Patients Tested for Bloodborne Pathogens after Syringe Reused for Flu Vaccines

October 14, 2015 | Strategic Insights for Health System


​A New Jersey nurse who reused a syringe to administer flu vaccine to 67 patients is "no longer working" with the company running the vaccine programs, according to a news report from the Philadelphia ABC affiliate WPVI TV. According to multiple news reports, including an October 7, 2015, article, the nurse changed the needle for each patient but used the same syringe, raising the risk of bloodborne pathogen exposure.

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