Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter July 25, 2014
Needlestick & Sharps Injuries
Meta-analysis: only half the people who start PEP complete the course - aidsmap
Ex-FDNY firefighter gets cutting-edge spinal treatment - New York Daily News
Seven BC jobs that redefine what 'hard work' really is - The Province (blog)
Behaviour change can reduce risk of needle stick injury to nil - The News International
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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HIV
Aids-free generation within reach if we boost HIV treatment, says Bill Clinton - The Guardian
US HIV cases dropped 33% over the last decade - Los Angeles Times
HIV Rates Declining In U.S., Study Reports - Forbes
AIDS Cure Quest Advances as Cancer Drug Rouses Hidden HIV - Bloomberg
A proof of concept for an HIV cure exists. Now even our setbacks are useful - The Guardian
HEPATITIS
Will controversial hepatitis C drug continue its blockbuster sales? - SFGate (blog)
Egypt steps up efforts against hepatitis C - World Health Organization (press release)
WHO welcomes global momentum on viral hepatitis - World Health Organization (press release)
Snohomish Health District offers tests to prevent hepatitis - Bothell/Kenmore Reporter
Drug Treatment Programs Play Important Role in Educating, Treating Patients ... - Cornell Chronicle
Pennsylvania must do more to fight the epidemic of hepatitis C - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
WEST NILE
1st Human Case of West Nile Virus Reported in The Woodlands - News 92 FM
Monsoon season increases West Nile risk - Mohave Valley News
County reports first human case of West Nile - Your Houston News
Santee Man Has 1st Local Case of West Nile Virus Since 2012 - NBC 7 San Diego
DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION
DARE camp teaches safety and drug abuse resistance - WLOX
HCSO Sheriff, others work to promote drug abuse awareness - Your Houston News
Colts Partner With AG Zoeller To Combat Prescription Drug Abuse - Colts.com
Prescription drug abuse growing despite efforts to curb problem - Kansas.com
America's get-tough 'War on Drugs' has failed in fighting drug abuse - Press Herald
K-Shield™ Port Access Infusion Needle
Kawasumi brings you K-Shield, a totally integrated device for optimal non-coring Huber needle stick protection. K-Shield complies with all OSHA standards and has unmatched advantages.
 
It’s been carefully designed with user needs in mind. For example, it’s clinician friendly and easy to use, especially when activating the safety mechanism.
IN THE NEWS
USED NEEDLES DISCOVERED ACROSS RESORT STORES
A DANGEROUS Hypodermic needle dumping epidemic is plaguing shops and businesses across the resort, The Champion can exclusively reveal. In just the last two weeks staff at shops across the resort have been stunned to find used needles dumped in toilets and hidden in public places - in one serious incident a handbag containing a contaminated used syringe was sold to an unsuspecting customer.
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THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE SUSCEPTIBLE TO CHIKUNGUNYA IS INCREASING
In just two weeks, the number of Americans infected with the mosquito-borne virus chikungunya has almost doubled and the virus has now been found in mosquitoes in the United States, something that is very concerning to a Kansas State University...
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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

 
 
E-FACT 40 - RISK ASSESSMENT AND NEEDLESTICK INJURIES
The health of workers, particularly those in the health and welfare sectors, is at risk from exposure to blood-borne pathogens at work, often through an injury sustained by a worker.
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NOINJURIES.COM OFFERS FREE SUPPORT KIT TO HELP PREVENT HEALTHCARE INJURIES TO ...
Six critical hazard areas are spotlighted: Patient Handling; Sharps & Sticks; Infections; Slips & Falls; Workplace Violence; and Patient Safety.
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HEALTH AND SAFETY OF HEALTHCARE STAFF
Workers employed in the health care sector have to deal with a wide range of activities and environments that pose a threat to their health and put them at risk of occupational disease or work-related accidents. This section provides detailed information about such risks and effective methods of assessing and eliminating or minimising them.
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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.
 
EXPERT GUIDANCE ON HAND HYGIENE IN HEALTHCARE SETTINGS EMPHASIZES STRATEGIES FOR IMPROVING ADHERENCE
The guidance is featured in the August issue of the journal Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology and emphasizes best practices for implementing and optimizing hand hygiene programs to prevent the spread of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).
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PENBLADE
OUR CORPORATE MEMBERS
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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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