Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter May 22, 2015
Needlestick & Sharps Injuries
This Simple Device Protects Your Staff from Needlesticks
Vigmed granted a first patent for a needlesafe lancet.
B. Braun to Sponsor Exhibitor Theater Presentation at INS
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
Amid HIV outbreak, truckers warned about prostitutes, needles in Indiana
Indiana official to testify in Congress about HIV outbreak
With 50,000 HIV Diagnoses Each Year, New HRC Guide Provides Crucial Advice On Prevention, Treatment
HIV-positive vicar overwhelmed by response to video
HIV cases increasing in Austin
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
Short Course May Defeat Hep C in HIV Patients
Helping doctors predict what's next for patients diagnosed with hepatitis C
Following Hepatitis C, This Could Be the Next Disease Researchers Cure
Woman sues Anthem Blue Cross for refusing to cover hepatitis C drug
May is Hepatitis Awareness Month
Increasing Hepatitis B Awareness and Testing Among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
WEST NILE
First confirmed human case of West Nile virus in Harris County
Zika Virus: New Mosquito Disease A Threat To The U.S.
Texas Reports First Case of West Nile Virus for 2015
2015 West Nile season surveillance begins in Winnegbago County
Harris County confirms first West Nile Virus case in Texas
Texas sees first West Nile case of the year
Texas Reports Year’s First West Nile Case
Mosquitoes infected with West Nile found in Or Yehuda, Eilat
West Nile virus showing up early in county
The Dangers Of West Nile Virus
DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION
Former Legislator From Fort Smith Named As State’s Drug Director
Ossining Event Aims To Keep Kids From Substance Abuse
Partnership For Drug-Free Kids Applauds Maryland Governor For Signing Bill To Help Combat Prescription Drug Abuse
Addressing drug abuse
Altes appointed to serve as state's drug director
Rensselaer meeting on drug abuse Thursday
Prevention Council receives grant to combat heroin
Mini-Grants Awarded Towards Substance Abuse Prevention
Surveys help substance-abuse prevention efforts
EBOLA
Ebola virus has not evolved to become more virulent: Study
Big Data Analytics and Social Media to Help Model Ebola Spread
WHO fears Ebola vaccine may not see light of day as epidemic nears end
Ebola R&D, Antibiotic Resistance, Neglected Diseases Among Issues At This Year’s World Health Assembly
After Ebola, will a pledge to improve health systems be realized?
Study shows Ebola virus in Sierra Leone mutated at a normal rate
Sharing the Blame for the Ebola Crisis
Disputes Emerge on African Ebola Drug Trials
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.
 
Hepatitis C - TV AD
English and Spanish Versions
IN THE NEWS
ANA PRESIDENT KAREN DALEY TELLS HER NEEDLESTICK INJURY STORYANA PRESIDENT KAREN DALEY TELLS HER NEEDLESTICK INJURY STORY
ANA President Karen Daley, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, describes her own story of a life-changing needlestick injury, and urges nurses to engage in efforts to preven...
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EYE PROTECTION IN THE OR IS A MUST: PRESCRIPTION GLASSES ARE NOT ENOUGH!
Infection control is an important priority in any operating room (OR).
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ILLEGAL DENTIST'S PATIENTS WARNED OF INFECTION RISK - ABBOTSFORD NEWS
Illegal dentist's patients warned of infection risk - Valentyn Uvarov had been under investigation since fall of 2013, but evidence for court order was elusive until now.
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QLICKSMART BLADESINGLE
 
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.
 
B. BRAUN TO SPONSOR EXHIBITOR THEATER PRESENTATION AT INS
B.Braun will also showcase its family of safety-engineered IV therapy devices at booth (#321) during INS: Introcan Safety® IV Catheter, which is designed with innovative automatic, passive-safety features to help eliminate accidental needlestick injury ...
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BI-NATIONAL POLICE PROGRAM IN TIJUANA TARGETS HIV REDUCTION
Police officers themselves are also at risk of acquiring HIV or viral hepatitis if they experience needlestick injuries on the job ? a significant source of anxiety and staff turnover. A bi-national team from the University of California, San Diego ...
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DRUG NEEDLES ON CITY BALL FIELDS RAISE ALARMS
A needle stick has the potential to spread blood-borne diseases such as hepatitis C and HIV. The safety of our children is our top priority.
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INDIANA APPROVES 1-YEAR NEEDLE EXCHANGE PROGRAM FOR SCOTT CO.
Scott County, IN is the first county to receive state approval under a new state law that provides for exchanges if a community proves it's facing an HIV or hepatitis C epidemic fueled by intraveno...
 
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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.
 
WOMAN EXPOSED TO HIV AT FLORIDA HOSPITAL
A 75 year old woman says her world was turned upside down when she was accidentally exposed to HIV at Florida Hospital. a 75 year old woman says her ...
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HEROIN RISING: CHEAP, ADDICTIVE AND DEADLY
Teen heroin use is on the rise again. Heroin use can result in significant health problems including overdose and death; and, if sharing needles or other injection ...
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HIV IS THE NUMBER ONE CAUSE OF DEATH IN FLORIDA; OTHER STATES MIGHT SURPRISE YOU - ORLANDO WEEKLY (BLOG)
In an unsettling story released today by National Public Radio, it was revealed that, despite efforts to curb the spread of HIV/AIDS over the past few decades, Florida's number one "distinctive" cause of death is HIV. Francis Boscoe from the New York Cancer Registry made the calculations, and they are, for the most part, fascinating. (See Nevada's "legal intervention" death lead). You can go to the link above to see what facilitates the death of individuals in other states prominently (or look at the chart below). The study was a case of taking a dumb map and making it useful, according to the story.
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OCCUPATIONALLY ACQUIRED HIV DOWN AMONG HEALTH-CARE PROVIDERS
Few confirmed cases reported in the United States health care workers since the late 1990s.
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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).
 
 
 
A PASTOR AT RISK FOR HIV
Getting stuck accidentally with a needle might be something you anticipate if you work in a hospital. Less so if you're setting up for Sunday school.
 
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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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