|Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter||May 22, 2015|
|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.
|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.
|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|
|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|
|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 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.
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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.
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.
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).
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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