Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter March 6, 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
HIV
Possible HIV cure OK'd for testing
HIV Prevention Is Focus in NIH Grant Projects
Zambia: Civil Society to Step Up Action On HIV Treatment
Half of Known Strains of HIV Originated in Gorillas
Ebola halts HIV progress in Sierra Leone, says UN: TRFN
HIV prevention saves over $250,000 over lifetime
HEPATITIS
Three more berry-linked hepatitis A cases
Warning over hepatitis E
Hepatitis C cure rate of 97 per cent announced in study of patients co-infected with HIV given 12-week combination ...
Hepatitis C Infections in Hospitals Show Need for Tight Infection Control Practices
Australians get hepatitis A from Chinese 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
Rats, Snakes, West Nile Virus: Consequences of California's Record Drought
FAQ: Could this be a bad year for West Nile virus?
West Nile virus alert: Warm weather could accelerate mosquito threat
California Drought Creates Worse Outlook For West Nile Virus Spread
Limited promise in early results from Ebola drug trial
Deadly mosquito is found in UK: Species that can spread West Nile virus discovered 50 miles from London
Elmley Marsh on Sheppey home to thriving population of mosquitoes that could carry West Nile Virus
DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION
A Forever Recovery Issues New Tips for Sobriety for National Drug Facts Week
In Boston, Preventing Substance Abuse Starts in Middle School
Group urges NY Legislature to invest $350 million to help combat heroin epidemic
Anti-Drug Campaigns 'Can Raise Drugs Risk'
Anti-drug schemes 'raise use risk'
Pemadam programmes see 2-fold increase in students
Society needs to assume more proactive role in fight against drug abuse
Briones: Opposing the needle
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Police: Not true we’re losing war against drugs
EBOLA
Vaccine, Not Ebola, Made Doc Sick
Doctor Who Was Possibly Exposed to Ebola Receives Experimental Vaccine
Liberia releases last known Ebola patient from care
Liberia's last Ebola patient discharged
WHO to begin large-scale testing of Ebola vaccine in Guinea
Ebola vaccine tests to begin in Guinea on March 7: WHO
Ebola’s Not Over For Health Care’s Volunteers
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
This syringe will self-destruct in...
'Smart' needle good for single injection...
IN THE NEWS
AOHP SEEKS SURVEY PARTICIPANTS TO ANALYZE BLOOD EXPOSURES AMONG HEALTHCARE WORKERS
The Association of Occupational Health Professionals in Healthcare (AOHP) is requesting information from occupational health professionals nationwide through its EXPO-S.T.O.P. (EXPOsure Survey of Trends in Occupational Practice) survey to continue to expand knowledge on sharps injuries and mucocutaneous blood and body fluid exposure rates in the United States and across the globe.
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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
 
CLEANING CORD WITH ANTISEPTIC ‘PREVENTS DEATHS IN NEWBORNS’
A low-cost antiseptic used to cleanse the umbilical cord after birth could help reduce infant death rates in developing countries by 12%, according to a Cochrane review.
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MAN SAYS HE WAS SICKENED BY FALLING NEEDLE
A Florida man says a dirty needle fell from the ceiling of a motel and pricked him, infecting him with hepatitis C.
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59 KIDS INJECTED WITH SINGLE NEEDLE!
Lack of proper supervision blamed for goof-up
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YORK WOMAN WITH HIV ARRESTED FOR BITING FACILITY SUPERVISOR
The bite broke his skin and he was rushed to York Hospital for treatment.
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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.
 
 
ECRI INSTITUTE ADVISES CULTURING OF DUODENOSCOPES TO HELP REDUCE RISK OF DEADLY INFECTIONS
News of patient deaths caused by outbreaks of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) infections is fueling media attention and putting the healthcare community on high alert regarding appropriate disinfection practices for duodenoscopes.
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WARNING OVER HEPATITIS E - THE WEST AUSTRALIAN
Scientists warn that hepatitis E is becoming a public health threat in Australia.
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LAWSUIT CLAIMS HOSPITAL USED TEXAS EBOLA NURSE AS 'PR PAWN'
Nina Pham, the first of two nurses at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas who contracted the Ebola virus from Thomas Eric Duncan, has filed a lawsuit against the hospital’s parent company, Texas Health Resources (THR).
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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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AHO requirements.
 

For more information, contact Bemis Health Care 

Products Group at  800-558-7651

 
 
STAFF URGED TO REMEMBER SHARPS SAFETY AS VIRUS EXPOSURES RISE
Staff urged to remember sharps safety as virus exposures rise
Infection nurse specialist Jill Holmes, a member of the Safer Needles Network, which aims to protect workers from needlestick injuries, said: 'It is essential for all...
 
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8-YEAR-OLD STUCK BY HYPODERMIC NEEDLE FOUND ON SCHOOL PLAYGROUND IN ROOSEVELT
Ethan Gurr likes to collect treasures, according to his mom, but the 8-year-old's latest find has doctors testing Ethan's blood to ensure that he wasn't exposed to HIV, hepatitis and other blood-borne 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

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AMERICANS COME CLEAN ON HANDWASHING, GERMS AND RESTROOMS
According to the Healthy Hand Washing Survey conducted by Bradley Corp., Americans use various techniques to avoid touching things and coming into contact with germs in a public restroom.   A national survey finds that Americans are hit-or-miss...
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HEPATITIS C INFECTIONS IN HOSPITALS SHOW NEED FOR TIGHT INFECTION CONTROL ...
In both cases, there were breaches in safety rules, CDC reports
 
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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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