Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter April 17, 2015
Needlestick & Sharps Injuries
PerIPheral i.v. catheter market to grow at a CAGR of 8.08% between year 2015 to 2018 shared in new research report
Europe infusion therapy devices market is driven by an aging population
Needlestick Injury Prevention a High Priority for U.S. Hospitals; Safety Needle Trend Dominates U.S. Syringe and Needle Market
Local boy finds used needle
Staff Infections: What to Do When Exposed in the ER
Physician Safe After Ebola Needlestick, Experimental Vaccine
Prevention of Needlestick Injuries Can Save U.S. Healthcare System More Than $1 Billion Annually
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
NIH-supported clinical trial to test statin use in patients with HIV-related cardiovascular disease
Research informs HIV treatment policy for inmates
Surge of HIV in Indiana Shows Value of Syringe Exchange
UD research informs HIV treatment policy for inmates
Stop HIV stigmatization and discrimination - Rev Azumah
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
AbbVie Inc’s Investigational HCV Drug Wins Priority Review In Japan
No link between blueberries and hepatitis, government says amid health scare
All you need to know about Hepatitis C
Dozens Get Vaccinated For Hepatitis A In Morrilton
Arkansas Subway employee may have exposed diners to Hepatitis A
Resurgence of hepatitis C in Mass.
Hepatitis drug earns U of A researcher prestigious health award
How do you get Hepatitis A anyway?
WEST NILE
Rancher: Bull lost to West Nile; medical community uncertain
West Nile virus detected in Goleta
Record Number of West Nile Deaths in 2014 Linked to Climate Change
Area prepares for West Nile surge
Ongoing drought may dry out hope for less West Nile Virus activity in 2015
Vaccinate Horses Against West Nile Virus Now
The Drought Is Behind California's Skyrocketing West Nile Virus Numbers
California saw record number of deaths from West Nile virus in 2014
DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION
Stopping teen substance abuse takes a village
First Nations to get prescription drug abuse funds | Video
Hopi Jr./Sr. High students hear about dangers of drug and alcohol use
Do no harm: Police, hospitals work in tandem to fight prescription drug abuse
Substance Abuse Prevention Program in Port Washington
Drug abuse topic of Currier panel
Matters of Substance: Maximizing your role as an influencer of teens
Senators Baldwin and Markey Combat Prescription Drug Abuse Crisis
CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH: Drugs top problem in most neglect cases
EBOLA
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.
 
IN THE NEWS
GLOVES OR NO GLOVES? SPSD CLINIC SPARKS ONLINE DEBATE
Nursing staff was not wearing gloves. Why? Online outrage took a unexpected turn Monday when the Spokane Public School District threatened to pull 900 kids from class for violating vaccine laws. People who took exception to how the free vaccines were being administered.
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DISCARDED NEEDLES MORE THAN A NUISANCE
If the larger communities in Franklin County are seeing more syringes and needles discarded in parking lots, alleys and parks...
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ARE VEIN FINDERS THE ANSWER TO FEWER NEEDLE STICKS?
In recent days, I’ve noticed a news story being shared on Facebook about a technology that helps phlebotomists, infusion nurses, and other vascular specialists find veins to start an IV or draw blood. The technology has been around for several years, but when you first learn about something, it becomes news to you.
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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).
 
 
 
GROUP PICKS UP SYRINGES FROM PARKS AND SCHOOLYARDS AMIDST HIV OUTBREAK
A group in southeast Indiana's Scott County is working together to clean up and take back their community from a growing HIV problem.  They targeted the area where HIV appears to be the worst.
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5 SAFETY TIPS FOR HANDLING SHARPS MORE EFFECTIVELY
Learning about sharps safety the hard way is no fun for anyone. In a recent article published by Outpatient Surgery magazine, surgical technologist Sherri Alexander, CST, FAST, CRCST, shared her top five tips for limiting risk when passing scalpel blades, needles and other surgical instruments.
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PATTERN OF SAFETY LAPSES WHERE GROUP WORKED TO BATTLE EBOLA OUTBREAK
Safety deficiencies at a treatment center staffed by Partners in Health, a charity that pledged to fight Ebola in Sierra Leone and Liberia, led to the closure of the center after two clinicians were diagnosed with Ebola.
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BEMIS QUICK-DRAIN
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.
 
HOSPITAL STAFF INJURIES WILL GO PUBLIC WITH NEW OSHA RULE
This year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is scheduled to finalize a rule requiring healthcare employers and those in other industries to report cases of occupational injuries and illnesses.
 
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PATIENT & EMPLOYEE SAFETY AWARENESS: WHAT PPE PRODUCTS YOUR FACILITY SHOULD ALWAYS HAVE ON HAND
ContentAn effective personal protection equipment (PPE) policy is crucial to protect both patients and workers from infectious materials, chemical hazards and other occupational risks.  To improve patient and employee safety, healthcare employers must consider all hazards present in their medical facilities and guard against injuries and illnesses through the use of personal protective equipment.  Goes Here
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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.

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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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