Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter August 14, 2015
Needlestick & Sharps Injuries
Unilife Corp Downgraded by Zacks (UNIS)
Newly licensed nurses at greater risk of injury: study
Ambulance company faces more than $235000 in fines
Company hit with 14 health violations after OSHA inspection; employer accused of failing to protect workers from dangers of infection and disease.
Management of blood exposure and needle stick injuries
Post exposure measures taken after blood or needle stick injuries in healthcare facility and how to pevent
HIV
HIV cure: From pipe dream to promising
Large percentage of youth with HIV may lack immunity to measles, mumps, rubella
The Power of a Simple Multivitamin
I've Lived 34 Years With HIV
TBT: Ryan White Grantees Help People with HIV #GetCovered
Positive Thoughts: HIV Is Not Your Enemy
amfAR Report Recommends How States Can Improve HIV Prevention
Without testing, HIV remains elusive
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
Gilead Sciences: Why Hepatitis-C Sales Could Fall Short
Payers Set To Play Hardball On PCSK9 Pricing: RBC
New Cuban vaccine developed against chronic hepatitis B
How the Heroin Crisis Ushered in a Hepatitis C Epidemic
Updated: Hepatitis C patients not getting medication because it costs 'too much'
6-year-old girl pricked by dirty needle at splash park
Hepatitis C Increases Risk of Heart Damage, Study Confirms
Hepatitis C infection may damage heart too
Hepatitis is a serious side effect of heroin use
The number of cases in the U.S., where drug users are contracting hepatitis C, is rising according to new figures presented by health agencies. The immediate solution relates to the supply of clean needles.
Over 70% of Veterans have Hepatitis C.
62. 7% of Vietnam veterans have hepatitis C. Korean Conflict veterans are at 18%. Post Persian Gulf era veterans near 10%. Www.hcvets.com ...
​Hepatitis C is 'silent epidemic'
There are 43,500 registered patients with hepatitis C in Ukraine.
WEST NILE
Bridgeport added to West Nile list, Experiment Station says
West Nile-Infected Mosquitoes Trapped In Darien
Georgia Confirms First Case Of West Nile Virus: Know The Disease, Symptoms And Treatment
Research and Markets: West Nile Virus Infections Pipeline Insights 2015 - Provides a West Nile Virus Infections Landscape Across the Globe
West Nile puts 2 in city in hospital
DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION
Eye on Augusta: Drug Crisis Worsens, Treatment Centers Struggle, LePage Threatens to Call Out National Guard
Navy Seeks Sailors' Opinion on Alcohol Use and Responsible Drinking
Show the Navy what responsible drinking means to you
Enforcement-only approach hasn’t stemmed drugs in Marion County: Manchin
Hillary Clinton tackles drug abuse issue at Keene forum
Newburyport officials to discuss substance abuse prevention
Legislation aimed at curbing drug abuse among seniors
EBOLA
UN official: Ebola epidemic could be defeated by end of 2015
Study: Ebola Infections 17 Times Less Likely in Communities that Participated in Community-Led Total Sanitation
'Unlikely' Ebola cause of Burundian refugee death in Tanzania: UN
Sierra Leone’s first lady not Ebola positive-Official
How will we ensure the new Ebola vaccine reaches those most in need?
Remember Ebola?
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.
 
CDC wants tight restrictions on only high-risk Ebola workers
The CDC does not have enforcement authority, though, over its new guidelines.
IN THE NEWS
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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NEEDLESTICK INJURY COST
World-class safety syringes are priced higher than conventional (unsafe) syringes. But it is shortsighted—and erroneous—to simply compare the purchase price of the safety syringe to that of the conventional syringe.
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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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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.
 
HEPATITIS C ON THE RISE IN THE NORTHLAND; CONCERNS FOCUSED ON BABY BOOMERS AND ...
Eight doesn’t seem like a lot, but eight cases of hepatitis C virus in Duluth caught the attention of state health officials.
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SHOCKING RISK TO DOCTOR'S EYES SITTING ON THE BRIDGE OF THEIR NOSES
Prescription eyeglasses can put doctors and hospital staff at risk for eye-related contamination, infection, and bacterial transmission. Learn more...
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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.
 
USED HYPODERMIC NEEDLE THROWN FROM CAR STICKS SOUTH BOSTON MAN
A South Boston man is having a sudden health scare after someone hit him with a used syringe.
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AMERICANS UNAWARE THEY ARE INFECTED WITH A POTENTIALLY LIFE-THREATENING VIRUS
After receiving blood transfusions in 1979 during the birth of her last child, Mary Lambert, a human resources professional and former teacher, thought her health ordeal was over.
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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
HEPATITIS C ON THE RISE IN THE NORTHLAND; CONCERNS FOCUSED ON BABY BOOMERS AND ...
Eight doesn’t seem like a lot, but eight cases of hepatitis C virus in Duluth caught the attention of state health officials. “Duluth actually is an area we’ve been looking at for a little while,” said Kristin Sweet, hepatitis unit supervisor for the Minnesota Department of Health.
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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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