Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter July 18, 2014
Needlestick & Sharps Injuries
dentist's patients await HIV tests - The Australian
HIV scare for hundreds of residents in eastern Victoria - The Age
Singer Naomi Judd Raises Her Voice on Hepatitis C - Everyday Health
Behaviour change can reduce risk of needle stick injury to nil - The News International
Hepatitis C: Older Americans are at risk - Princeton Daily Clarion
Letters, June 27, 2014: Rethinking women's place in the kitchen - Santa Cruz Sentinel
HIV
'Shame' for using an HIV prevention drug that works? Twin Cities men confront ... - MinnPost.com
HIV/AIDS Stigmatized Among African-Americans - Voice of America
Prominent HIV researcher Joep Lange was among the victims of flight MH17 - Vox
Tributes for Dutch HIV expert aboard MH17 - Daily Mail
Nearly a third of HIV patients are diagnosed too late, data shows - The Guardian
New Obstacles to HIV Treatment in Zambia - Guardian Liberty Voice
The Upshot|Is Truvada, the Pill to Prevent HIV, 99 Percent Effective? Don't Be ... - New York Times
HEPATITIS
New treatments hold promise for those with hepatitis c - The Salinas Californian
IU Professor's Discovery May Lead To Hepatitis B Cure - Indiana Public Media
Trinity Issues Hepatitis C Response - KXNet.com
Would California spend $6.7 billion for hepatitis C drug? - SFGate
Oregon to Pharma: Let's Make a Deal on Hepatitis C Drugs - Wall Street Journal (blog)
New hepatitis C drug is overpriced at $1000 - DesMoinesRegister.com
New campaign warns of 'silent epidemic' of hepatitis C in Syracuse's black ... - The Post-Standard
Daily Checkup: New medications offer hepatitis patients a much better chance ... - New York Daily 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
First Two Human Cases Of West Nile Confirmed In Dallas County - CBS Local
West Nile Virus Bird in Peoria County - CIproud.com
West Nile Virus threat brings renewed spraying - News10.net
Sacramento County's northern suburbs targeted for West Nile spraying - Sacramento Bee
DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION
Obama says he ended the 'War on Drugs.' Don't believe him - Washington Post
200, 000 People Died of Drug Abuse in 2012 - UN Report - AllAfrica.com
State leaders ask for local input on plan to reduce prescription drug abuse - WCYB
High Court rejects ex-deputy coroner's claim PTSD led to drug abuse - KTVQ Billings News
Drug abuse skyrocketing in Tennessee, program targets ways to help - Knoxville News Sentinel
Traveling tombstones target drug abuse in suburbs - Chicago Daily Herald
Drug Abuse in Schools - Is Your Child Safe? - AllAfrica.com
EXCLUSIVE: Feds quietly investigating prescription drug abuse in NFL locker ... - New York Daily News
SHARPS SAFETY - Preventing Injuries and Infections
The OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens standard (29 CFR 1910.1030) has requirements for employers to protect workers who are occupationally exposed to blood and other potentially infectious materials (OPIM).
 
Employers must review and re-evaluate effectiveness of control plan.
 
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IN THE NEWS
'BLACK BOX' TRACKS ERRORS IN TORONTO OPERATING...
He's hoping having black boxes in operating rooms will help promote a safety culture similar to that of the aviation industry, where people can ...
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BOY, 11, ACCUSED OF STABBING 20 PUPILS WITH NEEDLE AT WOLVERHAMPTON SCHOOL IS EXCLUDED
The boy attended Moreton Community School where the incident is alleged to have taken place in June.  Pupils were advised to have hepatitis injections as a precaution.
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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

 
 
CONTAMINATED TATTOO INK, NEEDLES RECALLED
Multiple lots of tattoo inks and needles sold by a California-based company through the Internet have been recalled due to potential bacterial contamination, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Monday.
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SHOCKING RISE OF DANGEROUS ANABOLIC STEROID USE IN BRITAIN'S GYMS
Steroid use is growing so fast that gyms and fitness centres are now installing their own needle bins as numbers outstrip heroin addicts who inject.
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CONTAMINATED TATTOO INK, NEEDLES RECALLED
Multiple lots of tattoo inks and needles sold by a California-based company through the Internet have been recalled due to potential bacterial contamination, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced recently.
 
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SHARPS WASTE
Improperly discarded needles, also known as "sharps waste," pose a major health threat to members of the public and sanitation workers alike. Whether tossed onto the street or thrown in the trash, used needles are hazardous items that put individuals at risk of needle stick injuries and exposure to bloodborne infectious diseases, such as hepatitis or HIV. People who get stuck must receive immediate treatment and follow-up care including multiple lab tests and medications to help ensure they don't get sick.
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SAMPLOK ADAPTER CAP
One product that is used to fill blood culture bottles with blood sample is the 
SampLok® Adapter Cap from ITL Corporation. It is a versatile device for safe blood sample collection and sample transfer into blood culture bottles and test tubes. With an integrated safety lid, the SampLok 
Adapter Cap provides safety to healthcare workers by reducing the risk of needle stick injury. The SampLok Adapter Cap’s flexible design allows sampling with a variety of culture bottles and vacuum test tubes.
 
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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