Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter August 7, 2015
Needlestick & Sharps Injuries
Newly licensed nurses at greater risk of injury: study
Concord students have a sharp idea for hospital safety
Every once in a while, a hospital worker will make an absent-minded mistake and leave something in a gown or on a blanket.. That could be a pen or ID card, but it could also be something more dangerous, like a scalpel or a needle.
Working Overtime, Managing a Large Workload Increases Risk for Injury Among New Nurses
Young nurses, those working night shifts and longer hours at higher risk for needle sticks, muscle strains and sprains.
Longer shifts increase needle stick risk for new nurses
A study of newly-qualified nurses in the US has found they are at greater risk of suffering injuries if they work longer shifts, more overtime and at night.
HIV
Vancouver’s Dr. Peter Centre weighs in on study on HIV left expectancy rates
HIV positive people have new life expectancy of 65: study
HIV Cells Keep Duplicating Even When Treatments Are Working: Study
Riding On Miami’s HIV-Testing Party Van
Africa: The HIV Epidemic - a Glass Half Empty?
First self-injectable HIV antibody may prevent virus transmission
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.
 
HEPATITIS
Universal Hepatitis C Screening for Baby Boomers?
As Maine’s heroin use increases, so do cases of hepatitis C
Mumia Abu-Jamal Slams Philadelphia Prison With Lawsuit After Being Denied Hepatitis C Treatment
High numbers of hepatitis C infections found at urban ERs
In Maine, rural U.S., hepatitis increasingly with heroin abuse
Hepatitis increasingly goes hand in hand with heroin abuse
As Hepatitis C Goes Rural, Public Health and Medicine Strain to Adapt
Diane Parsons, who fought for hepatitis C victims, dead at 64
Confronting the hepatitis challenge
WEST NILE
Health officials confirm Iowa's first case of West Nile virus
West Nile discovered in Hendricks Co. mosquitoes
Avoid mosquito bites and West Nile virus with these tips
DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION
Heroin Abuse Behind Dramatic Rise In Hepatitis C Cases
Joining forces in the drug fight
Westshore Young Leaders To Hone Substance Abuse Prevention Skills At CADCA 2015 Mid-year Training institute
DiZoglio Secures Additional Funding for Merrimack Valley Opioid Abuse Prevention Collaborative
Legislation aimed at curbing drug abuse among seniors
EBOLA
Single dose of Ebola vaccine works rapidly in monkeys
International Emmys: CBC's Ebola coverage earns nomination
Major gaps identified in contact tracing in Guinea Ebola outbreak
Thousands of Ebola survivors face severe pain, possible blindness
Ebola terrified us a year ago. What did it teach us about West Africa?
College students still largely misinformed about Ebola
Ebola vaccine found effective against new strain
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.
 
IN THE NEWS
WHERE DO YOU STAND WITH SAFETY SCALPELS? ACCORDING TO OUR READER SURVEY, AWARENESS IS WIDESPREAD EVEN IF USE ISN'T.
Out of 124 respondents, 52% said that safety scalpels are never or rarely used at their facilities. In comparison, 17.9% said they're the only available option and 18.7% said they're used most of the time. General surgery, orthopedics and podiatry are the specialties in which they're most likely to be used.
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QLICKSMART BLADESINGLE
 
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.
 
WHO PREVENT HEPATITIS 2015 EN
Clever short cartoon describing how to prevent hepatitis.
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SAFE DISPOSAL - NASHOBA PUBLISHING
When it comes to disposing of unused medicines and used needles, it is important to follow the guidelines.
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NEEDLES IN SANDBOXES? PARENTS UPSET OVER DRUG LITTER AT S.F.'S SCHOOLS AND PARKS
A friend of mine who is the director of Sweet Peas preschool in San Francisco's Mission District recently posted the image above on Facebook with the message: "Try as I might to be an open-minded..
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BEMIS QUICK-DRAIN
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.
 
ARE YOU KEEPING SHARPS AND BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS EXPOSURE RECORDS?
Usually, if you’re not subject to the program requirements of a standard, you’re not subject to its recordkeeping requirements, either. Bloodborne pathogens exposure is an exception. You may not be required to have a bloodborne pathogens exposure control program, but OSHA’s recordkeeping standard requires all employers to keep records of sharps exposure incidents, and some nonsharps exposure incidents, that occur at work.
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MAN WHO WAS WAS INFECTED WITH HIV BY CONTAMINATED BLOOD SAYS HE ‘COULD VERY WELL DIE’ BEFORE HE RECEIVES COMPENSATION.
The 60-year-old, from Blackburn, who wishes to remain anonymous, was among hundreds of victims who reacted furiously to Friday’s Government statement detailing further delays to paying compensation for around 5,000 patients infected with hepatitis C and HIV between 1970 and 1991.
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PREMIER EDGE SAFETY MVR SCALPEL
Premier Edge CMS compliant Safety MVR Scalpels are designed for ultimate safety and efficiency during vitreous body surgery and cataract surgery. The transparent safety guard slides fully over the scalpel when not in use, and fully retracts when the scalpel is in use. The guard can be extended, retracted, and locked in place with one hand.
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MAGNETIC RETRIEVER
A re-useable device for the quick, simple and safe retrieval of sharps that have been inadvertently dropped onto the operating theatre floor.
Magnetic Retriever
 
  • Strong magnetic rollers ensure safe, ‘hands free’ sharps retrieval
  • Robust design ensures a highly cost effective, long lasting device
  • Long handle enables retrieval whilst standing
OUR CORPORATE MEMBERS
Please click on any ISIPS member below to view their sharps safety products!
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.

 
System Benefits
·        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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