|Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter||November 28, 2014|
|Viral incubation: why do bugs hide before they strike? - The Conversation AU|
|510(k) Clearance for NovaGuard SA - Today's Medical Developments|
|FDA clears syringe that prevents needlestick injuries - FierceDrugDelivery|
|After an accidental needle stab, a doctor's Ebola watch begins - Washington Post|
|Avoiding sharps injuries: put prevention before cure - PersonnelToday.com|
|HIV Documentary 'It's Not Over' to Stream on Netflix, SnagFilms Worldwide - Variety|
|Only 3 in 10 Americans With HIV Have Virus Suppressed: CDC - Medscape|
|Shared Manicure Tools Linked to Rare HIV Infection - Live Science|
|Most Americans With HIV Don't Have It Under Control - WebMD|
|Ethiopia Hopes to Set World Record for HIV Tests - ABC News|
|AIDS AWARENESS: Top results for hepatitis C drug - New York Daily News|
|Victoria University Healthcare Centre in Free Hepatitis B Testing Drive - The Observer|
|At The Crossroads: Hepatitis C Resources In RI - Rhode Island Public Radio|
|Hepatitis C testing urged for baby boomers - Livingston Daily|
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.
|Florida human West Nile virus cases up to 15 - Outbreak News Today|
|In California, West Nile deaths highest in nearly a decade - 89.3 KPCC|
|Orange County West Nile virus death brings California total to 24 - Outbreak News Today|
|West Nile hits home again for Denton woman - WFAA|
|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|
|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)|
|DEA agent meets with Ridgewood parents, discusses student drug abuse - NorthJersey.com|
|College students admit prescription drug abuse - The Columbian (blog)|
|Teens Given Anxiety, Sleep Meds May Be at Risk for Drug Abuse - U.S. News & World Report|
|Prescription drug abuse increases locally - Leader and Times|
|Zayn Malik: 'Angry & Upset' By Matt Lauer's Drug Abuse Questions - Hollywood Life|
|Ebola Isolation Is 'Pretty Much Vacation' for US Service Members Back From ... - TIME|
|New Frontier for Ebola - New York Times|
|Amber Vinson, Nurse Who Had Ebola, Asks Bridal Shop for Refunds - NBCNews.com|
|Ebola Is Changing Course In Liberia. Will The US Military Adapt? - NPR (blog)|
|Here's How the Ebola Vaccine Trial Is Doing - TIME|
|US quarantine moves hurting Ebola response in Africa: Harvard - Reuters|
|As Ebola Pingpongs In Liberia, Cases Disappear Into The Jungle - NPR (blog)|
|Pentagon seeks protective bubble for Ebola patients - USA TODAY|
|The Race for an Ebola Vaccine - The New Yorker|
|Costs of responding to Ebola adding up - USA TODAY|
HAVE A HAPPY THANKSGIVING
ISIPS is grateful for the opportunity of working with so many wonderful organizations, clinicians and friends as we strive to be advocates for healthcare workers worldwide. Thank you for you assistance in this endeavor! We have had some personal tragedies this year but we have come out on top. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you.
This edition of ISIPS is coming out early so we can spend time with family this weekend.
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.
QLICKSMART CASSETTE 3IN1 - FEATURES & BENEFITS
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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