|Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter||August 7, 2015|
|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.
|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.
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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.
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.
A re-useable device for the quick, simple and safe retrieval of sharps that have been inadvertently dropped onto the operating theatre floor.
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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