Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter August 8, 2014
Needlestick & Sharps Injuries
'We Need More': Fight Against Ebola Is Thin on the Ground - NBCNews.com
Nurse used same needle on two patients - New Zealand Herald
Newest anti-vaxx trend causes babies' brains to bleed - Salon
Beware of Hepatitis, the 'silent epidemic' more deadly than HIV - The Standard Digital News
Action on discarded needle danger in Dundee - The Courier
Doctor accused of practicing without license - WKBN.com
Woman charged with assaulting Vandalia Police Officer - Piqua Daily Call
HIV
A New Age in HIV Dating - Guardian Liberty Voice
HIV prevention pill raises doctor concerns - KHOU
16 new cases of HIV now reported daily, DOH warns - Inquirer.net
Dissolvable fabric loaded with medicine might offer faster protection against HIV - UW Today
'HIV global death estimates are wrong' - The Guardian
HIV in the golden years - The Desert Sun
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.
HEPATITIS
Hepatitis is Still the Silent Killer | Commentary - Roll Call
Map of hepatitis C strains should help eradication efforts - Imperial College London
SLU hepatitis expert honored at White House - STLtoday.com
Illinois Medicaid restricts use of hepatitis C drug - Northwest Herald
County Hepatitis C rates down in 2012 - Portsmouth Daily Times
Despite cost, $1000 hepatitis C pill is now leading treatment - Tech Times
Anti-HIV drugs may benefit hepatitis C patients - Cincinnati.com
Elimination of Chronic Hepatitis Feasible - Voice of America
WEST NILE
State confirms 3 Iowans sickened by West Nile virus - DesMoinesRegister.com
West Nile virus detected in Benton County - Yakima Herald-Republic
Three West Nile Cases Reported in Iowa - whotv.com
Iowa's First West Nile Cases Appearing Earlier Than Usual - KCRG
NJ Health Officials: 20 Residents Test Positive For Chikungunya Virus; West ... - CBS Local
Tulip Safety Fistula Needle
Features of the clear, patented TULIP safety needle protector:
 
  • Low profile design
  • Ease of use during patient cannulation and needle placement
  • Activation using a one-handed technique
  • Audible click indicating protector is locked and will stay locked
  • Meets OSHA safety requirements
 
DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION
Red Flag Raised As Drug Abuse Hits Eldoret Schools, Colleges - The Star
WORLD GONE MAD: Senator Carlucci & Leaders Against Drug Abuse ... - Rockland County Times
Community briefs: Mission Viejo TV airs teen drug abuse series - OCRegister
House passes Welch legislation to curb prescription drug abuse and ensure ... - vtdigger.org
Use science to reduce drug abuse among children - So Md News
Latrobe stadium gathering to advise on drug abuse, gun safety, other issues - Tribune-Review
Denver mom survives darkness of prescription drug abuse epidemic - CNN
IN THE NEWS
[MUST READ] FIVE WAYS EBOLA VIRUS IS DEADLIER THAN HIV/AIDS
It is called Ebola Virus Disease!The outbreak was declared in March this year in Guinea. Since then, the disease has spread to Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria.As of the time of this writing , there have been 1,323 confirmed cases with 729 deaths (55% fatality rate) spread across these four countries in West Africa. This is the largest EVD outbreak ever recorded.If care is not taken,there may be a global outbreak of the disease.
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SYRINGES, JOCKS FOUND IN SEWERAGE
Socks, jocks and syringes were just some of the obscure and potentially hazardous items found during a routine sewerage inspection recently.
Roxby Council Sewerage and Water Manager Shane Mills said while finding items such as socks, jocks and tennis balls in the sewerage chambers were relatively common occurrences, syringes were not.  “People – I don’t know what they do, but these things end up in the sewer and they block our pumps,” Mr Mills told The Monitor last week.
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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 need
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lesticks, this new system complies with all OSHA, NIOSH, CDC, and JCAHO requirements.
 

For more information, contact Bemis Health Care Products Group at  800-558-7651

 
 
SHOCK STATS: 45 SYRINGE JAB SCARES IN SIX MONTHS
EVERY four days on the Sunshine Coast, someone is pricked with discarded needles and syringes.  The Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service has revealed that between January and June this year, there were 45 needle-stick complaints.
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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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HEPATITIS C CURE AVAILABLE — BUT ONLY IF YOU CAN AFFORD IT | TORONTO STAR
Two new drugs are curing up to 90 per cent of people with the liver disease. But they’re expensive, and so far, Ontario isn’t covering them.
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PENBLADE
NEEDLESTICK AND OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE TO INFECTIONS IS A CONSTANT THREAT IN DENTAL PRACTICE.
Many blood-borne infections, including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, hepatitis B and hepatitis C, may be contracted through this route.
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NEEDLE-STICK INJURIES AMONG HEALTH CARE WORKERS
Around 600000 - 800000 injuries in every year occur in USA. Half of cases are not reported. Half of all hepatitis B and C in some parts of Africa and Asia are due to contaminated sharps. 2/3 of hepatitis B and C in Eastern Mediterranean are due to contaminated sharps. Over 2/3 of hepatitis B in Central and South American are due to occupational exposure.
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SHARPS & NEEDLESTICKS
64%of nurses experienced a prick by a syringe or needle while on the job. Stop the injuries.
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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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