|Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter||December 18, 2015|
|How often do training residents experience needlestick and sharps injuries? 5 study findings|
Massive hepatitis C infection in Korea caused by reused syringes
A total of 71 South Koreans are confirmed to have been infected with hepatitis C caused by reused syringes at a clinic in Seoul as of Friday, health authorities said.
Parents angry after needle-sticking incident at Philadelphia elementary school
Action News found parental outrage Thursday at a Philadelphia elementary school, two days after a second grader brought hypodermic needles to school with her.
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.
|Hulk Hogan Got Tricked Into Mistaking A British Pop Star For An HIV Patient|
|Super survivors: What those with HIV who don’t get sick can teach us|
|In pursuit of HIV vaccine, scientists shed light on antibody origins|
|To Defeat HIV -- We Must Do More for Women and Girls|
|Prince Harry follows in Diana’s footsteps visiting London HIV hospital|
No mother-to-child HIV transmissions for first time in state
At least one thing isn’t being passed on from mother to child in New York State any more: HIV.
Why HIV Rates are Soaring in Russia | UN Dispatch
Russia is very close to its millionth registered HIV infection; 986,657 people have been registered as infected.
Why It Matters: Report on hepatitis C outbreak at Singapore General Hospital
The Straits Times senior health correspondent Salma Khalik discusses with digital news editor Ernest Luis how thorough the Independent Review Committee's probe report was for the Hepatitis C cluster at Singapore General Hospital, what actions will be taken next, and the wider national implications for the public and healthcare professionals.
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.
|NIH gives SLU $2.2 Million to continue work on Hepatitis B cure|
|Public Health Experiment Brings Hepatitis Cures to Egypt’s Poor|
|New Cure For Hepatitis C Found|
|Correctional health collaborative to focus on substance abuse, hepatitis C|
|McGreevey: Transferring the lessons of HIV/AIDS to treatment of Hepatitis C | Opinion|
|New cure for hepatitis C discovered by Utah researchers|
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.
|Concurrent outbreaks of St. Louis encephalitis and West Nile viruses reported in Arizona|
|Heal Officials: West Nile Virus remains active in the region|
|Public urged to take precautions against West Nile virus|
|West Nile Virus|
|West Nile Virus Fast Facts|
|Substance abuse task force green lights bills on fentanyl, drug education for quick passage|
|A drug epidemic that's plaguing the US workplace|
|America's painkiller epidemic grips the workplace|
|Shun hard drugs, Lagos commissioner tells youths|
|How to prevent underage drinking during the holiday season|
|California Expands Substance Abuse Treatment For Low-Income Residents|
|Drug prevention curriculum eyed for New Hampshire schools|
|Preparing for the zombie apocalpyse|
|Five medical stories that led the news in 2015|
|Preparing for the Next Ebola|
|Fresh Ebola Cases Damp Liberia Hopes of Eliminating Deadly Disease|
|They Helped Erase Ebola in Liberia. Now Liberia Is Erasing Them.|
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.
PENBLADE - A VIDEO
The PenBlade Safety Scalpel has a retractable blade that activates like a click pen and retracts with a simple press of a button. The "Pen-Style" activation...
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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