Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter June 20, 2014
Needlestick & Sharps Injuries
Bring your household hazardous waste to Henry Ford College - Dearborn Press and Guide
How mentorship shaped a Stanford surgeon's 30 years of liver transplants - Scope (blog)
Medics alarmed over increased cases of hepatitis infection - The Standard Digital News
Used needles pose dangers to police, emergency responders - Glens Falls Post-Star
Brisbane school needlestick injury media reporting criticised - Star Observer
Needlestick accidents at work: What to do next - Clinical Advisor
Needlestick risk linked to stickers on syringes from compounding pharmacies - Healio
HIV
Mears Transportation driver files HIV discrimination lawsuit - Orlando Sentinel (blog)
Texas man sentenced to 95 years in HIV sexual assault case - WHAS 11.com (subscription)
Where HIV medicine and oncology intersect - Healio
Living Openly With HIV: 'We Could Be Those Role Models We Wish We Had' - NPR
HIV Crisis In Detroit - Michronicleonline
HEPATITIS
Gov't Agencies, AMA Tap Telehealth, Other IT To Fight Hepatitis C - iHealthBeat
Hepatitis C Epidemic in Africa - Guardian Liberty Voice
A 4-week hep C cure? Bristol to test drugs with Gilead's Sovaldi - Reuters
Feds, AMA look to telemedicine, health IT to treat hepatitis C - FierceHealthIT
Hepatitis C testing continues as NKY rate soars - Cincinnati.com
AbbVie: Big Opportunity in Hepatitis C Drugs - Barron's
NY grapples with cost of life-saving Hepatitis C drug - Capital New York
WEST NILE
Human West Nile virus case reported in SJ County - KCRA Sacramento
West Nile Virus Detected in Turlock - www.TurlockCityNews.com
West Nile confirmed in Kane County - Chicago Daily Herald
West Nile virus in NJ: 10 cases, 2 deaths in '13 - Asbury Park Press
West Nile virus cases down in 2013 - Fox News
Longmont is latest city to test positive for West Nile virus, officials say - kdvr.com
DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION
Tenn. grant to help cops battle prescription drug abuse - Police News
KCBS Cover Story: Rx Safe Marin Addresses An Epidemic Of Prescription Drug ... - CBS Local
The changing face of drug addiction in Middletown - Middletown Press
Second drug abuse awareness program coming to Vermilion Schools - Chronicle-Telegram
Pope's View on Legalizing Drugs: Just Say No - ABC News
Tackling teen drug use - Frederick News Post (subscription)
Marin DA aims to fight prescription drug abuse with new program - KTVU San Francisco
Federal experts struggle to increase use of methadone alternative, amid drug ... - Minneapolis Star Tribune
State lawmakers strike heroin, drug-abuse deal - Crain's New York Business
Qlicksmart CASSETTE 3in1 - Features & Benefits
    • Small and compact - saves space!
    • The CASSETTE is sterilised and ready for use
    • Contains 3 units of Qlicksmart single blade remover cartridge per set
    • Single-handed "passive" activation - keeping hands out of harms way
    • Blade contained upon removal to enable safe disposal in an approved sharps container, eliminating injuries to downstream staff
    • Puncture resistant cartridge so you know you're safe
     
 
IN THE NEWS
JOINT COMMISSION ALERTS HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY TO PREVALENCE OF UNSAFE INJECTION PRACTICES
Patients visiting a clinic for an injection to relieve their pain or for chemotherapy don’t expect to leave with a new condition such as hepatitis, but unfortunately thousands of patients have been adversely affected in this way when they received.
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WORKPLACE SAFETY FOR NURSES
June is National Safety Month and a good time to take a look at the environments we work in to see just how safe they are and how safe they should be.
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SAFETY BLOOD COLLECTION/INFUSION SETS
The Safety Blood Collection Set with integrated needle protection is an important contribution to avoiding needlestick injuries. After use, the safety mechanism is activated inside the patient’s vein. To do this, the wings of the set are held in place with the fingers of one hand. With the other hand, the slide is released by pushing together the pieces on the side. The slide is then pulled back. An audible “Click” indicates correct activation
 
HEPATITIS C- NEEDLESTICK INJURIES
A Nurse's Story - Video
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NEEDLESTICK INJURIES | SAFE MANITOBA
Nurses are faced daily with the hazard of needlestick injuries. Watch this video to learn how to be SAFE.
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APOLLO EXPRESS -NEEDLE STICK INJURY
Awareness on needle stick injury- video,
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TULIP SAFETY FISTULA NEEDLE
Features of the clear, patented TULIP safety needle protector:
 
  • Low profile design
  • Ease of use during patient cannulation and needle placement
  • Activation using a one-handed technique
  • Audible click indicating protector is locked and will stay locked
  • Meets OSHA safety requirements
 
NEEDLESTICK SAFETY AND PREVENTION
A nurse's best advice
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K-SHIELD™ PORT ACCESS INFUSION NEEDLE
Kawasumi brings you K-Shield, a totally integrated device for optimal non-coring Huber needle stick protection. K-Shield complies with all OSHA standards and has unmatched advantages.
 
It’s been carefully designed with user needs in mind. For example, it’s clinician friendly and easy to use, especially when activating the safety mechanism.
HEATH AND SOCIAL CARE SERVICES - SHARPS INJURIES
The main risk posed by needle-stick injury to workers is exposure of the worker to blood-borne viruses
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OUR CORPORATE MEMBERS
Please click on any ISIPS member below to view their sharps safety products!

Acti-Lance single-use lancets have been designed for capillary blood sampling and the device is an integral component to the sharps-injury prevention programs in hospitals, clinics, laboratories, doctor’s offices and wherever patients and professionals have to feel safe.

Acti-Lance is very easy to handle and its intuitive top button activation minimizes training for new users.

brochure  instruction video  ordering info 

 

By using the Acti-Lance safety lancets you can easily eliminate needle stick injures and cross infection.


Key Features of Acti-Lance:

 

EASY TO HANDLE

Intuitive activation, low firing force, no lancet loading required, 3 step operation only

 
MINIMIZED PAIN

Ultra sharp and silicone coated needle, double spring mechanism to eliminate needle vibrations

 

SUFFICIENT TO LANCE ONCE

Different color-coded versions, right needle exposure length, adequate blood flow 

 

SAFE 

Truly disposable, self-destructive device, sterilized, reliable sterility protector

 

Acti-Lance safety lancets are available in three different color-coded versions to meet specific blood sample size applications and address a variety of skin types.

 
 
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