|Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter||April 10, 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|
Man claiming to have HIV robs Brevard bank with syringe
Indian Harbour Beach police are investigating a possible bank robbery, officials report.
MA COURT ORDERS DENTIST TO PAY $85K TO EMPLOYEE FIRED FOR SAFETY COMPLAINT
It began when Massachusetts dentist Dr. N. Terry Fayad changed his practice's procedure for disposing of contaminated needles. He told those in his Beverly-based office to first remove the protective caps before dropping them into sharps disposal containers, allegedly to fill the containers with more used needles and reduce the frequency and cost of their disposal.
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.
|HIV-Infected People Often Do Well After Kidney Transplant|
|Indiana county hit by HIV begins needle exchange|
|Providers have mixed feelings about prescribing HIV prevention|
|HIV testing, counseling clinics to undergo proficiency training|
|AHF: Texas Slashes $3M in HIV Prevention Funds|
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.
|WHO issues first Hepatitis B treatment guidelines|
|Hepatitis C: breakthrough drug coverage a lifesaver for B.C. man|
|New hepatitis C drugs cost Medicare billions|
|Lack of insurance bars some from hepatitis C treatment|
|WHO urges stepped-up battle against hepatitis B|
WHO urges stepped-up battle against hepatitis B
The world can beat the liver-attacking hepatitis B virus, which results in some 650.000 deaths a year, the World Health Organization said Thursday, releasing its first treatment guidelines for the disease. "Viral hepatitis is certainly an epidemic, a pandemic, but it is one that remains silent," said Gottfried Hirnschall, head of WHO's HIV/AIDS department. Hepatitis B can also transmit through ...
West Nile Season has started!
True, Wednesday was April Fool's Day, but city and county officials were dead serious with their public health announcement that West Nile season kicks off this month.
|Oregon City High School forum to take aim at youth pot use|
|Missouri lawmaker wants to tax illegal drugs|
|Deterra™ Drug Deactivation System Introduces Consumer Solution to Fighting Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic|
|State Doctors’ Group To Meet On Addiction Crisis|
|Answers to common questions about HIV, needles and drug use|
|Creation of Youth Drug Abuse Resistance Education and Prevention program sought (Congress of the Philippines)|
|New tool to diagnose Ebola uncovers some surprises|
|Ebola patient at NIH in Bethesda upgraded to good condition|
|Ebola-hit Sierra Leone arrests 13 at unsafe burial: police|
|American With Ebola is Better|
|Ebola Vaccine 2015: Guinea Seen As Best Hope For Preventative Drug Trials, But Time Is Running Out|
|Research and Markets: Ebola: Threat, Challenge, and Response: A PPE Perspective 2015|
|Ebola: media ‘overlooked Africa's role in combating crisis’|
|Sierra Leone's Kailahun district records first Ebola case in months|
Punctur-Guard Wing Sets
We've adapted our internal blunting technology to the Punctur-Guard Safety Winged Set! This allows the needle to be blunted while still inside the patient's vein, protecting the vessel and eliminating exposure during needle withdrawal.
The one-handed activation technique allows for undistracted care to be given to the venipuncture site at all times. Available in 19G, 21G, 23G, and 25G - Please see the product brochure for full ordering information.
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).
Controlling liquid infectious waste continues to present multiple challenges. As regulations tighten and operating costs rise, it’s important to find a safe,
cost-effective solution that’s affordable and provides minimal environmental impact. The QUICK-DRAIN™ Systems from Bemis simply and effectively address your challenges, from staff safety to regulatory compliance to cost-effective disposal of liquid infectious waste.
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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