|Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter||October 30, 2015|
|Preventing needlestick injuries|
|Needlestick Injuries in Agriculture Workers and Prevention Programs.|
Rising Prevalence of Needlestick Injuries Drive Demand for Acute Care ...
The report states that the major driving forces behind the flourishing market for acute care needleless connectors are the rising global prevalence of needlestick injuries, rising global geriatric population, and the rise in incidences of chronic pain, diabetes, and cancer.
Needlestick injuries within the waste and recycle and hospitals
Drive to eliminate needlestick injuries
Speakers at the safety summit hosted by the Biomedical devices company BD at the Sandton Convention Centre called on needle- stick ...
Grateful for the gift of life
Somrat was infected with hepatitis through an accidental needlestick when he was a medical student . Regular checks followed but as he grew older and his strength slowly faded, the disease took a grip and he knew his only chance lay in a transplant.
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.
|Russia to Double Spending on HIV Care Next Year|
|Free HIV testing for Cork|
|Thirty Years Of HIV Epidemic In India: From Despair To Hope|
|HIV and AIDS Cure, News, and Updates: A Vaccine Being Developed Showing Some Promising Signs of Succeeding|
|San Francisco To Spend Another $1.2M To Combat HIV|
|Post-Exposure Prophylaxis can prevent HIV infection if administered within 8 hours: Dr Gilada|
|Uhuru says Kenya has scaled up HIV/Aids fight|
|SF receives $500K grant for ‘getting to zero’ HIV infections effort|
|Tuberculosis Surpasses HIV/AIDS As Leading Cause Of Global Death: WHO|
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.
|High Court increases compensation to Hepatitis C victim by €70,000|
|New drugs bring new hope to hepatitis C patients|
|Health care workers at heightened risk of hepatitis C|
|Hep C and long-term costs: Why safety is suddenly part of the value equation|
|Why doctors say all baby boomers should be tested for hepatitis C|
|Hepatitis C: Testing could save your life|
|Hepatitis C cluster at SGH: Screening period to be extended|
Why doctors say all baby boomers should be tested for hepatitis C
bout 2.7 million Americans have hep C (or “hep C virus” or “HCV”), according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. So high is the rate among baby boomers that doctors urge that everyone born between 1945 and 1965 be tested.
Not yet conclusive that multi-dosing is cause of Hepatitis C cluster
An infectious diseases expert says the practice of multi-dosing is less common now in Singapore. One reason for this is that drugmakers are producing smaller quantities to meet the different needs of hospitals and clinics.he Hepatitis C outbreak in a Singapore hospital has cast the spotlight on a practice known as multi-dosing, where nurses or doctors inject patients by attaching new needles and syringes to a shared vial of fluid. The Singapore General Hospital - the site of the cluster - said the virus could have spread that way, and it has since stopped the practice.
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 on The Rise, Encinitas|
|Chelmsford man faces uphill battle after West Nile virus complications|
|West Nile virus confirmed in Victoria, surrounding areas|
|Suffolk County Reports Fifth Human Case of West Nile Virus|
|El Nino Could Increase Number of West Nile Cases: Health Official|
|El Nino could increase number of West Nile virus cases|
|30 Test Positive for West Nile Virus, Including 5 Deaths|
|RIVERSIDE COUNTY: West Nile cases may approach record|
|As Heroin Use by Whites Soars, Parents Urge Gentler Drug War|
|Federal, state government roll out heroin response|
|Drug Abuse in the Military: Illicit and Prescription Drugs|
|Substance abuse forum at Morris Museum in Morris Township|
|Students embrace substance abuse prevention program|
|Red Ribbon Week and Drug Abuse Prevention Month - choose to live drug-free|
|IOM launches second phase of Ebola Free Ghana|
|Nigeria: Remembering Adadevoh and the Ebola Victory|
|One year after Ebola crisis: impact of the disease is far from over|
|Study: Funerals Were Prime Places for Ebola Spread|
|Beyond Ebola and Polio|
|Approaching Zero: How West Africa is Crushing the Ebola Epidemic|
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.
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.
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.
A re-useable device for the quick, simple and safe retrieval of sharps that have been inadvertently dropped onto the operating theatre floor.
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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