Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter April 24, 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
Physician Safe After Ebola Needlestick, Experimental Vaccine
Needlestick Ebola cases 'unrelated', says army official
Second UK military Ebola worker flies back home after needlestick injury
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
Food insecurity is a barrier to prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission services in Zimbabwe: a cross-sectional study
Community, Politicians At Odds Over How To Combat HIV
3.2m Nigerians Live With HIV
HIV Positive Cases Have Declined by 57 Per Cent: Centre
NGO Advocates Empowerment Of Phcs To Reduce Spread Of HIV/AIDS
Our HIV Crisis?
Zimbabwe: The Dilemma of Acquiring HIV At Birth
Migrant Labor, High Risk Behaviours, and HIV Awareness: A Bangladeshi Story
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
EU regulators warn against combining hepatitis C drugs with amiodarone
Hepatitis C: Experimental Anti-viral Combo Helps Tough Cases
New Hepatitis C Treatments Have High Cure Rates for African Americans
Hepatitis C free India achievable: Expert
Merck Says Experimental Hepatitis C Treatment Shows 95% Cure Rate
Cancer rates among patients with hepatitis C are increased compared to those not infected
The case for keeping viral hepatitis in the SDGs
Recommended treatments for alcoholic hepatitis 'fail to keep patients alive'
WEST NILE
Mosquito abatement districts preparing for busy West Nile season
Louisiana health official warns of West Nile virus
Protect your family from West Nile Virus
3 Birds with West Nile Virus discovered in San Diego County so far
Dealing with West Nile virus while pregnant
Ongoing drought may dry out hope for less West Nile Virus activity in 2015
DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION
Letter: More needs to be done to combat drug addiction
NM Substance Abuse Council Offers Parent Support Group
Inside Alabama’s deadly Spice craze
Drug Take-Back Day returns Saturday
Experts cites increase in heroin use in Augusta area, statewide
Prescription Drug Abuse 'Epidemic'
Johnston, Tri-Town get $750K grant to combat drug abuse
House fights over prescription drug abuse
RX drug abuse target of campaign
Substance Abuse Prevention Program in Port Washington
EBOLA
BBC World Service Awarded A George Foster Peabody Award—Special Ebola Service Honoured For Public Service
Fiancee of Ebola victim hopes memoir closes chapter
ACT Alliance Alert/Update: Support to Post-Ebola Recovery Programme in Liberia
Ebola drug cures monkeys infected with West African virus strain
Treatment actively counters Ebola just three days after injection
Liberia to be announce Ebola free if no new case in 42 days: WHO
Big Pharma propagandists claim Ebola could cause 16,000 deaths... from measles
Ebola outbreak likely driving malaria deaths: study
Pulitzer-winning Australian photographer wants the world to remember Ebola
Ebola: UN launches push to engage more women, community leaders in fight against disease
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
SURVEY SAYS DENTAL NURSES ARE AT HIGH RISK OF SHARPS INJURY
Just over half of dental nurses in the UK and the Republic of Ireland have had a needlestick injury at some stage in their career.
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THIS SHARPS RETRIEVAL SYSTEM KEEPS YOU OSHA COMPLIANT
Ensure sharps safety and OSHA compliance with SST instrument retrieval systems from Healthmark Industries. SST's autoclavable container systems feature...
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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).
 
 
 
HIV PATIENT’S LAWSUIT AGAINST DOCTORS IS SETTLED
A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit by an HIV-positive man who complained he was dropped as a patient by his doctors over blood allegedly found in a bathroom.
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WHAT TO DO IF YOU FIND A DISCARDED NEEDLE AND HOW TO REMOVE IT
Spring cleaning is underway and the city's public health department is taking the opportunity to remind people about what to do if they find discarded needles outside.
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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.
 
LOCAL BOY FINDS USED NEEDLE
A young local boy and his family found themselves in an unexpected whirlwind last Tues., Mar. 31.  The child found a used needle in a local restaurant’s bathroom, where he accidentally stuck himself.  The family immediately took the child to the hospital, where treatment began.  A strict protocol is followed when an incident such as this happens, and the child is expected to be fine.
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REPORTS SHED LIGHT ON EBOLA CHALLENGES FOR HOSPITALS
As the Ebola virus ravaged three West African countries last year, US hospitals faced unexpected challenges adapting to the risks, even the ones that had done preparedness drills, and the threat consumed 80% of infection control staff time, two research teams reported.
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TOP 10 GOLDEN RULES
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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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