Needlestick injury

In the event of a needlestick injury

Dispose of the sharp safely using the sharps disposal pack provided.

Immediate first aid

  • Squeeze the site to encourage bleeding
  • Do not suck the wound
  • Wash the area with soap and water
  • Cover with a dressing if required

Next steps

  • Inform your manager
  • Attend A&E (Leicester Royal Infirmary)
  • Complete an accident form

Contact Occupational Health

As soon as possible for further guidance and follow up.