Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter August 15, 2014
Needlestick & Sharps Injuries
Syringes belonging to Indian athletes found in Glasgow 2014 Village but ... - Insidethegames.biz
Now, injections to be painless! - TheHealthSite
Woman charged with assaulting Vandalia Police Officer - The Daily Advocate
HIV
HIV/AIDS: What Educators Should Know - Black Voice News
Terrified patient woke up in agony during root canal work after anaesthetic ... - Daily Mail
This is what it's like to have HIV in 2014 - Vox
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
Recommendations for the Treatment of Hepatitis C Virus - Monthly Prescribing Reference
Hepatitis C wonder drug: Incredibly good, impossibly expensive? - TheNewsTribune.com
Hepatitis C - JAMA_ The Journal of the American Medical Association
Why the Hepatitis Cure Sovaldi Is a Budgetary Disaster for Prisons - New York Times
​Hepatitis C could be a rare disease in 20 years: Study - CBS News
WEST NILE
Health Officials: Take steps to avoid West Nile - KRQE News 13
First human case of West Nile Virus reported in Dauphin County - FOX43.com
Eighth West Nile case, first death reported in Montgomery County - Your Houston News
West Nile worries worsen, new virus details kept secret - ABC30.com
1 fatality in Montgomery County linked to West Nile virus - KPRC Houston
What You Need To Know About West Nile Virus In San Diego County - KPBS
West Nile Virus in Utah County - Daily Herald
Local West Nile virus patient shares story - KFSN-TV
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
REACH Council hopes to strike out drug abuse - Waxahachie Daily Light
Join Rise Above Colorado to prevent teen drug abuse - The Lamar Ledger
Prescription drug abuse is a complicated problem that ruins lives and careers ... - Baltimore Sun
Robin Williams, Substance Abuse, and Suicide - New York Magazine
A rise in King County drug use - Dailyuw
Curbing Prescription Drug Abuse Poses Challenges in Montana - ClaimsJournal.com
EBOLA
Sierra Leone Again Loses a Top Doctor to Ebola - New York Times
Fear of Ebola's Spread Prompts Extraordinary Precautions - Wall Street Journal
Husband: American Ebola Patient 'Making Good Progress' - ABC News
What does Ebola actually do? - Science Now
Doctors: Ebola Drug Poses 'Impossible Dilemma' - ABC News
Opting Against Ebola Drug for Ill African Doctor - New York Times
Using a Tactic Unseen in a Century, Countries Cordon Off Ebola-Racked Areas - New York Times
Inside the Ebola outbreak with the CDC - CNN
IN THE NEWS
OSHA: PRISON WORKERS EXPOSED TO BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS
Orange is not the new black at McDowell Correctional Institution and exposing staff members to bloody shanks is frowned upon by OSHA. A January 2014 OSHA investigation revealed that correctional officers and other staff at McDowell medium-security federal prison in Welch, W. Va., allegedly were exposed to bloodborne pathogens and other workplace safety and health hazards.
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DRUGS AND SYRINGES BEING DUMPED INDISCRIMINATELY IN THE WATERSIDE
Used syringes and needles, as well as drug paraphernalia are being regularly and indiscriminately dumped in the Waterside, according to the PSNI. In the past fortnight over 20 syringes as well as evidence of drug use involving narcotics have turned up at bonfire sites, on street corners and alleyways across the Waterside urban area, posing a serious health risk, particularly to children and young people
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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

 
 
EBOLA VIRUS DISEASE IN WEST AFRICA: 128 NEW CASES, 56 DEATHS
Between August 10 and 11, 2014, a total of 128 new cases of Ebola virus disease (laboratory-confirmed, probable, and suspect cases) as well as 56 deaths were reported from Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone.
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RESIDENTS WARNED OVER DISCARDED NEEDLES IN EXWICK AREA
LOCAL county councillor, Rob Hannaford, reports that earlier this year there was a serious problem with discarded needles and other drug paraphernalia around the lower Redhills area.  Read more: http://www.exeterexpressandecho.co.uk/Residents-warned-discarded-needles-Exwick-area/story-22338562-detail/story.html#ixzz3AJSVzQ4S
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NURSE USED SAME NEEDLE ON TWO PATIENTS
A nurse who used the same needle on two patients and failed to tell the second patient of the error for days has been referred to the Nursing Council for a possible review of her competency.
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PENBLADE
EBOLA HEIGHTENS HEALTH WORKER CRISIS
Thomson Reuters Foundation-Aug 8, 2014
No health worker should face the risk of a needle stick injury or the related risk of contracting Hepatitis B, HIV or Ebola. With more than 4 million ...
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DOCTOR ACCUSED OF PRACTICING WITHOUT LICENSE
“About two months after the needle stick injury, I seroconverted to HIV. And I submitted my blood to Canton and they confirmed it was HIV,” ...
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TERRIFIED PATIENT WOKE UP IN AGONY DURING ROOT CANAL WORK AFTER ANAESTHETIC GIVEN BY UNQUALIFIED HIV-POSITIVE DENTIST
A terrified patient woke up in 'agony' during an operation being performed by an HIV-positive dentist who was later struck off the register.  Donald Richardson claims he could have contracted the virus after he was given a general anaesthetic by disgraced Paisley dentist Harry Robertson - who wasn’t even qualified to knock people out.
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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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