Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter February 6, 2015
Needlestick & Sharps Injuries
Court of Appeals Order – Retractable Technologies, Inc., et al., v. Becton, Dickinson and Co.
Credence MedSystems Wins Drug Delivery Innovation Award
Needlestick Ebola cases 'unrelated', says army official
Brit flown back to UK after exposure to Ebola
Needlestick injury 'means Ebola could be carried into blood'
British healthcare worker being monitored for Ebola
Risk of blood-borne viruses from sharps injuries continues, report claims
HIV
1 in 4 HIV/AIDS cases belongs to 15-24 age group
Blacks Account for More Than Half of New HIV Diagnoses: CDC
HIV prevention trial, managed from Pittsburgh, fails after subjects lie
HIV child: Court fight as dad rejects therapy
Death rate in US blacks infected with HIV drops 28%
More African Americans still die of HIV than whites and Latinos combined, CDC says
HIV, Syphilis Tests? There's an App for That
HEPATITIS
ROBBINSVILLE: Resident another Hepatitis A case
Merck says hepatitis C drugs to lose breakthrough status
Hepatitis Quest Moves From C to B Under Former Gilead Executives
WEST NILE
Mosquitoes ramp up immune defenses after sucking blood, vet researcher finds
Bat sanctuary?
Shemek battling back from West Nile
DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION
PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE STATISTICS
Operation Snowflake spreading awareness about drug abuse
Christie signs measures aimed at battling heroin epidemic
Obama budgets $133 million for drug prevention
D.A.R.E. on the Decline
EBOLA
Ebola nightmare does not end with recovery: WHO
Nearly 3,600 children orphaned by Ebola outbreak in West Africa - UNICEF -TRFN
State Dept. rewards ‘Ebola plane’ company with multimillion dollar raise
High rates of child deaths from Ebola, special care needed: WHO
Ebola survivor: 'Demonic' disease 'worse than war'
Guinea Ebola infections double as hidden cases discovered
Secret burials thwarting efforts to stamp out Ebola - U.N
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.
 
 
Needlestick
IN THE NEWS
INCREASE IN HEP C, B AND HIV EXPOSURE FROM SHARPS INJURIES
Nursing staff continue to be at risk of exposure to bloodborne viruses from sharps injuries, with figures showing a rise in staff reporting these incidents.
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HEALTHCARE WORKERS 'STILL AT RISK OF INFECTION FROM SHARPS INJURIES
This is despite the EU Sharps Directive in 2010 and the UK Sharps Regulations in 2013 decreeing that safe working conditions must be created for healthcare workers to help...
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ONLY TWO-THIRDS OF DONATIONS TO EBOLA CRISIS HAVE REACHED AFFECTED COUNTRIES
As of Dec. 31, 2014, pledges to the Ebola outbreak reached at least $2.89 billion, yet only around two-thirds ($1.9 billion) has actually reached affected countries, finds a report published by the British Medical Journal (BMJ) this week.
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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.
 
 
THE ROYAL FREE HOSPITAL, IN POND STREET, HAMPSTEAD, ASSESSING TWO UK MILITARY HEALTHCARE WORKERS FOR EBOLA
Both patients were admitted to the hospital, in Pond Street, Hampstead, following needlestick injuries while working in Sierra Leone. The hospital says both are likely to have been exposed to Ebola, but have not been diagnosed with the virus and do not have symptoms.
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EBOLA NURSE INFECTION 'DOWN TO VISOR'
The UK nurse Pauline Cafferkey probably caught Ebola by wearing a visor instead of goggles while treating patients, an investigation has concluded.
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STARTUP WITH NEEDLE-FREE WAY TO DRAW BLOOD RAISES $5M
Velano Vascular announced Thursday that it raised $5 million in Series A funding.
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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

 
 
PREPAREDNESS FACTS: SHARPS DISPOSAL METHODS
It wasn’t until I began working in the Environmental Health Department that I learned
what “sharps” waste was. Sharps are needles, syringes, lancets and other medical devices. In 2008, California SB 1305 passed which regulates household sharps waste and prohibits people from placing home-generated sharps waste in residential municipal solid waste collection containers.
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FAKE TATTOO ARTIST IN CARLISLE LEFT WOMAN WITH INFECTION
On inspection of his property officers found tattooing equipment such as inks, needles and sharps boxes.
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MOTEL 6 FINED OVER WORKERS' NEEDLE-STICK INJURIES
The department it began an investigation of the property in August 2014 after receiving a 
complaint that workers routinely encountered needles while cleaning rooms.
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VANCOUVER MOTEL FINED MORE THAN $112000 FOR EXPOSING WORKERS TO USED NEEDLES
An L&I inspection at the Motel 6 on NE Chkalov Drive found there were five needle-stick injuries to workers at the motel in the last two years.
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AMAZING TECH: NEW SMARTPHONE DONGLE DIAGNOSIS HIV IN JUST 15 MINUTES
A cheap new device that can be attached to a smartphone can reportedly diagnose cases of sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV and syphilis – and,...
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HMD INTRODUCES CATHY+SAFETY IV CANNULA WITH SIP CLIP FOR PREVENTING NEEDLE STICK INJURIES
Hindustan Syringes and Medical Devices Limited (HMD), India's leading manufacturer of 
auto disabling and single use syringes introduced its cathy+safety IV Cannula with SIP
CLIP during the Arab Health held in Dubai recently.
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OUR CORPORATE MEMBERS
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QLICKSMART FAMILY OF STERILE BLADE REMOVERS
Qlicksmart Family of Safety Scalpel Removers
QLICKSMART Family of Sterile Blade Removers
 
Qlicksmart Sterile Blade Removers provide a simply safer way to remove and contain used scalpel blades in sterile operating environments. These single-handed scalpel blade removers are passive (automatic) safety devices, and therefore safer and more effective than active (manual) safety devices.
Qlicksmart Family of Sterile Scalpel Blade Removers
 
Qlicksmart Sterile Blade Removers prevent the dangerous injuries commonly caused by removing blades with fingers, forceps or re-sheathing technique and comply with safety guidelines such as OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard.
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