Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter November 28, 2014
Needlestick & Sharps Injuries
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
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
HEPATITIS
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
 
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
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)
DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION
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
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
IN THE NEWS
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.
PREVENTION OF NEEDLESTICK INJURIES CAN SAVE US HEALTHCARE SYSTEM MORE THAN 1 BILLION ANNUALLY
Needlestick and sharps injuries affect more than half a million healthcare personnel every year, creating over $1 billion in preventable healthcare costs every year and an immeasurable emotional toll on millions of healthcare personnel, according...
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STICKING TOGETHER ON SHARPS SAFETY
Last year, a small upstate New York healthcare center received a "willful" citation from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for choosing to use non-engineered hypodermic needles instead of safer ones. They were also cited for allowing sharps containers to routinely overfill, letting employees recap contaminated needles, and not having a written exposure control program for eliminating or minimizing worker- exposure to blood and other potentially infectious materials.
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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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For more information, contact Bemis Health Care 

Products Group at  800-558-7651

 
 
CREATING TRUST IN THE TIME OF EBOLA
One of the key reasons the Ebola outbreak got out of control in West Africa in the early days of the crisis was a lack of trust among community members, frontline health workers and the broader health system, suggests new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research.
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CDC IS INCREASING SUPPLY OF EBOLA-SPECIFIC PPE FOR US 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.
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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.
 
DETERMINING THE CAUSE OF DEATH
The World Health Organization (WHO) helps train burial teams in Liberia to collect samples from dead bodies to determine cause of death. Dead bodies can be very contagious when it comes to Ebola, but that doesn’t mean that every deceased person has died due to the disease.
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BAY AREA NURSES, HOSPITALS CLASH OVER EBOLA TRAINING
Health care workers and hospitals are at odds over how much training and protection is enough.
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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

 
 
SAFETY CULTURE IS KEY TO EBOLA FIGHT IN HEALTH CARE
Safety culture is key to Ebola fight in health care, expert says in Memphis Safety culture is key to Ebola fight in health care, expert says in Memphi
An expert who successfully guided workers at an Atlanta hospital treating Ebola patients points to culture as the key.
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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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