|Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter||July 18, 2014|
|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|
|'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|
|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|
|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|
|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.
SHARPSSENTINEL WALL CABINET SYSTEM
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.
For more information, contact Bemis Health Care Products Group at
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.
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.
By using the Acti-Lance safety lancets you can easily eliminate needle stick injures and cross infection.
EASY TO HANDLE
Intuitive activation, low firing force, no lancet loading required, 3 step operation only
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
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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