A 26-year-old nurse suffers a needle stick injury on her
right index finger. The patient is a 49-year-old male who has been admitted
for investigation of pyrexia of unknown origin.
You are asked for advice immediately.
What first step should the nurse take?
Suck on the finger
Immerse the finger in bleach
Press on it to stop bleeding
Wash in running water
Administer zidovudine, lamivudine and indinavir immediately