|Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter||December 11, 2015|
|How often do training residents experience needlestick and sharps injuries? 5 study findings|
|Needlestick injuries most common in first six months of residency|
Are Clinical Trials Resulting in 28-Hour Shifts for Medical Residents Putting Patients and Doctors at Risk?
Are new trials that double the length of shifts worked by medical residents intentionally placing patient’s lives as risk?Public Citizen and the American Medical Student Association are calling on federal regulators to investigate and immediately stop research trials that will result in shifts as long as 28 hours for medical residents and that could put patients at higher risk of death.
Viewpoint: A Needle Stick and a Life Lesson
We spend countless hours planning and prepping for procedures for our patients, and we may not want to believe in the foreboding list of problems that accompany the decision to consent for treatment. That may even include dangers to the practitioner, including the dreaded risk of exposure. We weigh the pros and the cons of the procedure with the patient and go all in, hoping the procedure will go exactly as planned. But what happens if it doesn't? What happens when we do it wrong, rushed, or carelessly? More importantly, what if we do it right and something still complicates matters? The answer to these questions can only come with experience, a calm mental state, proper training, and a religious best-practice approach every time.
Are retail healthcare clinics held to the same liability standards as a doctor's office?
Welcome to Healthcare Matters, an internet television program that explores the intersection of medicine and the law with an emphasis on medical malpractice insurance and risk management. Host Michael Matray, editor of Medical Liability Monitor, interviews guests from the healthcare and legal communities on issues such as tort reform, significant malpractice judgments and emerging legal trends in medical professional liability.
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.
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|World Health Organization promotes expansion of antiretroviral therapy treatments to HIV patients|
|Government restores funding for HIV-AIDS program|
|TB sidetracked in the fight against HIV epidemic in Malawi|
|Combating HIV/AIDS in Africa – The Hypocrisy Approach|
|Elton John AIDS Foundation Calls For More Education and Awareness on HIV|
|AIDS: Getting to zero new HIV infections|
|Zimbabwe children still at great risk of HIV/AIDS, new data shows|
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Russia is very close to its millionth registered HIV infection; 986,657 people have been registered as infected.
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.
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|Baruch S. Blumberg Institute honors six scientists, including two from Bucks County, for life-saving research|
|Hepatitis C outbreak: Was complacency the root cause?|
|Hepatitis C: Before the next outbreak threatens|
|Hepatitis C: Enact positive change for the long term|
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.
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|West Nile Virus: The Stranger That Came To Stay|
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|Rx Drug Abuse at Work|
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|Partnership 'Connects The Dots' on Serious Drug Concerns|
|Primary Drug Abuse Prevention - An Unappreciated Necessity|
|Woman lauded for commitment to substance abuse prevention|
|Drug Abuse Prevention|
|Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition Reaches Out to Small Communities|
|Liberia: Post Ebola County Meets On in Five Cities|
|Liberia: Ebola Spread Through Single Source|
|Sierra Leone: Head of UK’s anti-Ebola team bids farewell|
|Scientists have performed the first full-scale genome analysis of the Ebola virus|
|We’ve learnt many lessons from this outbreak and from the response – Dr. David Nabarro, Special Envoy on Ebola|
|Helping erase Ebola in Liberia|
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.
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.
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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