|Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter||November 14, 2014|
|Nonsurgical eye-lift with minimal side effects - KSDK|
|Meet the Minnesotans ready to fight Ebola - Minnesota Public Radio News|
|Quarantining Compassion - The Texas Observer|
|After an accidental needle stab, a doctor's Ebola watch begins - Washington Post|
|Traditional Healers And Naturalistic Fallacy Contribute To HIV Care Delays - Science 2.0|
|HIV-infected adults diagnosed with age-related diseases at similar ages as ... - Medical Xpress|
|Fighting HIV with Stem Cells and Cutting-edge Genetics - Bioscience Technology|
'I found out I had HIV through a text message'
THE number of Australians diagnosed with HIV is at a 20-year high.
|One in 10 sausages 'carries risk of hepatitis E virus' - BBC News|
|Health Q&A: Maine food handler serves up fears of hepatitis A - The Sentinel|
|Report: fewer US hospitalizations for Hepatitis A - WKOW|
|Hepatitis C Vaccine Safe In Humans, Study Finds - TIME|
|Hepatitis C patients may not qualify for pricey drugs unless illness is advanced - Washington Post|
Acti-Lance Safety Lancet
Acti-Lance single-use lancets have been designed for capillary blood sampling and the device is an integral component to the sharps-injury prevention programs in hospitals, clinics, laboratories, doctor’s offices and wherever patients and professionals have to feel safe.
By using the Acti-Lance safety lancets you can easily eliminate needle stick injures and cross infection.
Key Features of Acti-Lance:
EASY TO HANDLE
Intuitive activation, low firing force, no lancet loading required, 3 step operation only
Ultra sharp and silicone coated needle, double spring mechanism to eliminate needle vibrations
SUFFICIENT TO LANCE ONCE
Different color-coded versions, right needle exposure length, adequate blood flow
Truly disposable, self-destructive device, sterilized, reliable sterility protector
Acti-Lance safety lancets are available in three different color-coded versions to meet specific blood sample size applications and address a variety of skin types.
|Human cases of West Nile virus in Iowa is down - KCRG|
|Bikers rally to help Volusia girl with West Nile virus - Daytona Beach News-Journal|
|Claflin mom recovering from West Nile - Great Bend Tribune|
|Community steps up to help West Nile victim - Daytona Beach News-Journal|
|San Diego man talks about surviving West Nile virus - fox5sandiego.com|
|Family of second man to die from West Nile virus angry with doctors - 10News|
|In Arizona, West Nile Virus: 75, Ebola: 0 - Phoenix New Times (blog)|
|Bob Lotane recovering from West Nile infection - Tallahassee.com|
|Neural Activity works to prevent teen drug abuse - KJCT8.com|
|Westfield Community Invited to Learn About Prescription Drug Abuse - TheAlternativePress.com|
|Preventing teen drug abuse - KKCO-TV|
|Utah County's Most Wanted: Man wanted for forgery and drug abuse - Daily Herald|
|Hundreds take a stand at the cross against drug abuse - WBIR-TV|
|Activists tackle scourge of prescription drug abuse - USA TODAY|
|With Phone Calls and Persistence, Tracking Travelers at Risk for Ebola - New York Times|
|Another Sierra Leonean Doctor Infected With Ebola - ABC News|
|Maine Ebola Nurse Kaci Hickox, Free of Monitoring, Says We Must 'Get Over ... - NBCNews.com|
|Ebola-Infected NYC Doctor Will Leave Hospital - ABC News|
|How 'The Hot Zone' Got It Wrong And Other Tales Of Ebola's History - NPR (blog)|
An Ebola Healthcare Worker Returns Home to West Virginia
The week a healthcare worker in West Virginia completes his 21-day monitoring period after a month in Liberia.
CDC is Increasing Supply of Ebola-Specific PPE for U.S. Hospitals
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has ordered $2.7 million in personal protective equipment (PPE) to increase Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) supplies to assist U.S. hospitals caring for Ebola patients.
CDC - NIOSH Science Blog
Protecting Workers from Ebola: Eight Knowledge Generation Priorities
WHO Issues Guidance on Safe and Dignified Burial Protocol for Ebola Victims
A new World Health Organization (WHO) protocol for safe and dignified burial of people who die from Ebola virus disease emphasizes inclusion of family members and encouraging religious rites as an essential part of safe burials.
CDC Disease Detective Describes Chasing Ambulances as Part of Ebola Response
Ambulance chasing is a discouraged practice in the U.S...
Kaiser SF nurses strike over patient-safety standards, Ebola preparedness
Dozens of nurses picket outside the Kaiser hospital on Geary Boulevard on Tuesday. The nurses are striking for two days due to concerns that patient care is suffering.
Hundreds of nurses and nurse practitioners picketed in front of Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center on Tuesday as part of a two-day strike at nearly 90 Northern California facilities over patient-care standards and Ebola preparedness.
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.
PENBLADE® SAFETY SCALPEL
PROTECT YOUR PEOPLE WITH PENBLADE®
The PenBlade Safety Scalpel has a retractable blade that activates like a click pen and retracts with a simple press of a button. The "Pen-Style" activation is intuitive because it uses existing muscle memor. The release button is positioned near the front of the scalpel where it can be pressed without looking or repositioning the hand. The result is a safety scalpel that doctors and nurses actually like using.
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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