Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter October 24, 2014
Needlestick & Sharps Injuries
Wagga eight-year-old suffers needle-stick injury in main street - Newcastle Herald
Why Has Nurse Amber Vinson Recovered From Ebola So Quickly? - NBCNews.com
Warning over needle-stick injuries - Daily Advertiser
Faster Ebola Tests Could Help Stem the Outbreak in West Africa - TIME
CDC: Pennsylvania to expand Ebola monitoring - Allentown Morning Call
Needle-stick Safety Not a Top Legislative Healthcare Priority in Asia-Pacific ... - Yahoo!7 News
Dental nurses 'at high risk of needlestick injuries' - Zenopa
HIV
Remember When the U.S. Barred Travelers With HIV? An Ebola Ban Could be ... - Huffington Post
Aging with HIV poses challenges - Columbus Dispatch
HEPATITIS
Man gets hepatitis after insulin pen misused at hospital - WTNH
Hepatitis trial focuses on Nevada insurance provider - MyNews3 Las Vegas KSNV
Pill Injectors at Higher Risk for Hepatitis C than Heroin Injectors - Huffington Post
Senate Lawmaker Eyes Hearing on the Cost of Hepatitis C Treatments - Wall Street Journal (blog)
WEST NILE
Death Certificate says Mount Helix man died from West Nile Virus - 10News
77-year-old dies of West Nile virus - 10News
West Nile virus worries in the South Bay - Easy Reader
West Nile virus death reported in Philadelphia - Philly.com
Flu vs. West Nile, Ebola, Enterovirus: How to tell and what you need to know - Los Angeles Register
DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION
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
Ebola Prompts North Korea to Bar Tourists - New York Times
3 Hospitals Designated For Md. Ebola Patients - CBS Local
Ebola Vaccine, Ready for Test, Sat on the Shelf - New York Times
Ebola death toll rises to almost 4900 - Aljazeera.com
Doctor in New York City Is Sick With Ebola - New York Times
Report: New York City physician tests positive for Ebola - Washington Post
Source: Doctors Without Borders physician in NYC tests positive for Ebola - CNN
Microsoft co-founder Allen to give $100M to fight Ebola - USA TODAY
New York tests doctor who was in West Africa for Ebola - Reuters
New Ebola Screening Measures - New York Times
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IN THE NEWS
WARNING OVER NEEDLE-STICK INJURIES
Wagga woman's son was pricked by a needle while crossing the road on Baylis Street.
 
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REMEMBER WHEN THE U.S. BARRED TRAVELERS WITH HIV? AN EBOLA BAN COULD BE ...
Republican politicians, joined by a few Democrats in tight election races, have stepped up their calls in recent days for a temporary ban on all travelers coming from West Africa -- despite the fact that medical experts say such a...
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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 JC
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AHO requirements.
 

For more information, contact Bemis Health Care 

Products Group at  800-558-7651

 
 
STATE RAMPS UP EBOLA RESPONSE EFFORTS
State ramps up Ebola response efforts Greene County Daily World In the United States, Ebola is only spread through direct contact with blood or body fluids (including but not limited to urine, saliva, feces, vomit and semen, or a needlestick) of a...
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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.
 
SHARPS INJURIES STILL A RISK FOR NHS STAFF
Recent figures from the NHS Business Service Authority have revealed the health service has been sluggish to introduce safer needles, syringes and lancets.
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JANE ASTON ON THE EMOTIONAL COSTS OF NEEDLESTICK AND SHARPS INJURIES IN THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY
Jane Aston reveals the emotional costs of needlestick and sharps injuries and the impact a blood-borne virus can have. Aston is a clinical nurse consultant with expertise in occupational health....
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LESSONS FROM THE SPANISH FLU, NEARLY 100 YEARS LATER
A new Michigan State University study of “the mother of all pandemics” could offer insight into infection control measures for the flu and other epidemic diseases.
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WHO DECLARES END OF EBOLA OUTBREAK IN NIGERIA
The Ebola virus was introduced into Nigeria on July 20, 2014 when an infected Liberian man arrived by plane into Lagos, Africa's most populous city.
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WEST PHARMA RECEIVES FDA 510(K) CLEARANCE, CE MARK FOR VIAL2BAG DC
West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (WST), Tuesday said its Vial2Bag DC device, which transfers drugs from their vials to IV bags, has ...
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NURSES INVITE PUBLIC TO SIGN PETITION DEMANDING HIGHEST EBOLA STANDARDS FOR ALL HOSPITALS
Registered nurses in various cities across the country will kick off a national week of action today demanding that President Obama and the U.S.
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OUR CORPORATE MEMBERS
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Packaging your drug in a prefillable syringe with a safety feature will provide protection for health care workers and patients against accidental needlestick injuries. The NovaGuard SA (Staked-needle Automatic) syringe system can be deployed using a single-handed technique to shield the exposed needle.

 
System Benefits
·        Mitigates glass flange breakage
·        Bulk packaging enables automated assembly
·        Designed to prevent pre-activation
·        Uses standard plunger rods
·        Tamper resistant

 
To learn more about using the NovaGuard SA syringe system for your drug product, or for information on any of West’s injectable drug packaging or delivery system technologies, click here.

 
*For investigational use only by our pharmaceutical and biotechnology development partners. West markets the NovaGuard SA technology as an integrated system. Final assembly is completed by the pharmaceutical company.
West and the diamond logo and NovaGuard™ are trademarks or registered s of West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions.

  
 
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