Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter October 9, 2015
Needlestick & Sharps Injuries
Pointers for Preventing Cataract Surgery Infections
'It's like having a prom night baby': Former alcoholic who contracted Hepatitis C after injecting drugs ONCE issues grave warning to other naive 'party girls' like her
Tips for reducing needlestick pain in children
Medical Thriller ‘Needlestick’ Now Filming In Detroit
Risk of needlestick injury from injecting needles
HIV
Detecting HIV diagnostic antibodies with DNA nanomachines
Patients tested for HIV and hepatitis after nurse reuses syringe to administer flu shots
Dozens of workers tested for HIV after receiving unsafe flu shots
How Not to Interview an HIV-Positive Person
HIV and AIDS Cure, News, and Updates: Could the Toxic Found in Sponges of Ireland Water Be the Key to Cure Cancer and HIV?
WHO backs HIV drugs for all, as prevention for those at risk
Uganda's test and treat HIV programme hauls in fishermen of Lake Victoria
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
Panel to review if there were gaps in SGH’s handling of outbreak
Daklinza Hepatitis C Drug Seeks Label Expansion
Identifying Strategies to Eliminate Perinatal Hepatitis B Transmission
TTSH ‘strengthening overall system, vigilance’ in wake of SGH Hepatitis C cluster
Dug makers in India engineer hepatitis C cocktails impossible in West
Nearly 1,000 to be screened for Hepatitis C after outbreak in SGH
951 people to be screened for hepatitis C in Singapore
Singapore screens hundreds after hepatitis C outbreak
‘23 Million Nigerians Infected With Hepatitis B’
Recent statistics indicate that about 23 million Nigerians are infected with the Hepatitis B Virus (HBV), which makes Nigeria to be one of the countries with the highest incidence of the disease.
WEST NILE
8th Human Case of West Nile Reported in Massachusetts
Flooding had little affect on West Nile in Carrollton
22 People Have Contracted West Nile Virus in This State This Year, and One Has Died
Boy diagnosed with West Nile while donating blood
Louisiana: 55 West Nile cases this year, 4 deaths
Second West Nile death in San Diego confirmed; virus suspected in two other deaths as well
San Diego man dies of West Nile virus
State: Greater Lowell at lower risk for West Nile Virus
DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION
Substance Abuse Prevention – It’s Working, But We’re Not Done
Substance abuse prevention starts at home
Herring reports progress, continuing crisis at one-year mark of heroin, prescription drug abuse prevention plan
Obama: My Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Plan
Boston Mayor Named Chair of National Drug Abuse Task Force
The Task Force will focus on the devastating impact of substance abuse on cities and share information on recovery services strategies.
EBOLA
The ‘New Anarchy’ and Global Health Governance before another ‘Ebola’
World observes first Ebola-free week since 2014 outbreak
Ebola Outbreak Countries: No New Cases For A Week
The Ebola epidemic might (might) be finally over
Ebola Aftermath: Maternal Deaths Skyrocket as Women Fear Giving Birth in Hospitals
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
'NEW VIGOR' NEEDED TO REDUCE NEEDLESTICK INJURIES, HEALTH CARE GROUP SAYS
The health care industry has not made sufficient progress on reducing the number of needlestick injuries among workers, according to the Association of Occupational Health Professionals in Healthcare.
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UNBELIEVABLE BREACH IN SAFETY PROTOCOL DURING FLU VACCINE ADMINISTRATION, 67 ... - THE INQUISITR
Nearly 70 employees of a pharmaceutical company were informed that they will need to be tested for HIV and hepatitis after a nurse from a New Jersey clinic
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PATIENTS TESTED FOR HIV AND HEPATITIS AFTER NURSE REUSES SYRINGE TO ADMINISTER ...
Staff at a pharmaceutical company were tested for HIV and hepatitis after a nurse reused a syringe to administer flu shots.
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DOZENS OF WORKERS TESTED FOR HIV AFTER RECEIVING UNSAFE FLU SHOTS
The nurse who administered the shots reportedly..
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ALMOST 70 PATIENTS TESTED FOR HIV AND HEPATITIS AFTER NURSE IS CAUGHT RE-USING A SYRINGE WHILE GIVING FLU SHOTS AT NEW JERSEY CLINIC | DAILY MAIL ONLINE
Employees at Otsuka Pharmaceutical in Princeton, New Jersey, who received the vaccination on September 30 have been warned they may have been exposed to 'infected blood.'
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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.

'DON'T STAB YOUR RECYCLING CREW'
Residents are being urged to avoid putting waste collection staff and the public in danger from the contents of their recycling containers. The warning comes from Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP), as...
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PFS SAFETY SYSTEMS
Accidental needlestick injury is an ever-present danger for healthcare professionals and patients. West Safety Systems offer safe, effective drug delivery along with enhanced protection.
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12 STAFF SUE NHS GRAMPIAN FOR STRESS AFTER BEING INJURED BY USED NEEDLES
Exclusive figures show needlestick injuries were one of the most common personal injury claims made against the health...
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HEALTHCARE COMPLIANCE SOLUTIONS, INC.: OUCH! NEEDLE STICK, NOW WHAT!!!!
You just stuck yourself with a needle, well done. Now what?
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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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OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH: STRATEGIES FOR REDUCING INJURY AND ILLNESS
U.S. hospitals recorded nearly 58,000 work-related injuries and illnesses in 2013, amounting to 6.4 work-related injuries and illnesses for every 100.
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LICENSE SUSPENDED FOR NURSE ACCUSED OF REUSING SYRINGES
A nurse accused of reusing syringes while giving flu shots to 67 patients at a pharmaceutical company voluntarily surrendered her license, New Jersey officials said Thursday.
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PUBLIC HOSPITALS CEASE MULTI-DOSING PRACTICE IN LIGHT OF HEPATITIS C CLUSTER
The Hepatitis C outbreak in a Singapore hospital has cast the spotlight ona practice known as multi-dosing, where nurses or...
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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.
 
BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS IN HEALTHCARE FACILITIES
Bloodborne Pathogens in Healthcare Facilities provides the latest medical language and needlestick guidelines and is focused for healthcare professionals 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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