|Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter||January 8, 2016|
|51 injuries caused in or by ambulances|
|Corporate Flu Clinics Offering PharmaJet® Needle-Free Flu Shots|
|Southport family faces anxious wait to clear daughter of diseases|
Cal/OSHA Cites Hospital for Exposing Employees to Serious Injuries, Including Sharps
Cal/OSHA has cited Dignity Health, operator of Northridge Hospital Medical Center, for safety and health violations that exposed the hospital’s 1,700 employees to hazards. These include failure to record information in 18 cases where hospital workers were stuck with needles, and failure to provide closeable containers in emergency rooms that would keep biohazard waste from spilling out.
Cues, Scents Can Help Boost Hand Hygiene Compliance
A picture of a man’s intense staring eyes and a clean citrusy smell have been found to substantially improve handwashing and so cut the risk of hospital infections, according to a new study. According to the latest research effective hand hygiene is the single most important procedure in preventing hospital acquired infections, which can lead to disease and even death for vulnerable patients and increase costs for the healthcare system. Yet the number of staff washing hands is often startlingly low in clinical environments.
Member of the public injured by needle as he tried to save man who died in Dorking KFC
A MEMBER of the public performed CPR on the man who died in Dorking's KFC on Monday, but he was injured by a needle as he did so. Surrey Police officers, along with firefighters and paramedics, were called to the High Street eatery at around 9.50pm following reports of a concern for safety.
Nottinghamshire's medics suffer 1,000 physical and verbal attacks over four years
Doctors, paramedics and other medical workers were subjected to more than 1,000 cases of physical and verbal abuse over the past four years. Staff at Nottingham's hospitals and those working for the region's ambulances suffered bites, bruises and fractures – and some were even throttled – as they tried to treat patients. Others were diagnosed with stress because of the trauma.
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.
|HIV deaths feared as Manila cuts funding on contraception|
|Carey to study HIV stress, barriers|
|No more excuses. We have the tools to end the HIV/AIDS pandemic.|
|Charlie Sheen predicted HIV diagnosis in dream|
|HIV campaign targets trans New Yorkers|
|It Took 20 Years For The Government To Pay For An Obvious Way To Prevent HIV|
|Disparity lies at intersection of HIV, Hodgkin lymphoma|
HIV positive homeless man sent to prison after SPITTING into mouth of charity worker
An HIV positive homeless man who spat into the mouth of a charity worker who was helping rough sleepers in the city centre has been jailed.
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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|Hepatitis C: The silent infection among us|
|More hepatitis C cases identified after McKay-Dee, Davis hospital exposures|
|Hepatitis B fight: Parliament pushes for increased funding|
|J&J signs deal with Chinese company for hepatitis B drug|
|Hepatitis C Linked to Increased Risk of Parkinson’s|
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.
|Learn how to protect yourself from mosquito-borne illnesses|
|Oregon Zoo staff infected by TB after exposure to elephants|
|West Nile not just a disease of low-lying and coastal areas of Texas|
|West Nile Virus Gets Boost from US Drought|
|West Nile cases surging in state, Bay Area|
|West Nile returns to NJ, along with concern about new mosquito-borne illness|
|West Nile virus is making a comeback|
|Thanks to Climate Change, West Nile Virus Could Be Your New Neighbor|
|West Nile outbreak largest ever in U.S.|
|West Nile Virus: The Stranger That Came To Stay|
|Athletes, Painkillers And Drug Abuse: Brick Program For Parents Addresses Issues|
|Tim Kaine invites drug addiction prevention advocate to State of the Union|
|In Key Senate Races, Drug Use Tops Voters' Concerns|
|Education aimed at substance abuse prevention, awareness|
|World Health Organization declares the nation of Guinea free of Ebola transmissions|
|No Results Yet In San Diego Ebola Drug Trial|
|Ebola survivors recount journey to parenthood|
|Can we treat Ebola with plasma? The results are in|
|Ebola medical team develops guidelines for treating infected children|
|California ends Ebola monitoring of travelers returning from West Africa|
|Ebola Blood Treatment Doesn't Help, Study Finds|
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.
SHARPSSENTINEL WALL CABINET SYSTEM
The SharpSentinel™ Wall Cabinet System secure sharps containers in a sturdy locked enclosure. SharpSentinel™ wall cabinets are perfect for use in patient rooms, exam rooms, physician and dentist offices, and any other areas where staff supervision is limited. Designed to protect staff from accidental needlesticks, this new system complies with all OSHA, NIOSH, CDC, and JCAHO requirements.
For more information, contact Bemis Health Care Products Group at
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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