Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter September 25, 2015
Needlestick & Sharps Injuries
Retractable Technologies, Inc. Declares Dividends to Series I and II Class B Preferred Stock Shareholders
Should drug users have a safe space to inject?
New vigor’ needed to reduce needlestick injuries, health care group says
Medical Thriller ‘Needlestick’ Now Filming In Detroit
Risk of needlestick injury from injecting needles
Surgeons take a scalpel to their own toxic culture
An independent report commissioned by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) released yesterday has found bullying, sexual harassment and discrimination are commonplace in the culture of surgeons…...
Needle disposal boxes slow to catch on in Portland parks
The receptacles for used syringes and needles were placed a week and a half ago at Deering Oaks, Harbor View Memorial and Peppermint parks, and near the corner of Chestnut and Lancaster streets.
HIV
Eazy-E’s Protege, Frost, Says He Knows How The Late Rapper Contracted HIV
HIV’s unusual family tree
Most Up-to-Date HIV Infections Per Household Estimate in the US
Five Tips for HIV Med Adherence While Traveling
Car Passenger Gets $40,000 Settlement After Cop Gave Her A Ticket FOR HAVING HIV
HIV Is Not a Murder Weapon: Racism and the Criminalization of AIDS
Why Is There an HIV Crisis in the South?
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
Lawsuit Alleges Hardee's Exposed Thousands of Customers to Hepatitis
One senator's push to fund hepatitis C treatment for veterans
Pamela Anderson hopes she'll be cured of Hepatitis C by November
Hepatitis B-like Virus Found in Great Lakes Fish Species
Teenager who drank three cups of green tea a day develops hepatitis and turns YELLOW due to liver damage
WEST NILE
West Nile Virus Claims Michigander, First Time in More Than a Decade
West Nile virus case confirmed in Mahoning County
West Nile virus found in Johnson County
Human Cases of West Nile Virus Reported in Connecticut
West Nile Virus Found in Huntington
Health officials: 81-year-old Oakland County woman dies due to West Nile Virus
DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION
3 Bergen Towns Create Partnership To Fight Drug 'Epidemic'
Senate Bill Seeks To Screen Teens For Drug Abuse
Mangano Announces Drug Abuse Prevention Project For High School Students
Grant targets youth drug-abuse prevention
CVS/pharmacy commits to Creating Safer Communities Through Multiple Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Efforts
Substance abuse: Focus on prevention, recovery
Toddler stabbed by dirty heroin needle on Dublin Bus
Family of Alysha Zambra disturbed and worried after little tot had skin pierced by filthy syringe
EBOLA
New Device Can Detect Ebola Virus More Quickly and More Reliably
A 17-Year-Old Develops Cheap Ebola Test, Wins $50,000, Plans to Change the World
Chip-based technology enables reliable direct detection of Ebola virus
Ebola crisis: Exhausted but not defeated
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.
 
IN THE NEWS
THE DEADLY “SINS” OF VACCINATIONS: AVOIDING BLOODBORNE DISEASES
Pharmacists can now administer all vaccines in 45 states, 27 of which impose no patient age restrictions.1 In addition, during the 2014-2015 flu season, American retail pharmacists administered 25% of adult and 5% of pediatric flu vaccines of the 147 million doses administered nationwide.2,3 As pharmacists administer more vaccines, the risks of needle-stick injury (NSI) and transmission of a bloodborne disease increase among pharmacists. Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found the incidence of NSIs increased from 0 to 5.65 per 1000 immunizing pharmacists after 1 chain pharmacy started administering vaccinations.
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NEW NURSES FACE HIGHER INJURY RISK ON NIGHT, OVERTIME SHIFTS
Newly licensed registered nurses who work overtime and night shifts are more likely to suffer occupational injuries, according to a study published in the International Journal of Nursing Studies.
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DRIVE TO ELIMINATE NEEDLESTICK INJURIES
On Thursday, Dr Habib Somanje, the World Health Organisation’s SA health systems adviser, said unsafe injections caused 1.3 million early deaths each year globally.The WHO also estimated that globally, about 170 million injections were being administered every day, highlighting the need to protect the people who administer them.
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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.
 
EAZY-E'S AIDS DEATH CAUSED BY HIV-TAINTED ACUPUNCTURE NEEDLES?
Rapper Frost Presents His Theory
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NO MARKED CHANGE IN HIV PREVALENCE IN US ADULTS
There's been no significant change in the prevalence of HIV infection among US adults, according to the latest estimates released today in the Centers for Disease Control and...
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HIV AND AIDS
Explained in a simple way
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CAR PASSENGER GETS $40000 SETTLEMENT AFTER COP GAVE HER A TICKET FOR HAVING HIV
City of Dearborn Michigan will pay Detroit resident Shalandra Jones $40,000 after cop David Lacey gave her ticket because he was mad she was HIV positive
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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.

PREVENTING NEEDLE STICK AND SHARPS INJURIES
High-risk injuries from contaminated sharps and exposures, such as mucocutaneous splashes and splatters, pose an unparalleled risk to nurses.
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ENVIRONMENTAL CLEANING IN THE AMBULATORY-CARE SETTING
This Pulse summarizes best practices associated with environmental cleaning and surface disinfection in the ambulatory-care environment.
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QLICKSMART SNAPIT

QLICKSMART SnapIT
Qlicksmart SnapIT is a simply safer way to open glass ampoules, avoiding the unacceptable painful injuries which could be quite serious at times. This easy-to-use multi-use ampoule opener reduces the risk of sustaining a sharps injury by keeping hands out of harm’s way.


 

SnapIT is simple, safe and cost effective as it is reusable and comes in different sizes compatible with different ranges of ampoule sizes.

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A PORTLAND DOCTOR'S CRUSADE TO REDUCE MEDICAL MISTAKES
Dr. Carol Gunn, an occupational medicine specialist, learned about the tragedy of delayed diagnosis last year. The victim was her ...
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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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