|Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter||May 1, 2015|
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|Physician Safe After Ebola Needlestick, Experimental Vaccine|
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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.
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|HIV Outbreak In Indiana Escalating As New Cases Reported Daily|
|Chembio Launches HIV Self-Testing Initiative In Europe|
|Stopping HIV in its tracks: New subdermal implant delivers potent antiretroviral drugs|
|Scott County HIV outbreak likely not be the last|
|CDC Official: HIV Outbreak Lessons May Spur 'Model Response'|
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 treatment|
|Hepatitis C Ups Risk Of Getting Other Types Of Cancer In Addition To Liver Cancer|
|'Urgent' country of origin food labelling may not be introduced for TWO YEARS although 34 people who ate the same brand of frozen berries imported from China contracted Hepatitis A|
|Patients infected with Hepatitis C after visiting Santa Barbara doctor|
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|Hepatitis C linked to increased risk of liver cancer, other cancers|
|Texas Ranks Second in Nation for West Nile Virus Disease Cases|
|Mosquitoes Have A Strong Craving For Your Blood In Particular? Scientists Say Blame Your Genes|
|Westchester to Start West-Nile Prevention Measures Friday|
|Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus in Indio|
|State Health Officials Issue Early Warning For West Nile Virus|
|Prescription Drug Take-Back next months|
|Local leaders join support for powdered alcohol ban|
|Delco Community Day for Prevention|
|Goggled go-kart challenge opens eyes to dangers of alcohol abuse|
|Letter: More needs to be done to combat drug addiction|
|What's the Buzz?: Take a swing at drug abuse|
|Regional coalition formed to combat drug abuse|
|Ebola exposes weak links in outbreak response|
|Ebola scare at Jersey's General Hospital|
|Class snapshot: 'Ebola in 2014: The Science, Society and Politics of a Modern Epidemic'|
|Possible Charlotte Ebola Patient Tests Negative|
|ESA aids Ebola patients|
|World Health Organization Plans to Wrap Up cases of Ebola by the End of May|
|North Carolina hospital admits patient with Ebola-like symptoms|
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.
ACTI-LANCE SAFETY LANCET
Acti-Lance single-use lancets have been designed for capillary blood sampling and the device is an integral component to the sharps-injury prevention programs in hospitals, clinics, laboratories, doctor’s offices and wherever patients and professionals have to feel safe.
By using the Acti-Lance safety lancets you can easily eliminate needle stick injures and cross infection.
Key Features of Acti-Lance:
EASY TO HANDLE
Intuitive activation, low firing force, no lancet loading required, 3 step operation only
Ultra sharp and silicone coated needle, double spring mechanism to eliminate needle vibrations
SUFFICIENT TO LANCE ONCE
Different color-coded versions, right needle exposure length, adequate blood flow
Truly disposable, self-destructive device, sterilized, reliable sterility protector
Acti-Lance safety lancets are available in three different color-coded versions to meet specific blood sample size applications and address a variety of skin types.
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.
· 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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