|Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter||June 19, 2015|
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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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|Breast Milk Sold Online Can Lead To Cancer And HIV, Experts Warn|
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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|West Nile high|
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|Mental health promotion could reduce flakka use, substance abuse, leaders say|
|US Rep. Joe Kennedy introduces new anti-opioid abuse bill|
|Report: Drug overdose death rates increase in 26 states|
|Partnership key in war on drugs|
|Arlington awarded Massachusetts Substance Abuse Prevention Collaborative Grant|
|Penn State Drug Abuse Conference Teaches Pennsylvania Teens to Be Leaders|
|Addictive drugs and paraphenalia can be 'Hidden in Plain Sight'|
|Streator Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition wins award|
|Regional underage substance-abuse prevention chief to be based in Tewksbury|
|Ameritox Sponsors Operation UNITE Youth Basketball Camps Focused on Drug Abuse Prevention|
|Thousands of Liberians in 'post-Ebola syndrome' study|
|Ebola vaccines require greater speed in trials|
|In Sierra Leone, Graduating Under Ebola|
|Pregnant Ebola patient may have been contagious for days without symptoms|
|Study shows how Ebola evolved during the outbreak in West Africa|
|Ebola Might Have Plagued Ancient Athens, Researcher Believes|
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|Blood, Sweat and Tears: Study Will Watch Ebola Survivors|
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.
Training Tijuana Cops To Avoid HIV Infections From Needle-Sticks
In the Tijuana neighborhood known as La Zona Norte, you don’t have to look very hard to find people using drugs. On the sidewalk of a busy street, a man uses a needle to inject himself in the neck. Around the corner, in the middle of a pile of garbage, another man shoots up. Used syringes are everywhere. When Tijuana police officers find syringes on someone, they typically break them apart, or throw them in the trash. That’s what they were taught to do. But these practices are risky. In a recent survey, 15 percent of Tijuana officers said they’ve suffered a needle-stick injury.
A re-useable device for the quick, simple and safe retrieval of sharps that have been inadvertently dropped onto the operating theatre floor.
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.
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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