Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter September 19, 2014
Needlestick & Sharps Injuries
Union fears 'significant risk' to Canberra prison staff from needle-exchange ... - Yahoo!7 News
Minimizing Variation in Vial Withdrawal Practice - Pharmaceutical Technology Magazine
Smart Material Could Lead to Puncture-Resistant Gloves - Controlled Environments Magazine
RI Medicaid Issues New Hepatitis C Drug Policy - Rhode Island Public Radio
Helping the medicine go down - The Pharmaceutical Journal (blog)
HIV
Man knowingly gave HIV to church friend, prosecutors say - Memphis Commercial Appeal
Ebola responders look to lessons from HIV - The Hill
My Child Has HIV And You Don't Know It - Huffington Post
A Prescription for Ending the HIV Epidemic - Huffington Post
HIV Cure Still Elusive [Video] - Guardian Liberty Voice
Taking a pill to prevent HIV - Boston Globe
HEPATITIS
Hepatitis C virus proteins in space - Phys.Org
Report reveals dangerous gap in understanding of hepatitis C transmission - Medical Xpress
CVS: One In 12 Hepatitis C Patients Not Adhering To $1000/Day Pill - Forbes
Hepatitis C deaths on rise in Australia, syphilis makes comeback - The Age
Maker of Costly Hepatitis C Drug Sovaldi Strikes Deal on Generics for Poor ... - New York Times
WEST NILE
West Nile cases still on rise in state; Orange County is hot spot - Los Angeles Times
5 cases of West Nile virus confirmed in Pasadena - Los Angeles Register
Weather keeping West Nile cases down - Chicago Daily Herald
Third West Nile virus case confirmed in Connecticut - WTNH
Second Human Case of West Nile Virus in Connecticut This Season - NBC Connecticut
Geneva man confirmed as 1st human West Nile case of the year in Kane County - Northwest Herald
West Nile Virus found in many parts of Nevada - Reno Gazette Journal
Local Man With West Nile Virus Warns Others Not To Ignore Flu-Like Symptoms - 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
Kirksville works to educate students about drug abuse - KTVO
Prescription drug abuse still a concern to health officals - WWSB ABC 7
Democratic and Republican lawmakers announce package to fight drug abuse ... - PolitickerNJ
NFL and Union Agree on Drug Plan - New York Times
NFL close to agreement on substance abuse policy; Josh Gordon could return to ... - The Plain Dealer - cleveland.com
NJ lawmakers seek to curb drug abuse with package of bills - NorthJersey.com
National survey shows youth drug use down 24% over past decade - Augusta Free Press
Teen drug and alcohol use continues to fall, new federal data show - Washington Post (blog)
New stats on drug, alcohol and tobacco use by teens - CBS News
Robin Thicke admits to drug abuse, says Paula Patton left because he told her ... - CBS News
EBOLA
Ebola patients buying survivors' blood from black market, WHO warns - CNN
Doctors Without Borders staffer contracts Ebola, will be evacuated to France - Fox News
Ebola Crisis Puts Sierra Leone on Three-Day National Lockdown - TIME
No trace of Ebola on New Orleans-bound ship, CDC insists - WDSU New Orleans
UN Leader Plans Stronger Presence in Ebola Zone - New York Times
Ebola survivor Kent Brantly hopes to return to Africa, 'Lord willing' - Los Angeles Times
American Ebola survivor calls the outbreak "a fire straight from the pit of hell" - Vox
Ebola outbreak hits home with Bay Area health specialists - SFGate
Obama ramping up US response in Ebola outbreak - Los Angeles Times
British volunteer receives Ebola vaccine in second human trial - Washington Post
IN THE NEWS
U.S. AIR MARSHAL IN QUARANTINE AFTER SUSPECTED EBOLA SYRINGE ATTACK AT LAGOS AIRPORT
An American federal air marshal was placed in quarantine in Houston, Texas yesterday after being attacked Sunday night at the Lagos, Nigeria airport. The assailant wielded a syringe which contained an unknown substance, and was able to inject an unknown substance into the back of one of the air marshal’s arms.
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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.
 
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WHO TO START NEW GLOBAL HEALTH INITIATIVE FOR NEEDLE SAFETY
At the TEDMED conference in Washington, DC, Dr. Marie-Paule Kieny, assistant director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), revealed that the organization will announce…
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CELINA POLICE DEPARTMENT ISSUES WARNING ABOUT HYPODERMIC NEEDLES
The Celina Police Department has issued a warning to residents: If you see a hypodermic syringe, don't pick it up.
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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 needlesticks, this new system complies with all OSHA, NIOSH, CDC, and JCAHO requirements.
 

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

 
 
OSHA AND NEEDLESTICK INJURY
Needlestick and sharps injuries are common in the healthcare industry, but that's not the only place.
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WINSTON SALEM POLICE DEPARTMENT WORKS TO PROTECT OFFICERS FROM NEEDLESTICK INJURIES
On December 1, 2013 a law went into effect in North Carolina that protects law enforcement from accidental needlestick injury and potential exposure to HIV and hepatitis C during searches. HB850/Needlestick Prevention law states that a person cannot be prosecuted for possession of a syringe or other sharp object if the object is declared to a law enforcement officer prior to search.
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REVIEW UNDERWAY AFTER 6-YEAR-OLD CHILD GRABS SYRINGE FROM DOWNTOWN LONDON NEEDLE BIN
A London mother is asking for changes to be made when it comes to the placement of the city’s needle collection bins after her son was able to grab a used syringe.
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HOSPITALS THROW MEDICAL WASTE IN CITY GARBAGE BINS
Non-segregation of medical waste and improper training of employees who handle it in most hospitals is resulting in the waste getting mixed up with domestic garbage at streetside bins.
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CLOSE TO 10,000 DISCARDED NEEDLES COLLECTED
When needles are found, chances are Dennis Chippa and his team are called upon to pick them up. Chippa works for the Aids Committee of North Bay and also heads the program, “Look Sharp, No Sharp.”
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SAFE CARE AND DISPOSAL OF OUR HEALTH CARE 'SHARPS'
Those who use needles or syringes to manage their health care needs should know how to properly use them safely, and how to dispose of them after use. After July 2012, it became unlawful to dispose of “sharps” by placing them in household trash, so most cities and towns in Massachusetts now have appropriate drop off points.
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OVER 700 PEOPLE EXPOSED TO HIV, HEPATITIS AT VA HOSPITAL THAT REUSED INSULIN PENS
A major procedural botch at a Veterans Affairs (VA) hospital in Western New York may have been responsible for exposing at least 700 diabetic patients to hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and even HIV. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the Veterans Affairs Western New York Healthcare System was recently exposed for having reused individual insulin pens on multiple patients throughout the course of several years, which put these patients at serious risk of infection.
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MY HIV CHILD IS PLAYING WITH YOUR CHILD
My HIV child is playing with your child, and you don't know it. My HIV-positive child has legal protections that mean we don't have to tell you —schools, camps, parents, or anyone except doctors and dentists—about her HIV-positive status.
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PENBLADE
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
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