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Hello I Am Currently Working As A Paramedic. Today, I

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Posted on Sat, 28 Dec 2019
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I am currently working as a Paramedic. Today, I poked myself with a (was) sterile needle after drawing up Amiodarone. Straight from vial and then into my finger. The puncture wasn’t deep at all, minimal blood. Am I at risk from the medication exposure? I am healthy, no regular medications.
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Answered by Dr. Olgeta Xhufka (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
No risk of medication exposure.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear, welcome Ask a doctor's service.
I read your query and here is my advice.

I don't think you are at risk of medication exposure.
You didn't push the syringe so no medication was ejected from it and no amiodarone went into your blood.
I think you should not get concerned about it.

Hope I have answered the question.
Let me know if I can assist you further.
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Hello I Am Currently Working As A Paramedic. Today, I

Brief Answer: No risk of medication exposure. Detailed Answer: Hello dear, welcome Ask a doctor's service. I read your query and here is my advice. I don't think you are at risk of medication exposure. You didn't push the syringe so no medication was ejected from it and no amiodarone went into your blood. I think you should not get concerned about it. Hope I have answered the question. Let me know if I can assist you further.