|Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter||October 17, 2014|
|Journalist gives firsthand account of the international Ebola response - W*USA 9|
|STATE RAMPS UP EBOLA RESPONSE EFFORTS - Kokomo Perspective|
|Health care workers: Staying safe - WPDE|
|Dental nurses 'at high risk of needlestick injuries' - Zenopa|
|Ebola prevention: removing protective gear isn't easy - The Verge|
SHARPS INJURIES AMONGST HEALTHCARE WORKERS: REVIEW OF INCIDENCE, TRANSMISSIONS AND COSTS
Handling sharps is a major risk for nurses. Sharps injuries involve a potential exposure to more than 20 pathogens.
Staff still at too high a risk from sharps injuries, warns union
There are startling variations between trusts and regions in how safety sharps are bought and used, according to data collected by Union.
|Aging with HIV poses challenges - Columbus Dispatch|
|Leeway in 20th year of battling HIV/AIDS in New Haven - New Haven Register|
|Red Algae Extract Defends Against Ebola, HIV, SARS, and More - Center for Research on Globalization|
|HIV prevalence high amongst truck drivers – report - New Vision|
|Vital HIV test kits, drugs running out - Indian Express|
Aids: Origin of HIV pandemic 'was 1920s Kinshasa'
The origin of the Aids pandemic has been traced to the 1920s in the city of Kinshasa, in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo, scientists say.
|Spanish people with HIV and hepatitis C are 'more difficult' to treat - Olive Press|
|S.A. woman says 'miracle' drug cured her Hepatitis C - KENS 5 TV|
|U. of C. Medicine to take aim at hepatitis C - Chicago Tribune|
Eliminating hepatitis C from the United States is possible
It will require a sustained national commitment to reach, test, treat, cure, and prevent every case
|West Nile cases surging in state, Bay Area - San Jose Mercury News|
|Public Health Officials Report First 2014 Human West Nile Virus-Related Death ... - Central Stockton News|
|DHH: Two new cases of West Nile; one in Caddo - KTAL|
|Don't forget about West Nile virus - Houma Courier|
|Flu vs. West Nile, Ebola, Enterovirus: How to tell and what you need to know - Los Angeles Register|
|West Nile top suspect in Ophir woman's death - Auburn Journal|
|Doctor's Diagnosis: West Nile Virus - Newsday|
|Brevard health officials warn of West Nile virus - Florida Today|
|In California, Less Water Means More West Nile Virus - NPR (blog)|
Tulip Safety Fistula Needle
Features of the clear, patented TULIP safety needle protector:
|Substance abuse rising amongst Indian kids - Daily News & Analysis|
|Forum on drug abuse in Upper Bucks set for Thursday - The Intelligencer|
|Activists tackle scourge of prescription drug abuse - USA TODAY|
|Ex-soldier returns to fight substance abuse in military - USA TODAY|
|Indiana lawmakers fight for ways to end prescription drug abuse - Fox 59|
|Buzz: Prescription drug abuse, deaths growing in US - Press & Sun-Bulletin|
|Ebola medical waste arrives in Galveston - KHOU|
|Nigeria is Ebola-Free: Here's What They Did Right - TIME|
|Ebola Is Ruled Out After Cruise Ship Carrying Hospital Worker Returns to Texas - New York Times|
|Ebola Today: Family of First US Ebola Victim Feeling Ostracized - Boston.com|
|Ebola patient's family completes 21-day quarantine - USA TODAY|
|U.S. Hospitals Brace For Ebola Panic - Huffington Post|
|Critics: Ebola appointment latest in missteps by officials - USA TODAY|
|Spaniard With Ebola Beats the Disease, Test Shows - ABC News|
|Life in Quarantine for Ebola Exposure: 21 Days of Fear and Loathing - New York Times|
|Travel Ban Over Ebola May Bring Other Troubles - Wall Street Journal|
Life, Death and Grim Routine Fill the Day at a Liberian Ebola Clinic
Health workers tend to people sickened by Ebola and those quarantined while they wait to learn if they have the virus.
The Hepatitis C Escalation: Baby Boomer Ripple Effects - Scientific American (blog)
There's never been anything quite like this. The latest ripple effect of the 1945-65 baby boom will be a drug bill so high, that paying it, ...
SHARPSSENTINEL WALL CABINET SYSTEM
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.
For more information, contact Bemis Health Care Products Group at
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.
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.
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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