|Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter||March 27, 2015|
|Local Patients Denied Lifesaving Treatment|
|Ebola: Seventh Brit sent home|
|British military medical worker tests positive for Ebola in Sierra Leone|
VanishPoint® Blood Collection Set
The VanishPoint® Blood Collection Set, from Retractable Technologies, Inc., features automated in-vein retraction that effectively reduces the risk of needlestick injuries and blood exposure. The safety mechanism is activated by depressing a retraction trigger that is located near the finger-grip area. This allows for easy one-handed activation, without changes in hand position, while reducing the risk of inadvertent activation. The needle is retracted directly from the patient, virtually eliminating exposure to the contaminated needle.
|Over 500 HIV cases recorded in January|
|HIV May Trigger a Public Health Emergency in Indiana|
|'We Need Help': HIV 'Epidemic' Hits Small Indiana Town|
|HIV outbreak in southern Indiana worst in state's history|
HIV tests agony of mum cut by discarded syringe
A YORK mum-of-two says she has become a virtual prisoner in her own home after being cut by a dirty needle discarded outside her flat.
Government, hospitals fail to protect nurses from workplace injuries
Government, hospitals fail to protect nurses from workplace injuriesDespite the epidemic of workplace injuries and stress-related burnout that nurses experience, they often receive little to no help from hospital leaders to address the problem--and healthcare facilities aren't the only ones that don't adequately protect...
Man who is HIV positive says he was fired for complaining about taunts
A man has sued his former employer claiming he was fired for complaining about taunts related to his being HIV positive
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland Fined for Infectious Disease ..
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland has agreed to pay a $71,000 settlement after state regulators cited the hospital for safety violations regarding its...
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.
|Victims Angry At Blood Inquiry 'Whitewash'|
|Napa's Hepatitis A outbreak may have run its course|
|PM Cameron apologises over infected blood in 70s, 80s|
|Lack of insurance bars some from hepatitis C treatment|
|Critical Reports Mount On Hepatitis C Pill Costs|
|West Nile fight is already starting and 'the game is changing'|
|Deadly mosquito-borne diseases could threaten UK within decades, experts warn|
|Britain's warmer weather to bring deadly tropical disease-carrying mosquitoes within YEARS|
|D.A.R.E program likely to be cut from Virginia Beach schools|
|Rx Safes Engages Grant Writer to Support a National Shift in Efforts to Curb Prescription Drug Abuse|
|Creation of Youth Drug Abuse Resistance Education and Prevention program sought (Congress of the Philippines)|
|Hickenlooper effort targets prescription drug overdoses in Colorado|
|Liberia says first Ebola patient in a month is isolated case|
|Ebola Death Rates Vary Widely by Age Group|
|Ebola is most deadly among babies, young children, study finds|
|How Did Ebola Volunteers Know Where To Go In Liberia? Crowdsourcing!|
|Ebola mystery: Did "cured" man infect his girlfriend?|
|Ebola survivor may have infected new Liberia case|
|14 Emotional Dispatches From Key Ebola Fighters|
Tulip Safety Fistula Needle
Features of the clear, patented TULIP safety needle protector:
Qlicksmart BladeSINGLE provides a simply safer way to remove and contain used scalpel blades in sterile operating environments. This world-first single-handed scalpel blade remover prevents the dangerous injuries commonly caused by removing blades with fingers, forceps or re-sheathing techniques.
BladeSINGLE enables single-handed "passive" activation - keeping hands out of harm’s way. The clear casing of the cartridge allows easy and accurate counting.
GREINER BIO-ONE SAFETY PRODUCTS - VENOUS BLOOD COLLECTION
In the healthcare sector sharps injuries account for most work-related transmissions of infectious diseases, whereby needlestick injuries present by far the greatest risk. More than 50% of all registered cases concern nursing staff, followed by doctors and laboratory staff.
However, needlestick injuries need not be an occupational risk. By using VACUETTE® Safety Products, this danger can be virtually eliminated.
Furthermore, by working with VACUETTE® Safety products you are compliant with criteria given in the EU Directive (EU 2010/32).
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
A safe, easy and effective solution for obtaining a fingerstick blood samples!
The SurgiLance™ safety lancet from MediPurpose™ is a single-use needlestick device known for its safety, comfort and ease of use.
Safe and Easy to Use
SurgiLance™ safety lancets were explicitly designed t
o safely and easily deliver remarkably smooth incisions that minimize trauma to patients' fingers.
Unlike traditional lancets—and for that matter, some safety lancets—that requiring “arming” (inserting a needle into the device), SurgiLance™ is “pre-armed” and only requires five simple steps to operate.
Retractable Needles and Blades
The SurgiLance™ passive safety mechanism automatically activates after the device is used, requiring no action on the part of the user. After activation, the single-use device cannot be used again.
Seven Color-Coded Models
SurgiLance™ safety lancets are available in seven gauges and penetration depths, all of which provide identical safety and reliability.
No-Cost Product Samples
Click here to evaluate SurgiLance™ for free!
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