Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter August 29, 2014
Needlestick & Sharps Injuries
Does Drug Discovery Require A Passionate Purposeful Commitment? - Life Science Leader Magazine
Discarded fit packs found by Shire garden crew - Central Midlands & Coastal Advocate
The Herd Mentality Of The Anti-Vaxxer Movement - io9
A flu shot without a needle — PharmaJet injector gets FDA OK - Denver Business Journal (blog)
HIV
HIV on the rise in Bexar County - mySanAntonio.com
California man accused of intentionally spreading HIV - CBS News
HIV cure failure in Mississippi baby 'the beginning of a new chapter' - Medical News Today
Prophets risk arrest over HIV cure claims - New Zimbabwe.com
HEPATITIS
Recommendations to Screen for Hepatitis B - HCPLive
THIS IS A THING: Boston Red Sox Hepatitis C Home Run Celebration - SportsGrid
Austin Whataburger employee diagnosed with hepatitis A - UT The Daily Texan
1 out of 10 Asian Americans has hepatitis B - Philippine Star
WEST NILE
West Nile virus found near Desert Hot Springs - The Desert Sun
Nine new West Nile Virus cases this week for a total of 61 so far this year - KTAL
Seal Beach woman dies of West Nile virus; first in OC since 2012 - Los Angeles Times
Mayor who survived West Nile stars in warning ad - Chicago Tribune
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
Family Of Late Sooner Linebacker Helps Shed Light On Prescription Drug Abuse - news9.com KWTV
Prescription drug abuse vigil held in Tulsa - KOKI FOX 23
Social Media Proves to Be Helpful in Fighting Drug Abuse - DigitalJournal.com
Group aimed to address Maine's addiction problem to bring US drug czar to ... - Bangor Daily News
Prescription Drug Abuse Tops Alcohol Abuse In Tennessee - The Chattanoogan
Millfield woman admits to drug abuse while pregnant, pleads guilty to charges - Athens Messenger
Our Faith: Speaker to address drug abuse - Naperville Sun
EBOLA
Quarantine for Ebola Lifted in Liberia Slum - New York Times
CDC Director: Ebola Is 'Worse Than I'd Feared' - TIME
Ebola outbreak traced back to toddler and fruit bat - WJLA
Travel ban to Ebola affected countries, UK officials say - BBC News
Multiple Vaccines in the Works Against Ebola - NBCNews.com
US colleges will screen some students for Ebola - Washington Post
Birthplace of Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone - Washington Post
IN THE NEWS
WHAT CAN 14TH CENTURY VENICE TEACH US ABOUT EBOLA?
The way in which the Italian city of Venice dealt with the outbreak of the plague in the 14th century holds lessons on how to even mitigate the consequences of today’s emerging threats, like climate change, terrorism and highly infectious or...
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HOW TO REDUCE THE RISK OF SHARPS INJURIES
New regulations to control the risks posed by needles and other 'sharps' used in healthcare took effect on 11th May 2013. 
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QLICKSMART CASSETTE 3IN1 - FEATURES & BENEFITS
  • Small and compact - saves space!
  • The CASSETTE is sterilised and ready
  •  for use
  • Contains 3 units of Qlicksmart single blade re
  • mover cartridge per set
  • Single-handed "passive" activation - keeping hands out of harms way
  • Blade contained upon removal to enable safe disposal in an approved sharps container, eliminating injuries to downstream staff
  • Puncture resistant cartridge so you know you're safe
 
 
CDC BLOG ADDRESSES SAFE INJECTION PRACTICES IN DENTISTRY
Today, on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s Safe Healthcare Blog, Dr. John O’Keefe, chairman of the board for the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP), shares his personal experience with observing unsafe injection practices in a dental practice, and how he and OSAP strive to promote safe dentistry.
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EBOLA VIRUS DISEASE IN WEST AFRICA: 3,069 TOTAL CASES, 1,552 TOTAL DEATHS
The total number of probable and confirmed cases in the current outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the four affected countries as reported by the respective Ministries of Health of Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone is 3,069, with...
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UTHEALTH RESEARCHERS FIND UP TO 3,000 TIMES THE BACTERIAL GROWTH ON HOLLOW-HEAD TOOTHBRUSHES
Solid-head power toothbrushes retain less bacteria compared to hollow-head toothbrushes, according to researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Dentistry.
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SAFETY SUBCULTURE UNIT

 

The Safety SubCulture Unit (SCU) is a sharps safety device used to obtain samples from positive blood culture bottles.  Needleless sampling reduces risk of needlestick injury.

 

 

The plastic tip safely pierces the bottle septum and makes it easy to insert and remove from the culture bottle. The integrated filter cap controls gas or culture discharge for an added level of safety.

 
 
CDC DEPLOYEE RETURNS FROM WEST AFRICA BY CHARTER FLIGHT
CDC Deployee Returns from West Africa by Charter Flight 
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has returned a staff member from West Africa by charter flight after the employee had low-risk contact with an international health worker who recently tested positive for Ebola.
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AJRCCM RELEASES PERSPECTIVE ON CARING FOR CRITICALLY ILL PATIENTS WITH EBOLA VIRUS DISEASE
The largest-ever Ebola virus disease outbreak is ravaging West Africa, but with more personnel, basic monitoring, and supportive treatment, many of the sickest patients with Ebola virus disease do not need to die, note the authors of a new paper published...
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EBOLA NURSE CONFIDENT SHE'LL STAY SAFE - NEW ZEALAND HERALD
A Whangarei nurse working with the Red Cross on Africa's deadly Ebola crisis is confident her training and safety equipment will keep her safe from the disease that kills up to 60 per cent...
 
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WHO ISSUES ROADMAP TO SCALE UP INTERNATIONAL RESPONSE TO THE EBOLA OUTBREAK
The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a statement regarding a roadmap to scale up the international response to the Ebola viruses disease outbreak: The aim is to stop ongoing Ebola transmission worldwide within six to nine months, while...
 
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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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