Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter September 5, 2014
Needlestick & Sharps Injuries
Ebola - CDC Director Rallies Health Workers - AllAfrica.com
Gadget Report: Needle-Free Flu Shots and a Pacemaker That's Really a Rolex - Healthline
Try Blood First for Ebola Crisis, WHO Says - NBCNews.com
CDC's Frieden On Ebola Outbreak in West Africa - AllAfrica.com
HIV
Her Doctor Said No to Her HIV Protection - Daily Beast
Winston-Salem State Hosts AIDS/HIV Conference - WFMY News 2
Fighting HIV stigma - U-T San Diego
AP Photos: HIV Patients in Myanmar Struggle - ABC News
HIV exposure cases head to court, stoke debate - Chicago Tribune
Gates Foundation awards $25 million to HIV vaccine research - Fox News
HIV cases in Austin continue to climb - KXAN.com
HEPATITIS
Letter: Hepatitis C and baby boomers -- everybody should get tested - NJ.com
Hepatitis E cases on the rise in Lakes state - Sudan Tribune
Doctors Battle Insurers for Access to Pricey Hepatitis C Drugs - Healthline
Federal judge dismisses Exeter Hospital's hepatitis C lawsuit - Seacoastonline.com
Booming | Learn the ABCs of hepatitis - The Courier-Journal
What you need to know about Hepatitis B - Philippine Star
WEST NILE
DHH: 2 new West Nile deaths this week - Shreveport Times
Harris County experiences record number of West Nile Virus cases - KPRC Houston
Person hospitalized with first human case of West Nile this year in Onondaga ... - The Post-Standard - syracuse.com
Nassau reports year's 1st human case of West Nile on Long Island - Newsday
West Nile Virus detected at record levels - Martinez News-Gazette
West Nile strikes Tallahassee resident Bob Lotane - Tallahassee.com
Long Beach reports its first West Nile virus death of 2014 - Los Angeles Times
In the battle against West Nile virus, people sometimes are the pests - Los Angeles Times
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
National Recovery Month: Those With Substance Abuse Problems Rarely Seek ... - Design & Trend
GUEST ESSAY: Nar-Anon offers parents outlet for children's drug abuse - Glens Falls Post-Star
Drug-policy negotiations ongoing between NFL and players' union - Washington Post
US grant will help drug abuse prevention, law enforcement agencies monitor ... - GazetteNET
Residents converge on local teen drug use - Glendale News Press
CSRA Prescription Drug Abuse Take Back Day Information - WJBF-TV
Flower Mound nonprofit releases documentary on teen drug abuse, recovery - Dallas Morning News
Churches join call for prayer to fight drug abuse in Appalachia - Columbus Dispatch
Prescription drug abuse summit set Tuesday - Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Health|In Move to Curb Drug Abuse, DEA Tightens Rule on Widely Prescribed ... - New York Times
EBOLA
Monkey Study: Ebola Vaccine Works, Needs Booster - ABC News
Ebola has up to an 18% chance of coming to America. Here's why you don't ... - Vox
American Doctor With Ebola 'Slightly Improved' - ABC News
Ebola virus precautions added to back-to-school advice on campus - CBC.ca
Ebola outbreak: Rick Sacra, American doctor, in stable condition - Fox News
Nigeria in the Time of Ebola - New York Times
Sierra Leone plans nationwide lockdown to stop spread of Ebola - CNN
From Bad to Worse With Ebola - New York Times
Sierra Leone to Impose 3-Day Ebola Quarantine - New York Times
Faith, Medicine or ZMapp? What Cured The Ebola Patients? - NBCNews.com
IN THE NEWS
CDC WARNS EBOLA EPIDEMIC IN WEST AFRICA IS OUTPACING CURRENT RESPONSE
In a briefing today, CDC director Tom Frieden, MD, MPH, reported on his visits last week to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone and called for immediate steps across nations to accelerate response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.
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EBOLA VIRUS DISEASE REPORTED IN SENEGAL
On Aug. 30, 2014, Senegal’s Ministry of Public Health and Social Affairs provided the World Health Organization (WHO) with details about a case of Ebola virus disease (EVD) announced in that country on Aug.
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PARENT UPSET BY DIRTY NEEDLES
Thirty children from Auckland Point School narrowly avoided walking through a cache of dirty needles.  Parent Grant Joyce said he was with his two daughters, aged 7 and 8, when their class went across the road to plant trees near the Trafalgar Centre yesterday.
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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.

 
 
FAKE PHYSICIAN SENT TO JAIL IN BARISAL
A fake physician has been sent to jail for attempting to give fake Hepatitis-B vaccines to primary school students in Babuganj upazila of Barisal on Monday afternoon.
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NEEDLES BEING FLUSHED AND ENDANGERING CFPUA EMPLOYEES
The CFPUA is discovering an alarming amount of needles at their pump stations.While CFPUA staff is maintaining the wet wells, they are uncovering more than half a dozen needles a day that have been flushed or disposed of into the wells.
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PAPHOS HOSPITAL WORKER BEING TESTED FOR HEPATITIS C
A STAFF member at Paphos General Hospital has admitted to having Hepatitis B and the facility is waiting for tests result which will determine whether he also has Hepatitis C.
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COULD YOUR DENTIST'S OFFICE GIVE YOU HIV OR HEPATITIS B?
He was soon diagnosed with Hepatitis B but that was not all. He was also asked to undergo an HIV test after red rashes appeared on his body.
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THINK BEFORE YOU INK! MEDICAL EXPERT WARNS HOLIDAYMAKERS ABOUT TATTOO AND PEDICURE DANGERS ABROAD AMID CONCERNS OVER RISE IN HEPATITIS B AND C INFECTIONS
Taking the leap and getting a tattoo or a piercing while on holiday may seem like an exciting and exhilarating idea, but an Australian medical expert is warning travellers to be aware of hepatitis B and C risks in the Asia-Pacific region.
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VA HOSPITAL MAY HAVE INFECTED 1,800 VETERANS WITH HIV
A Missouri VA hospital is under fire because it may have exposed more than 1,800 veterans to life-threatening diseases such as hepatitis and HIV.
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NEEDLE DISCOVERY RAISES CONCERNS - HUNDREDS FILTER THROUGH ESKASONI SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT
A Cape Breton First Nations community is asking residents to consider the health and safety of its band employees when flushing hypodermic needles down the drain.
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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 remover 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
 
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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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