Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter February 27, 2015
Needlestick & Sharps Injuries
Survey Reveals Consumer Preference for the PharmaJet Needle-Free Flu Shot
Mike steps on needle getting out of car, now he's in limbo
Wonkblog: Why it took so long for the world to start using ‘smart,’ self-destructing syringes
Second British Health Care Worker Moved to UK for Ebola Assessment
Court of Appeals Order – Retractable Technologies, Inc., et al., v. Becton, Dickinson and Co.
Credence MedSystems Wins Drug Delivery Innovation Award
Needlestick injury 'means Ebola could be carried into blood'
Blood-filled syringe found on junior sports ground
A BLOOD-FILLED syringe was found on a Lismore oval heavily used by junior sport players. 
How Did A Celibate 82-Year-Old Buddhist Monk Contract HIV?
His doctor injected him with a used syringe. Millions of people have contracted HIV, hepatitis and other diseases that way. The solution: a syringe designed to prevent reuse.
HIV
Ebola halts HIV progress in Sierra Leone, says UN: TRFN
HIV case: Court made guardian of 9-year-old boy
CDC: HIV+ Out of Care Responsible for 91% of New Infections, says AHF
HIV prevention saves over $250,000 over lifetime
HEPATITIS
Hepatitis A case confirmed in South Australia with suspected link to recalled frozen berries
SA woman's hep A linked to frozen berries
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.
 
 
WEST NILE
FAQ: Could this be a bad year for West Nile virus?
Drought could mean a bad West Nile year
California Drought Creates Worse Outlook For West Nile Virus Spread
Experts predict another bad year for West Nile Virus
Deadly mosquito is found in UK: Species that can spread West Nile virus discovered 50 miles from London
Mosquitos which can carry deadly disease found in UK for the first time
DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION
Cuomo: New York awarded more than $8 million to combat heroin, prescription drug abuse
National Drug Facts Week acknowledged in schools
Indiana HIV outbreak linked to prescription drug abuse
AG Cooper talks Rx drug abuse prevention at Hoggard High
Youth Risk Behavior Survey to be given at Nashua middle schools for first time
EBOLA
Ebola halts HIV progress in Sierra Leone, says UN: TRFN
Thoughts turn to recovery as Ebola slowly ebbs in West Africa
Patient transported from Clarendon apartment does not have Ebola
Liberia leader thanks US as Ebola mission ends
Ebola doctor: Media, politicians fueled the public's fear
Ebola-hit Liberia no longer America's forgotten stepchild
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
IN THE NEWS
A DOZEN NHS GRAMPIAN WORKERS HAVE SUCCESSFULLY SUED THEIR EMPLOYERS AFTER BEING INJURED BY NEEDLES AT WORK
Staff faced months not knowing whether they had been hit with infections such as HIV and Hepatitis C following their injury.
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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
 
HIV OUTBREAK TIED TO PAINKILLER, DIRTY NEEDLES
Indiana health official fears those who tested positive may spread it to others.
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NEW MEDICAL SHARPS DISPOSAL KIOSK IN WINCHESTER
This new kiosk will come in handy since disposing of medical sharps in regular trash was banned in Massachusetts.
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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.
 
 
NO MORE PAIN ... NEEDLE-FREE VACCINES ARE ON THE WAY, AND PARENTS CAN'T WAIT ...
The tears all new parents fear at immunisation time are set to become history with research teams racing to produce needle-less vaccines.
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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

 
 
MUM CLAIMS HER SON WAS STABBED WITH A USED SYRINGE AT AN UPPER COOMERA SCHOOL
AN angry mother claims a Gold Coast school refused to warn other children about used syringes after her son was stabbed with one at school.Yesterday she resorted to protesting with a placard in the drop-off zone, saying her boy had to be tested for infectious diseases.
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BABYLANCE SAFETY HEELSTICK

The babyLance™ safety heelstick from MediPurpose™ was developed with more than 10 years of proven product development expertise, leveraging the advanced thinking behind our SurgiLance™ safety lancet. The result is a precise, safe and consistent heel incision device specifically designed for babies.

Performance You Will Appreciate

 

The proprietary spring design provides a swift pendulum action of the cutting blade that makes a gentle incision and complies with CLSI LA4-A5 guidelines.

 

Easy on You and Baby

 

The industry's easiest trigger reduces finger pressure and activation distance for improved stability and incision quality, which greatly minimizes the risk of bruising.

Fits Your Hand Like a Glove

 

Designed with you in mind. Ergonomically, the dimples give you a secure grip. While functionally, the device cradles the baby's foot for stability and reduced rock, with visual markings that enable better alignment and a more accurate incision.

The Perfect Incision Every Time

 

The innovative spring design controls the consistency of the depth and width of the incision for better blood flow, without touching the baby's tender nerve fibers.

No-Cost Product Samples

Contact us for no-cost samples!

NERVOUS WAIT FOR LISMORE NEEDLE-STICK VICTIM
A lecturer from the Southern Cross University is on an accelerated course of treatment to prevent hepatitis infection after stepping on a discarded syringe.
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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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