Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter February 13, 2015
Needlestick & Sharps Injuries
Needle-Free Technologies the Preferred Choice for Patients; Market Surging at 14.3% CAGR
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
In small study, aggressive HIV strain identified in Cuba
Kidneys From HIV Donors May Be OK for HIV Patients, Study Finds
Aggressive form of HIV uncovered in Cuba: HIV to AIDS in three years
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
Hepatitis A Case Confirmed At Passaic High School
Merck says hepatitis C treatment to lose "breakthrough" status
WEST NILE
Too much of a good thing: Extra genes make bacteria lethal
Bat sanctuary?
Shemek battling back from West Nile
Scientists Identify Important Mechanism Involved in Production of Mosquito Eggs
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.
 
 
DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION
'We're going to fight the drug abuse'
Center for Prevention director receives Advocate of Year honor
Officials say heroin remains popular, available in Ohio
EBOLA
Ebola cases prompt mini-quarantine in Sierra Leone capital
Crowds attack Ebola facility, health workers in Guinea
Sierra Leone quarantines 700 homes after Ebola case
How Today’s Ebola Response Reflects the History of Colonialism in Africa
Doctors Who Treat Ebola Feel More Socially Isolated
Ebola Epidemic Should End In May, Say Disease Modellers
Ebola-hit Guinea asks for funds for creaking health sector
Tulip Safety Fistula Needle
Features of the clear, patented TULIP safety needle protector:
 
  • Low profile design
  • Ease of use during patient cannulation and needle placement
  • Activation using a one-handed technique
  • Audible click indicating protector is locked and will stay locked
  • Meets OSHA safety requirements
 
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IN THE NEWS
HEALTHCARE WORKERS' CONTINUED RISK OF EXPOSURE TO BLOODBORNE VIRUSES
PHE report warns of healthcare workers’ continued risk of exposure to bloodborne virusesIn a new report launched today, Public Health England (PHE) warns that healthcare workers continue to be at risk of exposure to bloodborne viruses through occupational sharps injuries.
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JUST PUBLISHED - NEW EDITION OF OR PROFESSIONAL SAFETY BOOK
My friend and colleague, Dr. Mark S Davis has just published a new edition of his  wonderful book.
 
JUST PUBLISHED: The NEW and Updated 2015 Third Edition of Advanced Precautions for Today'S OR: The Operating Room Professional's Handbook for the Prevention of Sharps Injuries and Bloodborne Exposures, By Mark S. Davis, M.D. The book is available as an e-book download at: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00S5BLSW0
 
EBOLA VIRUS MAY HAVE BEEN PRESENT IN WEST AFRICA LONG BEFORE 2014 OUTBREAK
It is not known what triggered the transmission of Ebola virus from its natural host to humans and the rapid human-to-human spread of the deadly virus throughout Western Africa last year.
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WOMAN ROBBED WAITROSE CLAIMING SHE WAS HIV-POSITIVE WITH BLOOD-FILLED SYRINGE - DAILY MAIL
A Waitrose worker has spoken of the moment a woman threatened to stab him with a blood-filled needle while shouting she was HIV positive at the store in Willerby, Hull.
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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.
 
 
AGGRESSIVE NEW HIV STRAIN DETECTED IN CUBA
Researchers have detected a new strain of HIV in patients in Cuba. The progression to AIDS happens much faster than in other strains of the virus.
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EBOLA HIGHLIGHTS LESSONS FOR LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENTS' ROLE IN CRISES
Ebola Highlights Lessons for Local Health Departments' Role in Crises
Experience with the Ebola outbreak highlights local health departments' essential role in responding to global health threats posed by infectious diseases, according to a special article in the March/April issue of the Journal of Public Health...
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HANDWASHING IN HOSPITALS HAS LED TO AN INCREASE IN HEALTHCARE WORKER DERMATITIS
A new study from the University of Manchester has revealed that the incidence of dermatitis has increased 4.5 times in healthcare workers following increased hand hygiene as a drive to reduce infections such as MRSA has kicked in.
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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

 
 
CITING SAFETY RISKS, FDA ADOPTS NEW STANDARDS FOR SMALL-BORE CONNECTORS
Even small devices can cause big problems. That's the conclusion of a new guidance document issued this week by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which is trying to make "small-bore connectors" safer.
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WORKERS COMP ONLY FOR DISTRESSED NURSE AFTER ACCIDENTAL HIV NEEDLE STICK
Workers compensation is the exclusive remedy for a health care worker who said her employer subjected her to emotional distress by inquiring about work absences after she was injured on the job, a federal judge has ruled.
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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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