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Hi guys, I’m wondering if anyone can help. Recently qualified and have made a silly mistake and now I am really panicking as we have cqc coming in for an inspection. Basically what happened was I had a sharps injury with a used matrix band. Tended to the wound appropriately, checked pts medical history which was all clear, and stopped working immediately as it was the end of the day.

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A) did not go to a&e within the required amount of time but did contact occupational health several days later (I know this isn’t looking great but it is what it is!). I had all my vaccinations such as hep b done prior to the incident. Also, the matrix band did not contain any blood of the patient which lessens the possibility of contracting hiv.

B)was away from the practice days later for a whole week. I actually was supposed to be leaving but decided to come back to my old job to which I’ll be returning to on Monday.

C)accident form was filled out and the wound was dealt with appropriately as stated in the sharps injury protocol. Due to me coming back to work, my manager has asked if I’d taken a blood test after the accident and I have not! So that’s when I contacted occupational health(I have proof of this).

The thing is, cqc are coming and im uncertain of what will happen if this is picked up on!
I know I’ve made a mistake by not going to a&e but am I going to be struck off the Gdc? I’m so so so worried 😩😩😩
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(Original post by KamZevel)
Hi guys, I’m wondering if anyone can help. Recently qualified and have made a silly mistake and now I am really panicking as we have cqc coming in for an inspection. Basically what happened was I had a sharps injury with a used matrix band. Tended to the wound appropriately, checked pts medical history which was all clear, and stopped working immediately as it was the end of the day.

HOWEVER:

A) did not go to a&e within the required amount of time but did contact occupational health several days later (I know this isn’t looking great but it is what it is!). I had all my vaccinations such as hep b done prior to the incident. Also, the matrix band did not contain any blood of the patient which lessens the possibility of contracting hiv.

B)was away from the practice days later for a whole week. I actually was supposed to be leaving but decided to come back to my old job to which I’ll be returning to on Monday.

C)accident form was filled out and the wound was dealt with appropriately as stated in the sharps injury protocol. Due to me coming back to work, my manager has asked if I’d taken a blood test after the accident and I have not! So that’s when I contacted occupational health(I have proof of this).

The thing is, cqc are coming and im uncertain of what will happen if this is picked up on!
I know I’ve made a mistake by not going to a&e but am I going to be struck off the Gdc? I’m so so so worried 😩😩😩
Relax, nothing is going to happen.
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