Unsafe Injections Case Study

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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…show more content…
The first stakeholder is the local health department has an important role in protecting the community from infectious diseases that are transmitted by unsafe injections through observing the local hospital work environment. The second stakeholder is the local hospital. The local hospital should have strict laws that are related to the storage of injections also the ways of delivering injections to the patients. 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…show more content…
However, if the nurse didn’t take the fentanyl outside of the PACU so what her purpose to replace the fentanyl with saline? Also, this demonstrates that there is something abnormal behind the presence of the nurse in other parts of the hospital she did not work in it. Moreover, there is some confusing in this case study because it was mentioned that the hospital is concerned that additional patients may have been exposed to HCV or other bloodborne pathogen resulting from narcotics diversion by the nurse then moved to show that there is no legislation requiring healthcare providers to undergo bloodborne pathogen testing after that mentioned that hospital requesting assistance from local health department if the hospital should notify patients advising bloodborne pathogen testing. The concern of hospital did not show something important and the sentence coming after it was not related to the previous sentence furthermore, the hospital requesting assistance from the local health department if the hospital should notify patients advising bloodborne pathogen testing was not clear well because it wasn’t mentioned which patients should undergo this testing, the patients who were in the hospital when this accident happen or any new

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