Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter June 27, 2014
Needlestick & Sharps Injuries
BMA demands occupational health services are funded in full - Pulse
Bring your household hazardous waste to Henry Ford College - Dearborn Press and Guide
Occupational health: Who cares about the employee? - Nigerian Tribune
Health: HIV symptoms take time - State-Journal.com
Less Pain for Patients Suffering from Needle Stick Discomfort - NorthcentralPa.com
Needlestick injury at Brisbane Central State School, parents fear HIV risk - Courier Mail
Boy finds needle at Cohasset beach
Quigley said that the lifeguards are being “even more vigilant now” and were also trained in the proper disposal of “sharps” at a joint public safety meeting with the police and fire departments...
Needleless Connectors….connection without infection!
The risk of needlestick injury and bloodstream infection associated with needleless connectors is of increasing concern. Many questions still remain regarding the potential risk for infection among the various connectors.
HIV
Why Michael Stipe Waited Five Years to Get an HIV Test - RollingStone.com
Rate of Drug Use Stable, But HIV Spreading Rapidly, Experts Say - The Moscow Times
More young Australian women contract HIV on overseas trips, say counsellors - The Guardian
People living with HIV face 'crisis' as they age, study shows - Toronto Star
Ex-Iowa State researcher charged with falsifying data to make HIV vaccine ... - Minneapolis Star Tribune
HIV Did Not Stop Me From Having a Biological Child - TIME
HIV May Soon Be Eradicated? - Guardian Liberty Voice
HEPATITIS
In a Twist, Having Hepatitis C May Prevent Liver Transplant Rejection - Healthline
Tackle hepatitis C to save people living with HIV - Asian Tribune
To End America's Hepatitis C Epidemic, Bring It Out of the Shadows - Huffington Post (blog)
Drug companies searching for 4-week hepatitis C cure - Fox News
Patient Safe Syringes
Patient Safe® syringes are uniquely designed to reduce the risk of bloodstream infections resulting from catheter hub contamination. Their unique luer guard reduces the risk of luer tip contact contamination.
It also reduces the risk of contamination of intravenous fluid. Patient Safe® syringes are compatible with most available hypodermic needles, including those with manually activated safety features, vial access devices, and luer-activated catheter hub.
 
 
WEST NILE
THE DOCTOR IS IN: West Nile Warning - WSAW
West Nile human case reported in Tulare County - Sacramento Bee
West Nile virus cases on the rise in county - San Jose Mercury News
First West Nile human case reported in Tulare County - Fresno Bee
First West Nile virus death reported in Missouri - STLtoday.com
West Nile virus reported in Northbrook - Chicago Tribune
West Nile returns to North Shore - Wilmette Life
DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION
Global drug use stable, but nearly 200000 drug-related deaths still recorded ... - UN News Centre
UN: Drug Abuse Stable but Afghan Opium a Concern - ABC News
Awareness programmes mark International Day against Drug Abuse - Indian Express
Easy availability of narcotics responsible for drug abuse: FM - Zee News
How proactive parenting can prevent drug abuse - Times of India
CHOMP unveils database that helps in battle against prescription drug abuse - Monterey County Herald
CDC: Prescription drug abuse in America is an 'epidemic' - WBTV
Lockboxes Headed to Staten Island in Bid to Prevent Prescription Drug Abuse - DNAinfo
IN THE NEWS
HEXARMOR NEEDLE RESISTANT ANTI-SYRINGE GLOVES.
Anti-syringe glove with highest needlestick resistance available. Needle Protection provided by layering of Hexarmor SuperFabric yet offers incredible dexter...
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HEXARMOR SHARPSMASTER
The HexArmor SharpsMaster II 9014 Needlestick Glove by B M Polyco utilises high performance SuperFabric technology engineered to provide the highest levels of needle and cut protection available on the market.
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U.S. STATISTICS
Over 1.1 million people in the U.S. are living with HIV. One in six don’t know it. Get the facts. (A1: About 1 in 4 new #HIV infections is among youth ages 13-24, most are unaware.
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SHARPSSENTINEL WALL CABINET SYSTEM
 

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The SharpSentinel™ Wall Cabinet System secure sharps containers in a sturdy locked enclosure. SharpSentinel™ wall cabinets are perfect for use in patient rooms, exam rooms, physician and dentist offices, and any other areas where staff supervision is limited. Designed to protect staff from accidental needlesticks, this new system complies with all OSHA, NIOSH, CDC, and JCAHO requirements.
 

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For more information, contact Bemis Health Care Products Group at  800-558-7651

 
 
NEEDLESTICK INJURY CLAIMS
Not knowing if you have contracted a potentially fatal disease from a needle stick injury can be extremely traumatic for the victim.
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EBOLA VIRUS DISEASE IN WEST AFRICA
10 New Cases, 15 Deaths Between June 18 and 20, 2014, there were no new cases of Ebola virus disease, but 3 deaths were reported from Gueckedou (0 cases and 2 deaths) and Telimele (0 case and 1 death).
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SAFETY SUBCULTURE UNIT

 

The Safety SubCulture Unit (SCU) is a sharps safety device used to obtain samples from positive blood culture bottles.  Needleless sampling reduces risk of needlestick injury.

 

 

The plastic tip safely pierces the bottle septum and makes it easy to insert and remove from the culture bottle. The integrated filter cap controls gas or culture discharge for an added level of safety.

 
 
ANESTHESIA PERSONNEL’S KNOWLEDGE OF, ATTITUDES TOWARD, AND PRACTICE TO PREVENT NEEDLESTICK INJURIES
Anesthesia personnel are at risk for needlestick injuries (NSIs).
 
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WEST OFFERS INNOVATIVE AND RELIABLE SOLUTIONS AT PRE-FILLED SYRINGE ...
West organized the seminar to discuss innovative solutions on prefilled syringe, cartridge and safety devices. Hlobik shared his in-depth knowledge and experience in elastomeric components and accessories to support new ...
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OUR CORPORATE MEMBERS
Please click on any ISIPS member below to view their sharps safety products!
Surgilance Safety Lancet
 
A safe, easy and effective solution for obtaining a fingerstick blood samples!
 
The SurgiLance™ safety lancet from MediPurpose™ is a single-use needlestick device known for its safety, comfort and ease of use.
 
Safe and Easy to Use
SurgiLance™ safety lancets were explicitly designed t
o safely and easily deliver remarkably smooth incisions that minimize trauma to patients' fingers.
 
No-Arming Required
Unlike traditional lancets—and for that matter, some safety lancets—that requiring “arming” (inserting a needle into the device), SurgiLance™ is “pre-armed” and only requires five simple steps to operate.

 
Retractable Needles and Blades
The SurgiLance™ passive safety mechanism automatically activates after the device is used, requiring no action on the part of the user. After activation, the single-use device cannot be used again.
 
 
Seven Color-Coded Models
SurgiLance™ safety lancets are available in seven gauges and penetration depths, all of which provide identical safety and reliability. 
 
No-Cost Product Samples
Click here to evaluate SurgiLance™ for free!
 
 
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