Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter January 16, 2015
Needlestick & Sharps Injuries
Tentative Contract Reached Between Kaiser Permanente, Nurses Union - Santa Monica Mirror
Cracking the vaccine conundrum - Irish Examiner
January's New Product Showcase - DOTmed.com
Cambodia Investigates Village-Wide HIV Outbreak - The Disease Daily
Parents sue hospital over illness 7-year-old allegedly contracted from needle ... - The Louisiana Record
FDA clears syringe that prevents needlestick injuries - FierceDrugDelivery
HIV
China Announces Over 100000 New Cases of HIV/AIDS in 2014 - News Every day
I will release my HIV 'vaccine' to Nigerian government if … – Abalaka - Premium Times
Fighting the Spread of HIV by Posing on the Dance Floor - ABC News
Florida Hospital patient claims she was exposed to HIV - WFTV Orlando
State's steps to control HIV seen as model for nation - Boston Globe
HEPATITIS
Hepatitis C victims from Minot's ManorCare want class action lawsuit - WDAZ
Cape Breton medical officer calls for more hepatitis C screening - TheChronicleHerald.ca (registration)
'High-risk NE faces Hepatitis scourge' - Times of India
New Drugs For Hepatitis C Show Value Of Choices For Treatment - Forbes
New study casts doubt on wisdom of mass hepatitis C testing - SFGate
Doctors Question Wider Hepatitis C Screening Despite Cures - Bloomberg
WEST NILE
Reading Workers Fight West Nile Virus With New Legislation - Patch.com
West Nile Virus Fast Facts - ErieTVNews
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
West Nile Infections Slam California - Wall Street Journal
DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION
Sleep Problems In Adolescents Could Lead To Alcohol And Drug Abuse - Headlines & Global News
Downingtown Area School District to host forums on drug abuse and peer pressure - Daily Local News
Drug webinar helps parents, kids talk - Chillicothe Gazette
Prescription drug abuse may be leveling off - Daily Comet
“Rx123 Campaign” Created to Stop Rx Drug Abuse, Heroin Use - WHAG
Alcohol, drug abuse seminar aims to help - Marshall News Messenger
Todd Frazier, Frankie Edgar, others warn athletes about drug abuse - Asbury Park Press
Lake Park High's substance abuse counselor brings former struggles to job - Chicago Tribune
EBOLA
Cuban Health Worker in Africa to Fight Ebola Dies of Malaria - ABC News
US-built Ebola treatment centers in Liberia are nearly empty as outbreak fades - Washington Post
Dr. Brown's ELWA II Discharges 'The Last Ebola Survivor' - Front Page Africa
A Nurse Decides to Get Hands-On in the Ebola Zone - New York Times
Mali declared free of Ebola - Aljazeera.com
Guinea's Health Minister Says Ebola Situation 'Improving' - NPR
Photos: Lewis-McChord's Ebola Monitoring Camp Winds Down For Second ... - KUOW News and Information
Bones, ashes at Liberia crematorium a reminder of Ebola trauma - Yahoo News
The secret to curing West Africa from Ebola is no secret at all - Washington Post
Hope for Ebola epidemic end in Liberia - CNN
Patient Safe Syringes
Patient Safe® syringes are uniquely designed to reduce the risk of bloodstream infections resulting from catheter hub contamination. Their unique luer guard reduces the risk of luer tip contact contamination.
It also reduces the risk of contamination of intravenous fluid. Patient Safe® syringes are compatible with most available hypodermic needles, including those with manually activated safety features, vial access devices, and luer-activated catheter hub.
 
 
IN THE NEWS
OCCUPATIONALLY-ACQUIRED HIV NOW RARE, SAYS CDC
Documented occupational acquisition of HIV has now become rare in the United States, according to research published in the Dec. 9 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
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5-YEAR-OLD GIRL IN CHINA GOT HIV THROUGH BLOOD TRANSFUSION:
A five-year-old girl in China contracted HIV through a blood transfusion, state media reported, the latest case to shine a light on an issue that has long bedevilled the country.
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TAINTED NEEDLES BLAMED - THE PHNOM PENH POST
The Ministry of Health, the World Health Organization and UNAIDS have released an update on their ongoing investigation into an HIV outbreak in Battambang’s Roka commune, saying that a preliminary...
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EYE OF THE NEEDLE
United Kingdom Surveillance of Significant Occupational Exposures to Bloodborne Viruses in Healthcare Workers
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NEEDLESTICK TIPS-FIVE WAYS TO AVOID NEEDLESTICK INJURIES
Needlestick injuries can be curtailed through proper education, vigilance and proactivity. Here are some basics to consider, when trying to reduce the incidence of this occupational hazard
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VIAL SIZE OF INJECTABLE DRUGS AFFECTING PATIENT SAFETY AND MEDICATION SHORTAGES
The FDA drafted new recommendations regarding the fill size for vials of injectable drugs and biologic products this summer, which prompted a response from the American Society of Anesthesiologists.
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HAND HYGIENE IN CLINICAL SETTINGS: A PRIMER ON HAND HYGIENE REGIMENS AND THEIR EFFECT ON SKIN CONDITION
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have long cited hand hygiene as the primary means to reduce HAI and published studies demonstrate that..
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BACK TO BASICS: THE HAND HYGIENE PRIMER
This Pulse explains the basics of hand hygiene, including how to wash, when to wash, glove use, surgical hand antisepsis, and best-practice recommendations.
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HEALTH CARE-ASSOCIATED HEPATITIS C INFECTIONS REVIEWED
As a new year begins, the spread of hepatitis C infection through the
health care system continues to be a public health concern and is the
subject of a review study that appeared in the December 14 issue of World
Journal of Gastroenterology.
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AVOIDING SHARPS INJURIES: PUT PREVENTION BEFORE CURE
Needlestick injuries (NSIs) are one of the most common injuries for healthcare workers. Clare Tregoning discusses what measures can be taken to protect staff from harm, and what actions should be taken if an injury does occur.
 
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QLICKSMART BLADESINGLE
 
Qlicksmart BladeSINGLE provides a simply safer way to remove and contain used scalpel blades in sterile operating environments. This world-first single-handed scalpel blade remover prevents the dangerous injuries commonly caused by removing blades with fingers, forceps or re-sheathing techniques.
 
BladeSINGLE enables single-handed "passive" activation - keeping hands out of harm’s way. The clear casing of the cartridge allows easy and accurate counting.
 
OUR CORPORATE MEMBERS
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Surgilance Safety Lancet
 
A safe, easy and effective solution for obtaining a fingerstick blood samples!
 
The SurgiLance™ safety lancet from MediPurpose™ is a single-use needlestick device known for its safety, comfort and ease of use.
 
Safe and Easy to Use
SurgiLance™ safety lancets were explicitly designed t
o safely and easily deliver remarkably smooth incisions that minimize trauma to patients' fingers.
 
No-Arming Required
Unlike traditional lancets—and for that matter, some safety lancets—that requiring “arming” (inserting a needle into the device), SurgiLance™ is “pre-armed” and only requires five simple steps to operate.

 
Retractable Needles and Blades
The SurgiLance™ passive safety mechanism automatically activates after the device is used, requiring no action on the part of the user. After activation, the single-use device cannot be used again.
 
 
Seven Color-Coded Models
SurgiLance™ safety lancets are available in seven gauges and penetration depths, all of which provide identical safety and reliability. 
 
No-Cost Product Samples
Click here to evaluate SurgiLance™ for free!
 
 
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