Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter March 13, 2015
Needlestick & Sharps Injuries
British military medical worker tests positive for Ebola in Sierra Leone
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
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'Smart' needle good for single injection...
Council pays thousands in compensation for staff needle stick injuries
Dublin City Council also spent €7.7 million on settlements for public injuries last year.
HIV
Would A Pill To Protect Teens From HIV Make Them Feel Invincible?
What It's Like to Be a Woman With HIV
Cellular scissors chop up HIV virus
Scanner targets HIV boltholes in boost for cure
With genetic engineering, scientists use decoy molecule to trick HIV
IIT graduate kills family fearing HIV infection, but tests negative
Fearing that he had contracted HIV, a 39-year-old IITian set his wife and kids ablaze in a car before attempting to kill himself at Betul in Madhya Pradesh on March 4. Now it turns out he doesn’t have the virus.
HEPATITIS
County reports potential Hepatitis A exposures in Napa
UN guidelines aim to simplify care for millions infected with hepatitis B
WHO urges stepped-up battle against hepatitis B
Specialty drugs save lives, come with daunting price tags
Finding strengths -- and weaknesses -- in hepatitis C's armor
Hepatitis Pills Spark Biggest Jump In Drug Costs In A Decade
Hepatitis C drug a costly but promising cure
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
Abandoned home poses health hazards — mosquitos tested positive for West Nile virus in 2014
Mosquitoes Appear Early In Bay Area’s Mixed Weather And They’re Hungry
Deadly mosquito is found in UK: Species that can spread West Nile virus discovered 50 miles from London
West Nile Virus Survivor Returns To Clovis North Classroom
Weather triggers early mosquito season
FAQ: Could this be a bad year for West Nile virus?
DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION
Creation of Youth Drug Abuse Resistance Education and Prevention program sought (Congress of the Philippines)
Chinese stars who campaigned against drugs, but caught with drugs
NY gets $8 million to prevent drug abuse
EBOLA
Ebola cases in the United States
More children at risk of measles in wake of Ebola epidemic
US Ebola Patient to Be Admitted to Maryland Hospital
Ebola-infected aid worker to be admitted to U.S. hospital
UK Ebola patient home for treatment, four more for monitoring
UN tally of Ebola deaths passes 10,000, most in West Africa
Ebola outbreak raises risk of measles in West Africa
Ebola could cost West Africa $15 billion over three years
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Ebola outbreak: British healthcare worker with virus to be evacuated from Sierra Leone by RAFA Boeing C-17 plane was dispatched to the area in preparation to return the worker to Britain, with a specialist doctor on board to assess whether she is fit for the journey.
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
WOMAN HORRIFIED TO FIND USED SYRINGE FULL OF LIQUID LYING ON TOP OF PEPPA PIG BOOK IN HOSPITAL TOY BOX
A 22-year-old woman found a used syringe full of liquid lying on top of a Peppa Pig book in a hospital toy box after a member of staff did not dispose of it safely. 
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HARTFORD CLINIC AGAIN RUNS AFOUL OF INFECTIOUS-DISEASE STANDARDS
A national credentialing commission has found that one of Hartford's oldest and busiest outpatient medical centers – serving some of the city's neediest residents in north Hartford – remains out of compliance with 28 fundamental.
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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.
 
 
2014 EBOLA OUTBREAK MAY HAVE LAID TRACKS FOR DEADLY MEASLES EPIDEMIC IN AFRICA
The Ebola outbreak that has swept West Africa since 2014 may have cleared the way for a more familiar killer that could claim thousands of more lives -- measles.
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US EBOLA PATIENT TO BE ADMITTED TO MARYLAND HOSPITAL
A female British military healthcare worker in Sierra Leone has tested positive for Ebola, it has been announced.
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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
 
WHO ISSUES ITS FIRST HEPATITIS B TREATMENT GUIDELINES
The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued its first-ever guidance for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B, a viral infection which is spread through blood and body fluids, attacking the liver and resulting in an estimated 650,000 deaths each.
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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

 
 
CDC DISEASE DETECTIVE DESCRIBES MANAGING EBOLA FEARS WITH SCIENCE-BASED FACTS
During the height of the Ebola outbreak, Dr. John Brooks used a simple system to manage the flood of phone calls he received as the leader of CDC’s Ebola Response Medical Care Task Force.
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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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ANSELL ANNOUNCES THIRD ANNUAL ANSELL CARES H.E.R.O. NURSE SERVICE AWARD
Ansell, a global leader in protection solutions, announces the kick-off of its third annual Ansell Cares H.E.R.O. [Heal, Educate, Reach, Overcome] Nurse Service Award, which recognizes nurses who have made lasting impressions on their peers, their patients, their profession, and their communities.
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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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