“Because One Droplet Found My Eye, I Was At Risk”

Thu, 05/12/2011 - 5:35am

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Registered nurse Cheryll Collins shares how her life changed after being exposed to HIV infected blood during a peripheral IV catheter insertion. Watch the video above to hear Cheryll in her own words tell how it has affected her work, her health and her family. Cheryll explains how she approaches IV insertion differently and what clinicians can do to better protect themselves from contaminated blood.

For more information and to hear and read other personal stories like Cheryll's, visit  

BD Medical has launched the Making Surgery Safer Campaign to help clinicians reduce the risk of blood exposure from short peripheral IV catheter insertion. To read more about this effort, click here.


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