|Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter||January 29, 2016|
|Luer-Jack featured on Front Page of the Major Norwegian Business Newspaper "Dagens Næringsliv"|
|'Absolutely ridiculous': young mum finds used syringe in family's mailbox|
|Investigate Limpopo medical-waste removal: DA|
|Prevention of Needlestick Injuries Can Save U.S. Healthcare System More Than $1 Billion Annually|
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.
|Supposed Doctor Who Injected Himself With Charlie Sheen's HIV-Positive Blood: "I've Cured Countries!"|
|Resistance to one of the most effective anti-HIV drugs on the market is alarmingly widespread|
|HIV cure update: Virus becoming more resistant; pressure for new drug studies is on|
|HIV Cure Becomes More Elusive as Disease Rejects Key Drug|
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.
|Infected blood patients demand more compensation|
|Hepatitis C Reported at 19 Dialysis Clinics: CDC|
|8.8 million patients infected with hepatitis C in Egypt: conference|
|Increases in Acute Hepatitis B Virus Infections — Kentucky, Tennessee, and West Virginia, 2006–2013|
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.
|Could We Have a Zika Vaccine Soon?|
|Vaccine for Zika virus may be years away, say US health experts|
|Mosquitoes, West Nile virus do pose serious threat|
|County to continue its West Nile program|
|Huntington woman continues struggle with West Nile Virus|
|Immune response differences might determine severity of West Nile Virus disease|
|REGION: State, Riverside County hit epidemic West Nile levels|
|Private Sector Contributes to Drug Abuse Prevention in the Federation|
|Washington County Youth Coalition headed to CADCA's National Leadership Forum|
|Federal grant aims to help prevent HIV/AIDS, substance abuse in Laredo|
|Drug Free Manatee Presents: Palmetto's Got Talent|
|Substance abuse prevention grants available in Carson City area|
|Griswold, Putnam drug prevention groups headed to D.C.|
|Red Ribbon Rivalry this month, buy ribbon for substance abuse prevention|
|Drug abuse bill raises hopes for election-year achievement|
|2,700+ Substance Abuse Prevention Specialists Convene At CADCA's National Leadership Forum|
|Mayor Walsh chairs task force to address substance abuse|
|Charity Buys Experimental Ebola Vaccine From Merck|
|Ebola: 1 death recorded 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|
Proper Medical Sharps Disposal Leads to Community Safety
Nice video to teach the public about proper medical sharps disposal
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 issue of the American Journal of Infection Control, the official publication of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). 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.
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
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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