Essay On Unsafe Injections

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Unsafe injections Unsafe injections practice is the main cause of transmission blood borne pathogens, for example, hepatitis B virus (HBV), Hepatitis C virus (HCV). In developing countries, the most common cause of HVC is unsafe injections. Unsafe injections happen through contaminated needles and the conditions of places where injections stored in it. In this case study, the ethical dilemma is related to unsafe injections. In this case study, there are two ethical dilemmas. Firstly, the main ethical dilemma is a cluster of acute hepatitis C virus (HVC) infections due to replacing syringes of fentanyl (a powerful opioid analgesic) with syringes of saline by a nurse working in the post-anesthesia care unit (PACU) and then she returns the filled syringes with saline to patient care. The second ethical dilemma is there is no legislation requiring health care providers to undergo bloodborne pathogen testing. The stakeholders in this situation are local health department, local hospital, healthcare…show more content…
In addition, local hospital bear a great responsibility in maintaining the safety of patients from any infectious diseases can be transmitted through contaminated injections. The third stakeholders are healthcare providers, they are responsible for delivering safe injections to the patients this is done through constant attention to sterilization of instruments used to treat patients, which include injections also healthcare providers should make sure to sterilize their hands constantly before and after injection patients. The fourth stakeholders are the patients, they are directly affected by contaminated injections so from patients’ right is obtain a safe injection to protect themselves from infection diseases transmitted through injections. Each ethical dilemmas could have options with positive impact in this situation. The options for
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