Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter October 23, 2015
Needlestick & Sharps Injuries
Physician Safe After Ebola Needlestick, Experimental Vaccine
Needlestick Safety Challenges Continue
Medical Thriller ‘Needlestick’ Now Filming In Detroit
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 ...
Safety syringe
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.
HIV
The $1 Alternative to the $750 Pill For People With HIV and AIDS
White House Launches Updated National HIV/AIDS Strategy
Positive Messenger: Danny Pintauro discusses PrEP, meth and refocusing on HIV
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
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
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
DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION
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
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
IN THE NEWS
PREVENTING NEEDLESTICK AND SHARPS INJURIES
Since 1992, hospitals and healthcare facilities throughout the United States and the world have used the Exposure Prevention Information Network (EPINet®) as a tool to survey and measure occupational exposures to blood and body fluids. This network is designed to help you and your facility identify safer devices, safer practices, and innovative approaches to reducing occupational exposures to blood and body fluids. 
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FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH OCCUPATIONAL NEEDLE STICK AND SHARPS INJURIES AMONG HOSPITAL HEALTHCARE WORKERS IN BALE ZONE, SOUTHEAST ETHIOPIA
Background Needle stick and sharps injuries are occupational hazards to healthcare workers. Every day healthcare workers are exposed to deadly blood borne pathogens through contaminated needles and othe
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PREVENTING NEEDLESTICK AND SHARPS INJURIES
High-risk injuries from contaminated sharps pose an unparalleled risk to nurses. American Nurse Today
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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.

NURSES MUST SUMMON MORAL COURAGE TO CONFRONT UNETHICAL BEHAVIOR - NURSE.COM
There are times nurses must draw on moral courage, and to draw on it, they need a working definition.
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HEALTHCARE-ASSOCIATED HEPATITIS B AND C OUTBREAKS
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 ...
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TAKING UNIVERSAL PRECAUTIONS
Contact with potentially contaminated bodily fluids during collection of waste is a significant concern among waste and recycling personnel.
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MARIJUANA LEADS TO COCAINE, HEROIN ABUSE
I said to my wife that I could not imagine a person suddenly deciding to stick a needle in their arm and inject heroin. Now I understand how it works.
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WOMAN INFECTED WITH HIV BY HUSBAND AFTER HE RECEIVED TAINTED BLOOD CAMPAIGNS ...
SHE nursed her husband as he battled the ravages of HIV knowing that she will face the same agonies of death but alone.
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UVA SURGERY SHARPS SAFETY
This video is about Sharps Safety.
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MANORCARE BLAMES CONTRACTOR FOR HEPATITIS OUTBREAK IN NEW FILING
ManorCare Health Services has filed a new motion in federal court stating its contractor was responsible for one of the largest outbreaks of Hepatitis C ever seen in the United States.
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QLICKSMART BLADESINGLE
 
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.
 
AWARENESS AND EDUCATION NEEDED TO FIGHT DRUG ABUSE
Alcohol and drug abuse continues to be a serious issue; the community must continue to fight it.
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ACCIDENTAL NEEDLESTICK EXPOSURES LINKED TO THE ADMINISTRATION OF LOCAL ANESTHESIA BY HEALTHCARE WORKERS
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2015 Oct 9:1-2. [Epub ahead of print]
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NEEDLESTICK SAFETY - NEEDLE INJURY PREVENTION VEI SAFETY BLOG
Needlestick Safety provides education about the safest medical devices, needle design flaws, and needle safety legislation in the U.S. and worldwide.
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WOMAN TELLS COURT SHE HAD TO DELAY STARTING A FAMILY AFTER NEEDLE STICK INJURY
A 36-year-old woman claimed in the Circuit Civil Court today she had to delay trying to start a family because of a needle stick injury following which doctors advised her not to have u
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ADDRESSING EBOLA WASTE DISPOSAL CHALLENGES FOR U.S. HOSPITALS
Last year, the U.S. witnessed its first case of the Ebola virus disease (EVD).
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HEPATITIS C COULD HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO A FIFTH DEATH
Hepatitis C virus infection could have contributed to the death of a fifth patient in the outbreak at the renal ward of Singapore General Hospital...
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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.
 
HE GAVE HER HIV. SHE FIGHTS HIS PRISON RELEASE
Man convicted under a state law later rewritten amid arguments that it was draconian.
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HANDLING MEDICAL WASTE IN AN ERA OF EMERGING PATHOGENS: ADVICE FROM EXPERT FACILITIES
It’s usually the small things that are overlooked, emphasizes John Lowe, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Environmental, Agricultural and Occupational Health at University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC).
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SAFETY NEEDLE TREND DOMINATES US SYRINGE AND NEEDLE MARKET
US syringe and needle market is expected to increase in value, driven by the use of all types of safety needles as the market transitions to safety devices
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DESIGNING SYRINGES FOR NEEDLE SAFETY: PARTNERSHIP IS A MUST
Administering an injection to a patient is a routine task for many healthcare workers. Each year, more than 16 billion injections are administered worldwide.1 Most of the time, this is a quick and safe process for both the healthcare professional and the patient. But if the patient moves, the clinician’s hand is bumped or the syringe slips, there is potential for an accidental needlestick, and possible infection of a serious disease.
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HEPATITIS C TEST FOR OFFICER ATTACKED BY DRUG ADDICT CARLEY SUDLOW IN ROCHESTER
A drug addict infected with deadly hepatitis tried to bite police officer after she stopper her robbing a woman.
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NURSE QUARANTINED OVER EBOLA FEARS SUES GOV. CHRIS CHRISTIE
The health care worker who sharply criticized being quarantined at a New Jersey hospital last year because she had contact with Ebola patients in West Africa said Thursday after filing a lawsuit against Gov.
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HAND HYGIENE PROGRAMS IN OUTPATIENT SETTINGS
Infection prevention and hand hygiene are not always top-of-mind in outpatient settings, which are generally considered to be “low risk.” However, this could not be further from the truth.
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SYRINGES AND NEEDLES MARKET: KEY DRIVERS – INCREASING PREVALENCE OF CHRONIC
 
Syringes and needles are sterile devices used to inject solutions into the body. Syringes and needles are also used to isolate various types of body fluids
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DISPUTE DEEPENS IN LAWSUIT OVER LARGE HEPATITIS C OUTBREAK
A federal lawsuit filed by two victims of the largest outbreak of hepatitis C in recent U.S. history has prompted a war of words and court filings involving a Minot nursing home and the city's lone hospital over who's to blame.
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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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