Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter November 21, 2014
Needlestick & Sharps Injuries
Ebola: Spanish Aid Worker Sent for Tests at Madrid Hospital after Needlestick ... - International Business Times UK
FDA clears syringe that prevents needlestick injuries - FierceDrugDelivery
V3 Healthcare Strategies Launches Unique Hypo-tec Needlestick Safety Device ... - PR Newswire (press release)
Needlestick injury at Brisbane Central State School, parents fear HIV risk - Courier Mail
Needlestick accidents at work: What to do next - Clinical Advisor
One hospital's prescription for reducing needlestick injuries: What can you learn? - Safety.BLR.com
Prevention of Needlestick Injuries Can Save U.S. Healthcare System More Than ... - Infection Control Today
HIV
Second Florida insurer strikes deal with state over HIV drugs - MiamiHerald.com
HIV positive mother Amanda Mammadova conceives two babies naturally - Daily Mail
HIV drug may also treat macular degeneration - Medical News Today
Research shows anti-HIV medicines can cause damage to fetal hearts - Medical Xpress
Heterosexuals in Kent become the highest group diagnosed with HIV - Medical Xpress
Indigenous Australia's HIV crisis never happened: five questions to James Ward - The Guardian
What life with HIV is really like - NEWS.com.au
HIV infections in UK reach all-time high but 25% of people are unaware they ... - Daily Mail
HEPATITIS
Revised Hepatitis C (HCV)/HIV Coinfection Section of the Adult and Adolescent ... - AIDS.gov blog (blog)
Europe gives green light to AbbVie hepatitis C drugs, others - Reuters
The dirty motivation behind Gilead's hepatitis C agreement - Al Jazeera America
Sovaldi – 'miracle' hepatitis C oral drug gets official nod - DAWN.com
Costly, New Hepatitis C Treatments Help Drive 12 Percent Drug Spending Jump ... - WebMD
Hepatitis C testing urged for baby boomers - Livingston Daily
Drugs Cure Hep C in Most Liver Transplant Patients - WebMD
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
 
MINIMIZED PAIN
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 
 
SAFE 
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.
 
WEST NILE
Calif. Reports Highest Number of West Nile Virus Deaths Since 2004 - California Healthline
In California, West Nile deaths highest in nearly a decade - 89.3 KPCC
Fourth West Nile case confirmed in Volusia - Florida Today
West Nile cases surging in state, Bay Area - San Jose Mercury News
Officials warn of West Nile virus threat in San Fernando Valley - Los Angeles Times
West Nile cases still on rise in state; Orange County is hot spot - Los Angeles Times
Santa Ana to be sprayed with insecticide amid big West Nile outbreak - Los Angeles Times
Long Beach reports its first West Nile virus death of 2014 - Los Angeles Times
2 dead as OC West Nile outbreak grows - Daily Pilot
10 Signs You May Have West Nile — and Don't Know It - The Weather Channel
DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION
Drug addiction - The Economist
Drug abuse not strictly a law enforcement problem - Herald Times Reporter
GCSD tackles teen drug abuse - The Altamont Enterprise
New grant targets East Tennessee prescription drug abuse - WCYB
Coming together to fight drug abuse in Manitowoc County - Herald Times Reporter
We must all work to reduce prescription drug abuse - Herald Times Reporter
EBOLA
Officials Sound Alarm About Potential Ebola Crisis in Mali - New York Times
Car jackers steal suspected Ebola blood samples in Guinea - Chicago Tribune
Seven More Airports in India on Ebola Alert, Say Health Ministry Sources - NDTV
Jefferson County patient tests negative for Ebola - KSDK
Democratic Republic of Congo Declared Free of Ebola Virus - Wall Street Journal
Ebola Spread Has Slowed in Liberia, CDC Says - New York Times
Ebola outbreak: Mali doctor dies after treating preacher - BBC News
Reporter's Notebook: Inside Liberia's Ebola fight - USA TODAY
Ebola Response in Liberia Is Hampered by Infighting - New York Times
IN THE NEWS
EBOLA: SPANISH AID WORKER SENT FOR TESTS AT MADRID HOSPITAL AFTER NEEDLESTICK INJURY IN MALI
The woman has been put in quarantine at Carlos III Hospital in Madrid....
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ACUPUNCTURIST'S CLIENTS URGED TO GET TESTED FOR HIV, HEPATITIS
Health authorities are urging clients of an 
Abbotsford acupuncturist to get tested for HIV and hepatitis after determining she failed to meet infection control standards in her clinic.
 
 
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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

 
 
NEEDLESTICK INJURIES IN MED SCHOOL COMMON -- AND OFTEN UNREPORTED
Faculty and hospitals are urged to better educate students and streamline the injury-reporting process.
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WHO DECLARES END OF EBOLA OUTBREAK IN THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
On Aug. 24, 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) was notified by the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) of an outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Jeera County, Equateur Province.
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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.
 
HEALTH PLAN OF NEVADA SETTLES HEPATITIS C LAWSUITS
Insurer settles with patients who contracted disease during 2008 outbreak.
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RESEARCHERS SURVEY HOSPITAL MANAGERS ON STRATEGIES TO IMPROVE HAND HYGIENE
Despite universal recognition of the importance of hand hygiene in reducing the incidence of healthcare associated infections, healthcare workers’ compliance with best practice has...
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HEPATITIS C INFOGRAPHIC
QLICKSMART CASSETTE 3IN1 - FEATURES & BENEFITS
  • Small and compact - saves space!
  • The CASSETTE is sterilised and ready
  •  for use
  • Contains 3 units of Qlicksmart single blade re
  • mover cartridge per set
  • Single-handed "passive" activation - keeping hands out of harms way
  • Blade contained upon removal to enable safe disposal in an approved sharps container, eliminating injuries to downstream staff
  • Puncture resistant cartridge so you know you're safe

 
 
OUR CORPORATE MEMBERS
Please click on any ISIPS member below to view their sharps safety products!
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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