|Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter||September 18, 2015|
|Should drug users have a safe space to inject?|
|Antiviral treatment may help protect humans from Ebola|
|HIV/AIDS 'should be included' on workplace-related diseases list: report|
|Drive to eliminate needlestick injuries|
|The ethics of a blood test after a needlestick injury|
Top Tips for Needlestick safety
“ Rebecca Allen from Initial Medical guides you through the top tips to make sure you avoid common injuries”
Prefilled Syringes Pay Off
“ Prefilled Syringes Pay Off Pharmacy Practice News Denver—Switching to prefilled, ready-to-administer (RTA) syringes can cut related costs by almost 50% and does not require additional space, according to a pharmacist-led study at Brigham and...”
OSAP kicks off Dental Infection Control Awareness Month with Safest Dental Visit
“OSAP’s new Safest Dental Visit program is a new initiative designed to promote an increased commitment to infection control and safety, set to coincide with September's National Dental Infection Control Awareness Month.”
Lawsuits Filed Against Henry Schein by Gerard Fox Law P.C. Expose Dentistry’s Dirty Secrets
Ken Rosenblood’s litigation opens a window into important information about protecting your health from dental supply profiteers. Henry Schein, Inc. HSIC, -0.33% was hit with a series of lawsuits filed by Gerard Fox Law P.C. today alleging the dental supply giant is jeopardizing the public’s health, trust and the integrity of our water supply through deceptive and underhanded business practices.
|HIV-infected paramedic sues air ambulance company|
|Got HIV and Want to Avoid Jail? There's an App for That — Created in St. Louis|
|Today is HIV/AIDS Aging Awareness Day|
|HIV positive addicts who have lost five kids want to have a baby|
|Redoing the Math: New York State Revises Its Estimate of People With HIV|
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.
|Managing Hepatitis C: Advances in treatment & evaluation|
|Will The Next Hepatitis C Drugs Hit It Big?|
|Hepatitis infections decrease in Azerbaijan|
|If You’re a Baby Boomer, Get Tested for Hepatitis C|
|State focuses on testing and treatment for Hepatitis C|
|3rd person died from West Nile virus|
|Rogers County Resident Latest West Nile Virus Death|
|West Nile Virus on the rise in Georgia|
|Human Death Related To West Nile Virus Reported In Pueblo County|
|Person Dies from West Nile in Pueblo County|
|First Human West Nile Case In Clark County|
|Dr. Deborah Asnis, Who Sounded Alert on West Nile Virus Outbreak, Dies at 59|
|Taking the opioid crisis to the boardroom|
|Drug Impact Task Force speaker discusses prevention, as well as what works|
|Congressman Seth Moulton gives funds for substance abuse prevention to Healthy Gloucester Collaborative|
|DOJ launches $1.7M drug abuse program|
|Seven Hills receives critical substance abuse and HIV prevention grant|
|Kentucky to receive nearly $4M to fight prescription drug abuse|
|Local non-profit agency awarded $675,000 through five substance abuse prevention grants|
|Grant that funds programs to curb alcohol and drug use among teens is renewed|
|Youth substance-abuse prevention programs getting $1.25M|
|In Sierra Leone, Giving the Stigma of Ebola a Good, Swift Kick|
|Experimental Ebola drug takes step closer to market|
|Ebola vaccines face daunting path to approval|
|Ebola drug ZMapp gets fast track status from FDA|
|Confusion and fear of Ebola delayed treatment for some kids|
|Ebola response leaves Georgia network confident|
|Ebola Virus Mutations May Help It Evade Drug Treatment|
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.
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.
VACUETTE® VISIO PLUS BLOOD COLLECTION NEEDLE
The VACUETTE® VISIO PLUS Blood Collection Needle with optical venipuncture control is a great help for phlebotomy personnel. The latest innovation from Greiner Bio-One at last brings vision to blood collection. When venipuncture has been carried out successfully, blood flow is visible in the view window in the transparent plastic hub of the needle.
The VISIO PLUS also has advantages for the patient. Movement in the vein during penetration whilst searching for the vein lumen is sometimes painful for the patient: Due to the visible blood flow in the view window, this movement is avoided. The special cut of the needle tip makes penetration of the tissue a lot easier. The new VACUETTE® VISIO PLUS needle thus guarantees pain-free, stress-free venipuncture.
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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