|Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter||November 13, 2015|
|Tattoos gain popularity in Lode and nation|
|Prevention of Needlestick Injuries Can Save U.S. Healthcare System More Than $1 Billion Annually|
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.
Some Communities Seeing Growing Issue Of Dirty Needles Littering Public Places
W.Va. – The state’s drug problem continues to trickle down and indirectly affect everyone. Old, used heroin needles are now finding their way onto the streets and could pose as a health hazard.People are spotting needles in plain...
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.
|Jenny McCarthy: It’s A ‘Big Deal’ Charlie Sheen Didn’t Tell Me Of HIV|
|Charlie Sheen blasted by co-star for not revealing 'icky' HIV battle on TV set|
|We know the city where HIV first infected a human|
|Jenny McCarthy Is Furious At Charlie Sheen For Not Being ‘Upfront’ About His HIV Status|
|What Charlie Sheen Faces in Legal Threats From HIV Disclosure|
|Charlie Sheen’s HIV Status Was Revealed In 2014 In Sony Hack Email|
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.
|NEW HEPATITIS C SERVICE A FIRST FOR THE ISLAND|
|Mcdonald's Operator Sued After Customers Worry Of Contacting Hepatitis|
|Hepatitis C cases are on the rise in Southwest Virginia|
|Price looms as major hurdle in hepatitis C eradication|
|Can drug course cure hepatitis C virus?|
|New Treatments Not Enough to Eliminate Hepatitis C|
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.
Hepatitis C is a global disease. While not every nation in the world has had adequate means to survey its population for incidence of the virus, enough statistics have been compiled to demonstrate the enormous threat posed by hepatitis C. Hepatitis C, in combination with hepatitis B, now accounts for 75% of all cases of liver disease around the world.
|West Nile virus claims second life in county in a month|
|West Nile Virus Activity Detected Across L.A. County, Including Santa Clarita Valley|
|West Nile virus deaths in Los Angeles, San Bernardino counties bring total to 34|
|WEST NILE: State, county break records for deaths|
|West Nile Has Killed Record Number of Californians|
|What ever happened to West Nile|
|The Most Effective Prevention for Teen Substance Use Not Widely Deployed: Report|
|The sad realities of prescription drug abuse|
|Former NBA player rebounds, speaks of his addiction recovery|
|Drug prevention efforts start early, educators say|
|San Ramon Valley Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Coalition|
|Alcohol and drug abuse prevention group aims to curb "fourth-year fifth"|
|New partnership combats prescription drug abuse|
|Bedford summit addresses substance abuse|
|Substance Abuse Prevention Is About Education Not Fear|
In our opinion: Prescription drug abuse has extreme health and safety consequences for Utah families
The abuse and misuse of prescription pain medication is a problem that has attracted a lot of public attention in recent years, leading to a greater level of awareness, detection and treatment. That’s the good news. The bad news is that rates of abuse leading to fatal overdoses continue to rise and have reached a point where the problem can or will impact nearly every family in Utah.
|University at heart of Ebola battle badly hit by deaths|
|Ebola vaccine is safe, stimulates strong immune response, study shows|
|Liberians Plant Trees to Remember Ebola Victims|
|Last Known Ebola Patient Cured In Guinea|
|Ebola Outbreak Monthly Update (November 2015)|
|New Ebola vaccine safe, stimulates strong immune response|
|UN Ebola Chief Says Priority Now Is Helping 15,000 Survivors|
U.K. Nurse Who Had Ebola Relapse Now Free of Virus
A Scottish nurse who was hospitalized last month after she suffered a relapse of Ebola is now free of the deadly virus and was transferred from the Royal Free Hospital in London to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow.
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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