|Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter||October 31, 2014|
|On pins and needles: Kids see Mom in a moment of weakness - Harrison Daily|
|Ebola in Oregon: What you need to know about quarantine and isolation ... - The Oregonian - OregonLive.com|
|Boston Herald: CDC adding to confusion with Ebola - Madison.com|
|The United States' Misguided Self-Interest On Ebola - Health Affairs (blog)|
|Ebola Outbreak in West Africa Deeply Impacts U.S. Health-Care Policy - Emergency Management|
|Avoiding sharps injuries: put prevention before cure - PersonnelToday.com|
|Dental nurses 'at high risk of needlestick injuries' - Zenopa|
DENTAL NURSES STILL AT HIGH RISK OF SHARPS INJURIES
Dental nurseA survey conducted in conjunction with the British Association of Dental Nurses (BADN) and Initial Medical, has indicated that just over half of dental nurses in the UK and the Republic of Ireland have had a needlestick injury at some stage throughout their career.
Needlestick injuries in veterinary practice - is this an under-rated occupational hazard?
The wonderful Scott Weese published a review a couple of years ago and the figures are consistently high – in one, 64 per cent of female vets had had a needlestick; in another, 87 per cent of zoo vets had had one or more; and in yet another study 71 per cent of vet technicians or nurses had had one.
|'HIV prevalence high in Wenchi Municipality' - GhanaWeb|
|'I can infect whomever I please': HIV-positive woman steals frozen food from ... - New York Daily News|
|Let's close Milwaukee's HIV/AIDS gap - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel|
|Researchers Follow the Path of HIV and Prevention Interventions - PLoS Blogs (blog)|
|Is PrEP the End of HIV in the U.S.? - Advocate.com|
|Dick Donato: Reaction to My HIV Disclosure Has Been 'Overwhelmingly Positive' - People Magazine|
|The South African HIV scientist who gave girls back control of their bodies - The Guardian|
|'Positive' author debunks myths common myths about HIV - Today.com|
|Viral hepatitis symposium to be held - KHON2|
|Maine CDC won't name restaurant with Hepatitis infected worker - WGME|
|New Drug Cures Local Woman Of Hepatitis C - 5newsonline.com|
|Ex-WWE Wrestler Sues -- I Got Hepatitis C ... During Bloody Wrestling Match - TMZ.com|
|Insurers May Cover Costly Hepatitis C Drugs Only For The Very Ill - NPR (blog)|
|Harvoni Takes the Sting Out of Hepatitis C Treatment - Healthline|
|Health officials: Second person dies from West Nile virus - CBS 8 San Diego|
|Another West Nile death? Investigation underway - 10News|
|Cooler Temps Could Bring End to West Nile Season Soon - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth|
|In Arizona, West Nile Virus: 75, Ebola: 0 - Phoenix New Times (blog)|
|Fourth West Nile case confirmed in Volusia - Florida Today|
|Bob Lotane recovering from West Nile infection - Tallahassee.com|
|West Nile cases surging in state, Bay Area - San Jose Mercury News|
|Brevard health officials warn of West Nile virus - Florida Today|
babyLance Safety Heelstick
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The proprietary spring design provides a swift pendulum action of the cutting blade that makes a gentle incision and complies with CLSI LA4-A5 guidelines.
Easy on You and Baby
The industry's easiest trigger reduces finger pressure and activation distance for improved stability and incision quality, which greatly minimizes the risk of bruising.
Fits Your Hand Like a Glove
Designed with you in mind. Ergonomically, the dimples give you a secure grip. While functionally, the device cradles the baby's foot for stability and reduced rock, with visual markings that enable better alignment and a more accurate incision.
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The innovative spring design controls the consistency of the depth and width of the incision for better blood flow, without touching the baby's tender nerve fibers.
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|Prosecutor hopefuls want to target drug use - Richmond|
|Local Organization Helping Community to Identify Drug Abuse - WTRF|
|Regulators urge doctors, pharmacists to clamp down on prescription drug abuse - Colorado Springs Gazette|
|19-year-old to be recognized for work against drug abuse - Albuquerque Journal|
|Community shares stories of drug abuse and recovery - NorthShoreOfLongIsland.com|
|No link between tough penalties and drug use - report - BBC News|
|Peabody gets grant to prevent teen drug abuse - The Salem News|
|Drug abuse: But is Britain ready to grow up? - The Independent|
|Msgr. William O'Brien, 90, Dies; Innovator in Treating Drug Abuse - New York Times|
|Activists tackle scourge of prescription drug abuse - USA TODAY|
|Hospitals Wrestle With Extent of Ebola Treatment - Wall Street Journal|
|Scientists Try to Predict Number of US Ebola Cases - ABC News|
|UN Ebola patient being treated in French hospital - The Guardian|
|Eluding Ebola: Gear Matters, But Technique Matters More - NBCNews.com|
|'Scared' But Willing: Doctor Heading to Africa to Fight Ebola - NBCNews.com|
|Sierra Leone and Canada in Ebola row - Aljazeera.com|
|New York doctor with Ebola improves, nurse reunited with dog - Reuters|
|Braving Ebola - New York Times|
|New York Ebola Patient's Condition Improves, Officials Say - New York Times|
|US Ebola Survivors Tread Painful, Lonely Journeys - Wall Street Journal|
Slide Show: Ebola in the ED
The CDC has released new guidance for emergency departments (EDs) on evaluating and managing patients presenting with possible Ebola virus disease.
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 JC
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.
VACUETTE® Blood Collection Tubes
The advantages of using an evacuated blood collection system made out of plastic has been well known for a long time. It is of the greatest importance to produce high quality samples and analysis results, along with minimized risk of infection to staff. Greiner Bio-One can offer a complete range of evacuated blood collection tubes made out of virtually unbreakable PET-plastic. All of them are equipped with a unique safety cap, which also offers maximum security to healthcare workers. Coagulation is a critical testing area proving to be a challenge to some manufacturers. Not for us at Greiner.
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K-SHIELD™ PORT ACCESS INFUSION NEEDLE
Kawasumi brings you K-Shield, a totally integrated device for optimal non-coring Huber needle stick protection. K-Shield complies with all OSHA standards and has unmatched advantages.
It’s been carefully designed with user needs in mind. For example, it’s clinician friendly and easy to use, especially when activating the safety mechanism.
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.
· 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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