|Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter||October 23, 2015|
|Physician Safe After Ebola Needlestick, Experimental Vaccine|
|Needlestick Safety Challenges Continue|
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|Medical student needlestick injuries|
Reflex Safe Safety Needle
The Reflex-Safe Passive Safety Needles are unique, simple, and offers effective protection against needle stick injuries before, during and after phlebotomy and ...
The unique and easy-to-use SINNOPLUS safety syringe is designed to protect healthcare practitioners from blood borne pathogen exposures. Upon activation ...
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.
Designing Syringes for Needle Safety: Partnership is a Must
Administering an injection to a patient is a routine task for many healthcare workers.
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|WHO guidelines on HIV treatment good news for Kenya|
HIV and hepatitis warning as 3000 dental patients told they may have been ...
In February, dentist Mark Roberts was suspended by the the General Dental Council amid concerns about poor infection control
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 C- You really need to know the signs|
|Compound in Bananas Shown to Fight HIV, Hepatitis C and Influenza|
|Dispute deepens in lawsuit over large hepatitis C outbreak|
|FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA warns of serious liver injury risk with hepatitis C treatments Viekira Pak and Technivie|
Healthcare-Associated Hepatitis B and C Outbreaks
This slide show summarizes healthcare-associated outbreaks of hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in the United States during...
2 more patients screened by SGH test positive for Hepatitis C
Two more people screened by the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) for Hepatitis C have tested positive, the hospital announced on Friday...
VanishPoint® Blood Collection Set
The VanishPoint® Blood Collection Set, from Retractable Technologies, Inc., features automated in-vein retraction that effectively reduces the risk of needlestick injuries and blood exposure. The safety mechanism is activated by depressing a retraction trigger that is located near the finger-grip area. This allows for easy one-handed activation, without changes in hand position, while reducing the risk of inadvertent activation. The needle is retracted directly from the patient, virtually eliminating exposure to the contaminated needle.
|West Nile virus cases reported despite cooler temperatures in El Paso|
|West Nile Virus Death Toll Now 4 In San Diego County|
|San Diego Confirms 2 More San Diego Victims of Deadly West Nile Infections|
|West Nile Virus season wrapping up, still a concern|
|1st confirmed death from West Nile virus in Antelope Valley|
|State to continue paying 'drug czar' when grant funding ends|
|Red Ribbon Week aims to prevent substance abuse|
|Clues To Substance Abuse|
|Substance abuse coordinator warns of Spice dangers|
|Tewksbury's Substance Use Prevention and Education Week Begins Sunday|
|Ebola relapse fear|
|Man wrongly detained when pharmacist suspected he had Ebola, lawsuit claims|
|Umaru Fofana says he 'had to let the world know' about Ebola|
|Kaci Hickox, rebel Ebola nurse loathed by conservatives, sues Chris Christie over quarantine|
|Nurse quarantined over Ebola fears sues Gov. Chris Christie|
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.
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.
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.
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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