Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter October 2, 2015
Needlestick & Sharps Injuries
Tory MP under fire for saying junior doctors should REPAY training costs if go abroad
B. Braun to Sponsor Platinum Showcase and Present at AVA
Needlestick Injuries Cost U.S. Hospitals $1B
Needlestick Safety Challenges Continue
Risk of needlestick injury from injecting needles
HIV
Subway allegedly fires employee after he divulges he’s HIV-positive
New UN treatment guidelines say all people with HIV should get antiretrovirals
Danny Pintauro's HIV-positive revelation has Alyssa Milano in tears
World Health Organisation alters HIV treatment guidelines
WHO urges preventative ARVs for those at high risk for HIV
WHO changes global HIV policy
HIV patients should start treatment immediately, U.N. says in new push
Sheridan Subway restaurant sued after firing HIV-positive employee
A Subway restaurant in central Indiana faces a federal lawsuit for terminating one of its employees.
Coventry has highest HIV infection rate in the West Midlands
Three in every 1,000 15 to 59-year-olds in the city are HIV positive, say latest figures
 
HIV and AIDS
Explained in a simple way
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
Health ministers from the Americas adopt new strategies on hepatitis, tuberculosis, immunization, and health-related laws
Report: wide variance in Medicaid use of costly hepatitis C drug
What It’s Like to Hear ‘You Have Hepatitis C’
Teenage Girl Contracted Hepatitis After Drinking Green Tea Bought Online
Hepatitis C Doctor Investigation Report Released
Dirty needles main cause in 700 new cases of hepatitis C
Over 700 cases of hepatitis C - which can cause liver disease - were reported last year.
WEST NILE
Four West Nile Related Deaths in Riverside County
State health officials announce first West Nile Virus fatality in MA
Calallen ISD Sends Notice of Possible West Nile in their Area
West Nile Virus in the US? 5 Things to Know About the Mosquito-Borne Infection
West Nile virus claims the life of 81-year-old woman
Massachusetts sees first West Nile virus death of 2015
West Nile Virus Is Making An Unwelcome Comeback
DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION
Presidential Proclamation — National Substance Abuse Prevention Month, 2015
In New Hampshire, substance abuse at centre of 2016 campaign
Gov. Baker wants drug abuse prevention bill by Thanksgiving
Conroy Honored By Substance Abuse Action Council
RAISING GREAT KIDS: Council Rock Community Speaker Series to offer insight, advice on anxiety, internet safety, substance abuse prevention
Lane DUII Victim Impact Panel to host Drug Abuse Prevention night
Obama: My Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Plan
No prescription needed in Utah for life-saving overdose drug, available at ..
Recently, CVS drug stores announced they will provide the drug naloxone without a prescription.
EBOLA
Ebola outbreak could have been mitigated, responder says
One Year Ago Today, America Collectively Lost Its Mind About Ebola
Ebola in Dallas One Year Later…
Ebola survivor Pauline Cafferkey has ''no regrets'' volunteering in Sierra Leone telling an emotional Lorraine Kelly she'd return
Presidents of Sierra Leone and Liberia outline post-Ebola recovery plan in addresses to UN Assembly
Thompson and Perkins: A year after Ebola crisis, here's how we've improved Dallas County's public health system
Ebola cannot be conquered without understanding Africa's culture, politics and poverty
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
HEALTH TALK - HEALTH CARE WORKER SAFETY
The culture of neglect of workplace health and safety impacts not only healthcare workers, but also contributes to a declining quality of health care that they are ...
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NURSES DUTY TO REDUCE RISKS AND ENSURE WORKPLACE SAFETY
Oncology Nurse Advisor Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, US Department of Health and Human Services Personal Protective Equipment for Health...
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PSA PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE
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HEPATITIS C DOCTOR INVESTIGATION REPORT RELEASED
The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department has released a report into the investigation of Allen Thomashefsky, the Santa Barbara doctor accused of malpractice that lead to several patients contracting Hepatitis C.
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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.
 
MILLIONS MORE NEED HIV TREATMENT, WHO SAYS
The new recommendations from the World Health Organization could go a long way toward halting an epidemic, but implementation would cost billions of dollars not yet committed.
 
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CANADIAN NURSES SHOULD BE JUDGED BY CANADIAN STANDARDS
In a bizarre move, the body that licenses Canadian nurses has contracted out to a U.S. company the exam that qualifies new nursing grads to practise.
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NEW DEVICES TAKE THE PAIN OUT OF HOSPITAL VISITS
Hospitals are taking the hurt out of common medical procedures.
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WHAT IS THE MOST DANGEROUS THING YOU HAVE EVER DONE?
I had a needlestick injury with a HIV Positive patient. My cd 4 count drops, forcing me to have IgG parenteral therapy.
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BOY, 11, SHARES HIV SURVIVAL STORY, RECEIVES STANDING OVATION AT UN MEETING
An 11-year-old boy, Elijah Lemayan, on Sunday received a standing ovation at the UN Meeting after he shared his heartbreaking story on living with HIV/AIDS.
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THOUSANDS TESTED FOR HIV, HEPATITIS AFTER INFECTION RISK FROM SEATTLE CHILDREN ...
More than 3,000 children and teens have been tested for hepatitis and HIV in the last month after Seattle Children’s warned that surgical tools at its Bellevue clinic may have been contaminated.
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NEEDLESTICK INJURIES
Needlestick injuries within the waste and recycle and hospitals
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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.

RESEARCHERS COMPARE TECHNIQUES IN REDUCING RESIDUAL BACTERIAL LOAD AFTER USING ALCOHOL-BASED HANDRUB
Two hand-hygiene techniques are promoted internationally: the World Health Organization’s six-step and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s
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7 BARRIERS TO EFFECTIVE RISK MANAGEMENT
This post discusses 7 barriers to effective risk management, their effect and how organisations can overcome them along with examples.
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IMPERATIVES FOR STAYING OSHA-COMPLIANT IN THE HEALTHCARE LAUNDRY
This report illustrates a common violation of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards in the healthcare laundry environment, reviews
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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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DO REDUCTIONS IN MRSA BLOODSTREAM INFECTIONS MAKE HAND HYGIENE INTERVENTIONS COST-EFFECTIVE IN ICUS
Multimodal interventions are effective in increasing hand hygiene compliance amongst healthcare workers, but it is not known whether such interventions are ...
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NEW REPORT: ELIMINATING HEPATITIS C TODAY COULD REDUCE FUTURE U.S. HEALTH CARE SPENDING BY $115 BILLION OVER THE NEXT DECADE
The report estimates that, in the absence of a cure for hepatitis C, more than 350,000 patients would be living with advanced stages of the disease.
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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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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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