|Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter||June 26, 2015|
|EG Company Fined by OSHA for Lack of Employee Safety Safeguards|
|A Most Tiring Time: Sleep and Residency|
|International Safety Center Re-Launches with Renewed Focus on Reducing Healthcare Worker Exposures to Bloodborne and Infectious Pathogens|
|RI Health Clinic Provider Lacks Effective Blood Hazard Safeguards; Employee Sustains Preventable Needlestick Injury|
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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|Where to get tested on National HIV Testing Day|
|Free HIV Testing at Walgreens for National HIV Testing Day on Saturday|
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|Four Arrested In Connection With HIV Outbreak|
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 epidemic in Madison County, IN prompts state’s second public health emergency declaration|
|Hepatitis A Warning For Original Joe’s Customers in Canada|
|Tech Doc: What you should know about Hepatitis C|
|Hepatitis B Is On The Rise In The Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis|
|VA to outsource care for 180,000 vets with hepatitis C|
|Birds found dead on Lake Havasu test negative for avian flu|
|First WNV of 2015 detected in Michigan|
|West Nile Virus Located in Tulsa County, Four Neighborhoods|
|Experts weigh in on 2015 West Nile season|
|Chicago starts up West Nile virus prevention efforts|
|West Nile Virus Signs and Prevention: Chicago Negative in Spreading Virus|
|Council to take up substance abuse, mental health money|
|Hunterdon Drug Awareness Program 2015 Golf Classic (PHOTOS)|
|Gambling, substance abuse summit begins in Kansas City|
|Congress demands creation of Drug Prevention Board in Uttarakhand|
|South Africa: Western Cape Social Development On Substance Abuse Awareness Week|
|Grants offered for projects to fight drug abuse|
|Workplace substance abuse and drug/alcohol testing: Developing and implementing compliant programs|
|Penn State Drug Abuse Conference Teaches Pennsylvania Teens to Be Leaders|
|Streator Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition wins award|
|Ebola returns to Sierra Leone’s Freetown|
|Ebola epidemic in Guinea may have led to 74000 extra untreated cases of malaria in 2014|
|Ebola epidemic was disaster for malaria control: study|
|Fear of Ebola likely led to increased malaria deaths in West Africa outbreak, study says|
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.
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.
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.
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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