|Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter||December 4, 2015|
|RedHawk to Acquire Needle Disintegrator(TM)|
|Education about effect of drugs and alcohol key to avoiding HIV infection|
|Tri-towns receive grant for medical waste disposal|
|1st Automatic for Safer and Faster Arterial Blood Gas Testing from Radiometer|
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.
|Improving HIV patients’ lives while they are on ART|
|Scotland’s schools need to start talking about HIV|
|Helping women in the fight against HIV|
|Unlicensed Doctor Infected More Than 100 Cambodian Villagers With HIV|
|HIV/AIDS activists have a message for younger generation|
|Little known about children living with HIV-infected adults in Africa|
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.
|Specialty Drugs Can Prove Expensive Even With Medicare Coverage|
|Free Hepatitis C testing being offered|
|VA Doctor Invented Hepatitis C Cure, Sold It For $400 Million Profit|
|Blame the System, not Gilead|
|The norms in hepatitis C outbreaks|
|New treatment could cut hepatitis prevalence by 80%, reveals study|
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.
|Climate change spurs disease fears|
|Public Health, Precinct 3 collaborate data to prevent West Nile cases|
|West Nile Virus Fast Facts|
|Rising temperatures mean insects can carry viruses such as West Nile to wider areas|
|West Nile and EEE weren’t a problem in N.H. this year, but they haven’t gone away|
|Research: Chikungunya more problematic than West Nile virus|
|West Nile in WMass|
|West Nile Virus: The Stranger That Came To Stay|
|The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse Releases Comprehensive Guide Aimed at Improving Addiction Prevention and Treatment|
|Global Substance Abuse Treatment Market Is Segmented Into Alcohol, Drug Abuse Therapeutics, and Nicotine Dependence Therapeutics|
|Idaho, advocates fight against opioid addiction|
|Talk to youth about drugs ‘early and often’|
|Peru Joins 38 Countries Worldwide Using U.S. Drug Abuse Prevention Program|
|Tewksbury Substance Use Prevention and Education Week Contest Winners|
|Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition Reaches Out to Small Communities|
|Substance abuse in adolescents: Detection, treatment, prevention|
|Wife of another Ebola survivor delivered of a baby|
|Ebola cases flare up in Liberia|
|New funding for Ebola hides an ongoing decline|
|Ebola cases reappear in Liberia, Guinea|
|Tulane Ebola researcher is named Foreign Policy Global Thinker|
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.
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 BladeCASSETTE provides a simply safer way to remove and contain used scalpel blades in sterile operating environments. This single-handed scalpel blade remover is a passive (automatic) safety device, and therefore safer and more effective than active (manual) safety devices.
Qlicksmart BladeCASSETTE prevents the dangerous injuries commonly caused by removing blades with fingers, forceps or re-sheathing technique and dramatically reduces the risk of scalpel blade injuries in operating theatres. BladeCASSETTE complies with safety guidelines such as OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard.
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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