|Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter||April 3, 2015|
|Retractable Technologies, Inc. Reports Results for the Three and Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2014|
|Rivier University to recognize nurse leader, educator and safety advocate at 80th Commencement on May 9th|
|Sharps disposal method needed|
|British military medical worker tests positive for Ebola in Sierra Leone|
|Ebola outbreak: Doctor's use of Canada's experimental vaccine offer clues|
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.
|IHV Awarded $50 Million to Combat HIV Crisis in Zambia|
|Institute of Human Virology Surpasses 1 Million HIV Patients in Overseas Care and Treatment|
|Concern over rise in HIV infections in the Philippines|
|In rural Indiana, battling HIV, drugs and bleak times|
|Kenya high court rules section of HIV Prevention Act unconstitutional|
|Texas measure cuts HIV funds, boost abstinence education|
|Teens with HIV fare worse when parents don't come to clinic appointments|
|HIV patients experience better kidney transplant outcomes than Hepatitis C patients|
|Victim in Montgomery County HIV case: ‘I just froze.’|
HIV Positive Shoplifter Threatens Drug Store Employees With Needles When ...
HIV positive shoplifter scares store employees into letting him walk out of the pharmacy with $180 worth of merchandise.
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.
|Hepatitis C: breakthrough drug coverage a lifesaver for B.C. man|
|HIV Patients Experience Better Kidney Transplant Outcomes than Hepatitis C Patients|
|New hepatitis C drugs cost Medicare $4.5B last year|
|New hepatitis C drugs are costing Medicare billions|
|Lack of insurance bars some from hepatitis C treatment|
|WHO urges stepped-up battle against hepatitis B|
|West Nile season kicks off|
|Local Mosquito Sample Collected Tests Positive For West Nile Virus|
|Deadly mosquito-borne diseases could threaten UK within decades, experts warn|
|The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Experts warn of potential upsurge in mosquito and tick-borne diseases as UK climate ...|
|Best Drug Rehabilitation Issues Toolkit for Teen Violence Related to Substance Abuse|
|West side Cleveland suburbs host online survey on drug abuse prevention|
|Answers to common questions about HIV, needles and drug use|
|Indiana governor permits needle exchange to fight HIV outbreak|
|Ebola test results in for patient in Colo. hospital|
|Ebola Vaccine Appears Safe, Effective|
|Liberia, Sierra Leone gain in Ebola crisis; Guinea struggles|
|Patient tests negative for Ebola in Colorado, state health officials say|
|Ebola vaccine tests show it could 'neutralise' virus: Geneva hospital|
|10 Ebola cases found during Sierra Leone's shutdown|
|Ebola scare shows problems in computer models|
|How Many Americans Could Get Ebola? Study Provides Estimates|
|Ebola Cases in West Africa Reach Low for 2015|
Tulip Safety Fistula Needle
Features of the clear, patented TULIP safety needle protector:
Ebola Planning Created Need for Unprecedented Preparedness in Hospitals
Hospitals and health systems preparing for and treating patients with Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the fall of 2015 faced unexpected challenges for ensuring safety of staff,
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).
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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