|Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter||August 21, 2015|
|Syringes Found Throughout Abilene|
|Union boss blames drug boom for spiralling Far North Queensland police assaults|
Utilizing Proper PPE in the ER
Learn why it is extremely important to utilize proper PPE in the emergency room.
PODCAST: Put the Phone Away, You are a Safety Risk
The ECRI, a nonprofit that researches medical drugs and devices, issued a position statement in June on the use of smartphones that looks at its benefits and safety risks.
Sharps Injuries Remain a Sticky Concern for Healthcare
Imagine this: You’re engaged in pleasant conversation during your hospital’s yearly flu vaccination drive. All of a sudden—ouch! You’ve accidentally stuck your thumb with a used needle. Do you know what to do next?
Management of sharps injuries in the healthcare setting
Infographic on mangaging sharps injuries
A man pricked by a needle concealed in tissue was turned away by THREE separate care centres
Turned away from three clinics....
|CDC Releases Death Rate Estimates for Seven Conditions|
|NGO Tackles Stigmatization Of Person Living With HIV/AIDS At Akim Oda|
|Interview with HIV denier-turned-science-advocate John Strangis|
|Israeli study shows circumcision reduces risk of HIV infection|
|Sharp rise in heterosexuals contracting HIV|
|HIV care arrives in eastern Ukraine where UN, faith groups collaborate|
|Reducing Food Insecurity Improves HIV Outcomes in Patients in Kenya|
HIV: UN meets goal to treat 15 million
The goal to get life-saving HIV treatment to 15 million people by the end of 2015 has been met, says the United Nations Aids agency.
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.
|Monroe County health officer declares hepatitis C emergency|
|How to pay the bill for hepatitis C|
|Local Health Officials Worried Over Spike in Hepatitis C Cases|
|Hepatitis C sufferer imports life-saving drugs from India, takes on global pharmaceutical company|
|Health ministry, Al-Azhar combine forces to combat Hepatitis C|
|After hepatitis C has been treated, what about cirrhosis?|
|Advanced liver damage in hepatitis C patients grossly underestimated and underdiagnosed|
|NYC health centers educate infected pregnant women about Hepatitis B, protect newborn babies from virus|
|Second West Nile case confirmed in Montgomery County|
|Serbia: West Nile virus situation is under control|
|First Ohio West Nile Death Reported|
|6 new cases of West Nile virus found in El Paso|
|West Nile detected in Fall River and Somerset|
|West Nile virus may have contributed to death in Tucson area|
|Baltimore-area person infected with West Nile virus|
|West Nile Virus Patient in Big Country|
|First 2015 Human Case of West Nile Virus in Illinois|
|Teens may not drink or smoke if friends are counselled not to|
|Sindh: Drug Prevention Campaign Launched|
|Treatment providers, Kennebec sheriff weigh in on upcoming drug abuse summit|
|Reason to Worry? FDA Approves OxyContin for Kids.|
|Navy seeks Sailors’ opinion in new survey on alcohol use and responsible drinking|
|Talking about addiction epidemic, Jeb Bush gets personal|
|Marshall receives large federal grant to provide substance abuse prevention training for health care students|
|Bringing Resiliency and Normalcy to Ebola-Free Liberia|
|Anne Curtis 'donates' Twitter feed to Ebola survivor|
|Ebola in Sierra Leone: after 4,000 deaths, outbreak all but over|
|Sierra Leone Awaits Countdown to Ebola-Free Declaration|
|Guinea’s Growth of Small Businesses Signal Post-Ebola Recovery|
|South Jersey malaria case prompts Ebola protocol|
|UPDATE: Ebola Ruled Out for New Yorker Who Returned From Africa With Fever|
|Ebola: What Happened|
Only two Ebola cases reported in past week, but risks remain: WHO
Guinea and Sierra Leone each recorded a single cases of Ebola in the past week, putting a year-end goal of ending the deadly epidemic within reach, although risks remain, the World Health Organization
NYC doctor with Ebola accused of lying about self-isolation
A New York City doctor stricken with the Ebola virus concealed from authorities his public travel and activities leading up to his diagnosis, a new report claims.
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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