Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter July 11, 2014
Needlestick & Sharps Injuries
Intravenous drug users warned on hepatitis C peril - Hong Kong Standard
American Red Cross Blood Drive - KAGS News
Hepatitis B infections in Kenya surpass HIV - The Standard Digital News
Special birthday present: Stem cell donor returns to Goltry - Enid News & Eagle
Tracking the feet that travel the globe - USA TODAY
Wayne County holds hazardous waste collection event - Hometownlife.com
HIV
HIV home-tests ban lifted but patience required for an accurate result - The Guardian
Darren Chiacchia trial on HIV-related charge pushed back to fall - Ocala
Whose HIV Is It, Anyway?: Tiger Mandingo and Viral Responsibility - Gawker
David Furnish praises MPs for undertaking HIV tests - PinkNews.co.uk
Complaint Says Insurance Plans Discriminate Against HIV Patients - WABE 90.1 FM
Cuomo announces plan to reduce HIV infections - Legislative Gazette
Opinion: Don't let insurers degrade HIV coverage - MiamiHerald.com
It's time to bring HIV prevention drugs out of the closet - MSNBC
HEPATITIS
Study: Small percentage of hepatitis C patients got through past treatments - Newsworks.org
Treatment for hepatitis C changing lives - Houston Chronicle
Courts still sorting blame in hepatitis C outbreak case linked to Michigan ... - Detroit Free Press
Despite ridicule, Egypt pushes ahead with AIDS, hepatitis 'cure' - Los Angeles Times
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
First cases of West Nile virus of 2014 show up in Livingston Parish - The Advocate
First Human Case of West NIle Reported In Texas - KBTX
DHH: First cases of West Nile Virus found - Belleville News Democrat
West Nile virus returns to Minnesota, Steele County residents encouraged to ... - Southernminn.com
Tracking West Nile Virus in Indiana - WTHR
Heavy rain keeps West Nile at bay - GoErie.com
Be aware of West Nile virus - Bismarck Tribune
DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION
Driven by Prescription Drug Abuse, Heroin Use Increases Among Suburban and ... - JAMA_ The Journal of the American Medical Association
Kansas selected for program to reduce prescription drug abuse - KHI News Service
90 Percent of Non-Pot Smokers in ER are Problem Drug Users: Study - Headlines & Global News
Prescription drug abuse: What we don't know can hurt us - Your Houston News
Pembroke resident provides impetus for battling drug abuse - Wicked Local
Voluntary Drug Rehab: China's New Anti-Drug Abuse Strategy - Chinatopix
Solutions sought for 'tidal wave' of heroin and other drug abuse - Times Herald-Record
Long road to drug addiction - Glens Falls Post-Star
Prescription drug abuse a major problem among Oklahoma nurses - NewsOK.com
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
SOUTHWEST GEORGIA HOSPITALS ACHIEVE HIGH HEPATITIS B VACCINATION RATES AMONG NEWBORNS
Several hospitals in Southwest Georgia, including Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, have been recognized by the Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) and the Georgia Department of Public Health for achieving one of the highest reported rates in the state for its work to protect newborns from Hepatitis B infection.
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NYU RESEARCHERS TACKLE RACIAL, ETHNIC DISPARITIES IN HIV MEDICAL STUDIES
A New York University College of Nursing (NYUCN) research team found that a social/behavioral intervention vastly increased the number of African American and Latino individuals living with HIV/AIDS who enrolled in HIV/AIDS medical studies.
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NEEDLELESS CONNECTORS….CONNECTION WITHOUT INFECTION!
Speakers: Marcia Ryder PhD MS RN - 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. 
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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

 
 
SLIDE SHOW: WORLD HEPATITIS DAY 2014
Every year on July 28, the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners mark World Hepatitis Day to increase the awareness and understanding of viral hepatitis and the diseases that it causes.
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10 SIGNS THAT YOU MAY HAVE AIDS
While the spread of AIDS in the western world has slowed, don’t make the mistake of thinking that the risk is gone. AIDS came on the scene in the United States in the early 1980’s and was a terminal disease for virtually anyone who was infected during that time. Fortunately, the disease is much more manageable these days, and instead of being considered terminal, it is largely considered a chronic disease that people can live with for decades.
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HOW MENTORSHIP SHAPED A STANFORD SURGEON’S 30 YEARS OF LIVER TRANSPLANTS
This year, pediatric liver transplant surgeon Carlos Esquivel, MD, PhD, is celebrating the 30th anniversary of his first liver transplant and his long career as a innovator of transplantation for tiny, fragile babies.
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"OUCH!!! -- I JUST GOT STUCK"
Needlesticks and sharps injuries are a serious hazard in the dental office. Such injuries may expose the dental worker to a potentially grave, lethal risk.
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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.

 
 
ELEVATOR BUTTONS MORE LIKELY TO BE COLONIZED BY BACTERIA THAN TOILET SURFACES
A new Sunnybrook-led study of three large urban hospitals has found that elevator buttons are more likely to be colonized by bacteria than toilet surfaces.
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NEEDLESTICK INJURY PREVENTION – PUNCTURING THE MYTHS
Issues relating to people with diabetes injecting themselves with insulin quite rightly are an important focus of diabetes care.
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UNDERSTANDING THE DANGERS OF NEEDLESTICK INJURIES
In the UK, a small but still troubling number of healthcare workers develop a potentially life-threatening disease as a result of sharps or needlestick injuries.
 
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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.

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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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