|Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter||July 25, 2014|
|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.
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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.
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.
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.
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
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