Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter July 4, 2014
Needlestick & Sharps Injuries
American Red Cross Blood Drive - KAGS News
Hepatitis B infections in Kenya surpass HIV - The Standard Digital News
Behaviour change can reduce risk of needle stick injury to nil - The News International
Tracking the feet that travel the globe - USA TODAY
Wayne County holds hazardous waste collection event - Hometownlife.com
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
Tanzania could save $3200 in HIV fight - East African Business Week
It's time to bring HIV prevention drugs out of the closet - MSNBC
20-year-old Missouri woman accused of knowingly exposing others to HIV - KY3
HEPATITIS
Courts Still Sorting Blame in Hepatitis C Outbreak in Md., 7 Other States - CBS Local
Lawsuit Claims Trinity Employee Caused Hepatitis-C Outbreak - KXNet.com
Despite ridicule, Egypt pushes ahead with AIDS, hepatitis 'cure' - Los Angeles Times
County warns of potential hepatitis A exposure - The Coloradoan
Hepatitis C Infection May Have 'Silver Lining' for Transplant Patients - WebMD
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
How to protect yourself from West Nile this summer - SoutholdLOCAL
West Nile Virus Detected In Minnesota - CBS Local
1st West Nile Virus Detected This Year In Michigan - CBS Local
Bugs at Your July 4th BBQ? Beware of Chikungunya and West Nile - NBCNews.com
Suisun City resident is county's first West Nile virus case for 2014 - Fairfield Daily Republic
1st West Nile virus detection of year in Michigan - Detroit Free Press
DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION
Long road to drug addiction - Glens Falls Post-Star
Justin Bieber -- Drug Use on Trial in Paparazzi Assault Case - TMZ.com
Pembroke resident provides impetus for battling 'insidious scourge' of drug abuse - The Patriot Ledger
A Different Path to Fighting Addiction - New York Times
Medical group targets prescription drug abuse - St. Cloud Times
Five ways to combat prescription drug abuse - Boston Globe
IN THE NEWS
COURTS STILL SORTING BLAME IN HEPATITIS C OUTBREAK IN MD., 7 OTHER STATES
Two years after a cardiac technician was accused of infecting patients with hepatitis C, a handful of patients are still suing Exeter Hospital, which is pursuing its own lawsuit seeking help covering its settlement costs.
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NEEDLE STICK INJURY FROM HEPATITIS C POSITIVE PATIENT-RISK AND ...
Health workers have a great risk of having a needle stick injury and Management of Needlestick Injuries in the Health Care Setting is a challenge. Needle stick injuries are a major cause of transmission of pathogens from ...
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SEVENTH CONFIRMED NEEDLE STICK INJURY ON FATHER'S DAY
J's needle stick injury is unfortunately not the first at Cowell Beach. In May 2013, a 12-year-old boy found a needle, played with it, and pierced his finger tip. He was treated at Dominican Hospital and given antiviral treatment.
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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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