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[IP] infusion getting contaminated

In a message dated 9/17/98 5:14:36 AM, you wrote:

<<I decided to wipe the needel with alcohol and go ahead and use it. 


> has had no probs with the 2 that I did that way.  but I remember in the

> initial pump training that we were told not to wipe the syringe needles

> with alcohol.


> What should I do when the needle happens to touch my finger or the


> assuming they are clean as I indicated?>>

this is very scarey to me.  the infections i have seen from sets being touched
and then used have required at least lancing open.  some even surgery.  i
wouldn't try it no matter what.
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