Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter September 11, 2015
Needlestick & Sharps Injuries
HIV/AIDS 'should be included' on workplace-related diseases list: report
Vigmed receives CE-mark approval and first orders for their new SWiTCH product.
Drive to eliminate needlestick injuries
Needlestick Safety Challenges Continue
Incident of needlestick injuries in developing countries
Needlestick injuries in developing countries
Sharpsawareness final 2015
Safe Work Practices Presentation
HIV
HIV positive man who was rejected on Grindr after bravely revealing his condition gives witty response that sweeps Facebook
Activists push those with HIV, AIDS to know their ADA rights
The monster stigma; root cause of new HIV infections in Ghana
Preventing TB in people with HIV
An antibody that can attack HIV in new ways
HIV/AIDS 'should be included' on workplace-related diseases list
HIV/AIDS should be added to lists of workplace-related diseases for which employees can claim workers' compensation, a report says.
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
I wanted to end it all after they gave me tainted blood
Authorities express concern as Hepatitis B grips the Moneragala District
Baby boomers should get tested for hepatitis C, says doctor
Psychosis, hepatitis C infection are greatest risk factors for mortality in marginalized Vancouver residents
World summit targets elimination of viral hepatitis
Drugs ‘cure hepatitis C, but at high cost
Costly Hepatitis C Drugs for Everyone?
Summit Focuses on 400 Million with Hepatitis
WEST NILE
No human West Nile cases this year in Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine
Indiana woman trying to educate people about West Nile virus
Muncie woman warns others about West Nile virus
West Nile virus strikes 3 in Salt Lake County
West Nile Virus found in greater Springfield area
West Nile virus cases hit record numbers in California last year
DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION
West Virginia Celebrates First Day of Hope to Bring Light to Substance Abuse
Can Gloucester’s radical drug-crisis strategy work for Maine?
Step Out of Darkness event to focus on substance abuse prevention and recovery Sept. 19
NH youth substance-abuse prevention programs getting $1.25M
Pence drug abuse task force tasked with expanding treatment, prevention options
Teen Alcohol And Drug Abuse: Free E-book
Learn what you can do to prevent your teen abusing alcohol and drugs...
EBOLA
This is How Ebola Resists Treatment with Antibody Cocktails
ICYMI: Mental Health Stigma, Powerful Memories And Ebola, A Year Later
DARPA Is Developing Human Bio-Factories to Brew Lifesaving Vaccines
Ebola survivor Pauline Cafferkey on her ordeal: 'I left my isolation tent after 21 days. I havent been camping since'
Actor Danny Glover in Nigeria to star in movie about Ebola
In aftermath of Ebola, Sierra Leone finds forgiveness is a powerful resource
After Ebola: Survivors’ Soccer Club Helps Erase Stigma In Sierra Leone
Of Ebola and a world of ignorance
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.
 
Ebola: New CDC Guidelines Suggest Voluntary Isolation of Health Workers
US federal health officials suggest voluntary home quarantine for health workers returning from Ebola-hit West Africa.
IN THE NEWS
"IRRESPONSIBLE: WHAT SURGEONS WON'T TELL YOU AND HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF"
Surgeon and exposure prevention expert Mark Davis, M.D. has written and published a new book for the general public, "Irresponsible: What Surgeons Won't Tell you and How to Protect Yourself". It is available at Amazon Kindle and can be read on any device, including computers, tablets and smart phones, using the free Kindle app. 
To learn more, click here! >
WHO GUIDELINE ON THE USE OF SAFETY-ENGINEERED SYRINGES FOR INTRAMUSCULAR, INTRADERMAL AND SUBCUTANEOUS INJECTIONS IN HEALTH CARE
WHO is urging countries to transition, by 2020, to the exclusive use of the new “smart” syringes, except in a few circumstances in which a syringe that blocks after a single use would interfere with the procedure.
It is available for free download or viewing at this link: >
MAKING ALL INJECTIONS SAFE BROCHURE
This is an illustrated summary brochure for the general public.
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TIDI PRODUCTS TO EXHIBIT TIDI TOWER AND EYESPLASH ZERO BENEFITS AT AOHP 2015
Unique Protective Eyewear Dispenser and Clinical Education Program Designed to Reduce Occupational Infection Risk
 
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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.
 
HUNDREDS OF HYPODERMIC NEEDLES APPEARING IN GALT GARBAGE
They’ve got a medical waste mess in Galt. In just one month, more than 900 hypodermic needles were dumped off at a recycling plant there. The only problem is that recycling plant is not equipped to handle the medical waste.
It’s illegal to throw away hypodermic needles in the trash, but only certain cities and counties in California have laws on the book addressing the matter.
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SYRINGE SAFETY STUDIED
A Boston City Council committee hearing is slated for this morning to discuss how schools can teach students what to do when they see drug addicts? discarded hypodermic needles, in light of a highly publicized incident when a 7-year-old girl pricked her ..
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SIMPLIFIED HANDWASHING STEPS HELP REDUCE SICKNESS-RELATED ABSENTEEISM FOR KIDS
A simplified handwashing routine, with five steps instead of seven, helps to reduce sickness-related absenteeism for students with mild intellectual
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WOMEN OUTDO MEN IN WORKPLACE HAND HYGIENE
According to a national survey released in time for the upcoming Labor Day holiday, women outperform men when it comes to hand hygiene in the workplace.
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REDUCE SPLASHES, INCREASE INFECTION PREVENTION
Slips, trips, falls and sharps are widely recognized as potential occupational risks in the healthcare industry. However, there is another dangerous.
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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.
 
MOBILE PHONE RECORDS MAY PREDICT EPIDEMICS OF DENGUE VIRUS
A new study led by researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health finds that mobile phone records can be used to predict the geographical spread and timing of dengue epidemics.
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HMD LAUNCHES CATHY SAFETY IV CANNULA WITH SIP CLIP
Invested over Rs 100 crores for setting up new plant for manufacturing next generation safety infusion IV cannulas (catheters)
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USING THE NUDGE THEORY IN HAND HYGIENE COMPLIANCE EFFORTS
The Nudge Theory has been widely used to improve healthy behavior and works as an external cue to memory. Kwok and McLaws (2015) report on their efforts to engage medical staff in improved hand hygiene compliance.
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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
HAND HYGIENE: EVS PERSONNEL PLAY KEY ROLE IN PREVENTING SPREAD OF INFECTION
Hospital environmental services (EVS) workers want to do the best job they can to keep healthcare facilities clean and ultimately protect patients from harm.
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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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