|Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter||May 29, 2015|
|Know how Hepatitis C spreads|
|Retractable Technologies, Inc. Reports Recognition Of Payment|
|This Simple Device Protects Your Staff from Needlesticks|
|Vigmed granted a first patent for a needlesafe lancet.|
|Tips for reducing needlestick pain in children|
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 patients should seek treatment early: study|
|HIV home-testing firm taken by surprise by UK demand|
|This Poster Contains A Single Drop Of HIV Positive Blood|
|'HIV treatment must start at diagnosis'|
|Quick start to HIV drug treatment can cut risk of illness, death in half|
|Major study finds earlier HIV treatment improves health, NIH says|
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.
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|Frozen berries are linked to 37 Hepatitis A cases but the food standards authority says they remain low risk.|
|Now Available! Archived Webinar on Hepatitis C Prevention Opportunities Among People Who Inject Drugs|
|How a hepatitis song infected Phoenix, divided family|
|Top 20 Worst Mosquito Cities in US: Summer Heat, Rain Spur Mosquito Activity Nationwide|
|Deadly anthrax studied at Palm Bay biolab|
|West Nile Virus Portal|
|Rains prompt earlier mosquito spraying by county crews|
|Mosquito season brings West Nile concern|
|San Mateo County CA: West Nile Virus Update|
|Harris County confirms first West Nile Virus case in Texas|
|Drug Awareness Day at Oak Ridge Pool on Saturday, June 6|
|Community Matters: Preventing substance abuse|
|Twin Cities group gets $100K substance abuse grant|
|Branson Drug Take Back Event Very Successful|
|Townhall mulls ways to handle drug abuse prevention|
|Local woman rallies for substance abuse change|
|Narconon Arrowhead Takes Part in National Prevention Week|
|Senate Democrats Denounce Cuts to Substance Abuse Prevention|
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|Red Cross sends Ebola team to at-risk GBissau border|
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|Ebola’s weak point identified|
|Blood from Dallas nurse used to create anti-Ebola drug|
|Researchers find Ebola `Achilles' heel`: Study|
When Ebola Turned Routine Care Into a Life-threatening Event
Dr. Diallo Thierno Souleymane, a doctor in Conakry, Guinea, recalls the day he received a phone call that changed his life. He had tested positive for Ebola.
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.
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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