|Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter||July 3, 2015|
|A Most Tiring Time: Sleep and Residency|
Sydney dentist scare: Patients could sue clinics over HIV and hepatitis exposure
Patients who may have been exposed to HIV and hepatitis are considering legal action against the Sydney dentist who performed invasive dental surgery with poorly sterilised equipment.
Razor blade at park sparks concern College Park under investigation by police after teen says blade cut her
A Rapid City teen says she suffered several deep cuts on her legs from a razor blade left on a slide at College Park in North Rapid City. She posted pictures of her injuries and a warning to others, on Facebook and the news spread quickly, in fact it's been shared more than six thousand times in about 24 hours.
Woman arrested after St. Matthews Police officer stuck with needle
According to an arrest report, Olivia Bunton's careless behavior with the needle created a risk for officers. She's been charged with wanton endangerment.
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.
|740 new HIV cases reported in May|
|Ex-Iowa State scientist gets prison for faking HIV vaccine research|
|HIV stigma, fear linger in UK as infection rates continue to rise|
|Can You Guess Which Country Just Prevented Maternal HIV Transmission To Newborns And How?|
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.
|Pictured: The 'diligent, meticulous' dentist who may have exposed thousands of his patients to HIV and hepatitis because he didn't sterilise his equipment properly|
|Hepatitis B Vaccine Ineffective in Most Patients With RA|
|Art of Aging: Testing baby boomers for Hepatitis C|
|Dozen "dirty" dentists accused of exposing thousands to HIV and Hepatitis|
|Most U.S. Hepatitis C Infections May Be Missed|
|Traveling Abroad? Get Vaccinated Against Hepatitis A|
|First Human Case of West Nile Virus Reported to DHHS|
|West Nile virus on upswing with hot temperatures in Sacramento|
|Experts weigh in on 2015 West Nile season|
|West Nile virus appears for the 1st time this year in Nebraska|
|Rising temperatures lead to West Nile Virus alerts|
|New Case of West Nile in Central Illinois|
|West Nile Virus detected in New York City|
|Why drug abuse must be fought at any cost|
|High school football fans to see substance abuse messages on field|
|Restaurants Team Up To Raise Money for Substance Abuse Prevention Program|
|Northern Lights offers substance abuse prevention skills training July 13-16|
|New Breakthrough In Preventing Teen Drug Abuse|
|CES Fights Against Drug Abuse Through Education and Prevention|
|New anti-drugs body must indeed be independent|
|Prevention is best way to curb spread of drug abuse|
|Ebola-free Liberia mysteriously gets 3rd new victim today|
|Honour for Ebola treatment nurse|
|Ebola: Lagos calls for precautionary measures|
|Ebola Virus Disease Is Back and Spreading|
|Liberia's new Ebola cases rattle neighboring Sierra Leone, Guinea|
|Liberia confirms third Ebola case in new outbreak|
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.
HAPPY 4TH OF JULY
I wanted to take a quick minute to express my gratitude for this great nation that we live in. I am grateful for the freedoms that my family, ancestors, and others have fought for.
God bless America!
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).
PENBLADE® SAFETY SCALPEL
PROTECT YOUR PEOPLE WITH PENBLADE®
The PenBlade Safety Scalpel has a retractable blade that activates like a click pen and retracts with a simple press of a button. The "Pen-Style" activation is intuitive because it uses existing muscle memory. The release button is positioned near the front of the scalpel where it can be pressed without looking or repositioning the hand. The result is a safety scalpel that doctors and nurses actually like using.
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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