|Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter||January 22, 2016|
|What’s the holdup?|
|Investigate Limpopo medical-waste removal: DA|
|Tips for reducing needlestick pain in children|
Training Tijuana Cops To Avoid HIV Infections From Needle-Sticks
In the Tijuana neighborhood known as La Zona Norte, you don’t have to look very hard to find people using drugs. On the sidewalk of a busy street, a man uses a needle to inject himself in the neck. Around the corner, in the middle of a pile of garbage, another man shoots up. Used syringes are everywhere.
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.
|Opt-out HIV screening choice increases testing rates|
|Seizing the Opportunity to “End the Scourge of HIV/AIDS|
|As HIV patients live longer, updated guide helps patients navigate new territory|
|HIV cases in Russia pass the one million mark|
|Tinder now helps you locate the nearest STD, HIV testing clinic|
|Considering Gender When Exploring HIV-Trauma Therapy Interventions|
|At-Risk Teens Aren't Getting HIV Tests, CDC Says|
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.
|Recurrence of Hepatitis C after Treatment Studied|
|Treatment of HCV in Patients With Advanced Renal Disease|
|Improper disinfection procedures may have exposed 293 Baystate Noble patients to hepatitis, HIV|
|Age-related response to the hepatitis B vaccine linked to inflammation|
|Sub-license for Hepatitis C drug beneficial for patients: Cipla|
|Baby boomers and hepatitis C epidemic|
Curing Hepatitis C, in an Experiment
A new approach tested in Egypt could become theblueprint for providing cutting-edge medicines to the poor.
Sindh has 3m hepatitis carriers, CM told
KARACHI: A recent official survey shows that around three million hepatitis carriers are in the province who include...
Fewer Than 1 in 5 Nurses Comply With Guidelines for Standard Precautions
Only 17.4 percent of ambulatory care nurses reported compliance in all nine standard precautions for infection prevention, according to a study published in the January 2016 issue of the American Journal of Infection Control.
Problems with 80% of active nurses
Researchers from Northwell Health (formerly North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System) conducted a study of 116 ambulatory care nurses to measure self-reported compliance with standard precautions, knowledge of hepatitis C virus (HCV), and behavioral factors influencing compliance
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.
|Fast-spreading virus prompts CDC travel alert for region including Mexico and Puerto Rico|
|What is Zika virus disease and how is it treated|
|Zika virus may be linked to surge in rare syndrome in Brazil|
|How to keep away mosquitoes carrying Zika, dengue|
|Zika virus: its effects, how it is spread, and the possible threat to women|
|REGION: State, Riverside County hit epidemic West Nile levels|
|State Sen. Eric Lesser, Western Massachsetts law enforcement officials discuss efforts to address opioid abuse|
|Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment block grant still needed, despite Medicaid expansion|
|National drug institute helps local school districts|
|For 'Prescription Thugs' filmmaker, drug abuse hit close to home|
|Prescription drug abuse affects 80% of workplaces; big problem for employers, says survey|
|Drug and Alcohol Abuse: Debunking the Myths: Part I|
|With substance abuse, prevention education has to start at early age|
|NJ Teens invited to promote drug abuse prevention with original music|
|Inadequate Diagnosis and Treatment of Malaria Among Travelers Returning from Africa During the Ebola Epidemic — United States, 2014–2015|
|Charity Buys Experimental Ebola Vaccine From Merck|
|Ebola: 1 death recorded in Sierra Leone|
|WHO Declares Liberia Ebola-Free, Marks End Of Worst Outbreak Of Disease|
|Ebola Re-emerges In Sierra Leone|
|Antibodies from Ebola survivors may lead to better treatment|
|Shaken by Ebola setback, Sierra Leone probes health system's readiness|
|Sierra Leone has 2nd Ebola case after epidemic believed over|
|Ebola Vaccine Deal Will Allow Funder To Begin Stockpiling The Drug|
|WHO confirms second new Ebola case in Sierra Leone|
Study of Altruism During the Ebola Outbreak Suggests Good Intentions are in the Details
A study of risk communication as it relates to altruistic behavior has found that portraying an event as a distant risk, despite highlighting its
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 JC
For more information, contact Bemis Health Care
Products Group at
SAFETY HYPODERMIC NEEDLE PREVENTS NEEDLESTICK INJURY
A new range of intuitive hypodermic needles provide an integrated safety solution to help eliminate needlestick injuries. The VACUETTE CLIX Safety Hypodermic Needle is a versatile product that comes with a wide range of needle thicknesses and lengths, all easily distinguishable from each other thanks to their color-coded shields.
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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