Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter February 19, 2016
Needlestick & Sharps Injuries
Chester university professor says post-traumatic stress disorder is an issue for us all
Needlestick safety for the whole dental team
Medical student needlestick injuries
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
Organ Transplants Between HIV-Positive Patients Begin At Johns Hopkins
Pope Francis Claims Contraceptive Use Is Acceptable To Prevent Zika Virus, Does Not Condone Condom Use Against HIV And AIDS
Johns Hopkins to perform first HIV-positive to HIV-positive organ transplant in US
A $2 Test Might Have Helped This Man With HIV Avoid Daily Spinal Taps
In San Diego, Hispanics Now Dominate HIV/TB Cases
St. Joseph County's top doc fears HIV spread amid drug epidemic
HIV and Lower Risk of Multiple Sclerosis: There is a Connection
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.
 
HEPATITIS
Possible Hepatitis A exposure at Sandy movie theater
HEALTH: California doles out hefty payments for Hepatitis C drugs
Oregon: Sandy Cinema linked to potential exposure to Hepatitis A
State braces for cost of ‘game-changer’ hepatitis C drug
Hepatitis C cases on the rise in Greater Cincinnati
Hepatitis C on the rise in Hocking County
Are States Obligated to Provide Expensive Hepatitis C Drugs?
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.
WEST NILE
Experts: Mosquitoes won't bring Zika to Michigan
West Nile virus gave Lake County head start in fight against Zika
Scared of Zika? It’s Time to Take Climate Change Seriously
Zika vaccine could take months, years to develop
Despite the warm weather across DFW, winter may not be over
West Nile, not Zika, is biggest mosquito-borne threat in Minnesota
West Nile virus tire collection scheduled
CSU professor leads West Nile virus research
DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION
Drug overdose problem worse in western NC
Website lets Kentucky drug addicts find treatment help
Substance abuse specialists meet with federal leadership
The sad realities of prescription drug abuse
ST. KITTS AND NEVIS NOW BETTER EQUIPPED TO DEAL WITH DRUG ABUSE AND PREVENTION
Substance abuse fight gets boost
EBOLA
A Canberra doctor's encounter with Ebola
Bigger than Ebola? Zika virus genome mapped amid new warning
New Ebola-Fighting Antibodies Discovered in the Blood of Outbreak Survivor
White House, House Republicans spar over Zika, Ebola funding
Ebola Crisis Might Hold Clues for Fighting Zika Virus
Experts: Zika may be bigger threat than Ebola
DHS ends extra Ebola screening of travelers
Ebola has been contained but we must prepare for the next pandemic
House Republicans urge Obama to use Ebola funds to fight Zika
IN THE NEWS
THESE SURGERY MISHAPS WILL MAKE YOU NEVER WANT TO GO UNDER THE KNIFE AGAIN
A testicle removed instead of a cyst, diabetic patients not being given insulin and scalpels being left inside patients' bodies are some of the shocking cases that more than 1,000 patients have suffered in hospitals, an investigation has found.  The "never events" - mistakes so serious they should never happen - include a woman having her fallopian tubes removed instead of her appendix and a patient having a biopsy taken from their liver instead of their pancreas.
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1,188 'NEVER EVENTS' OCCURRED IN NHS HOSPITALS INCLUDE HORRIFIC SURGERY MISTAKES
NHS blunders considered to be so serious they should never happen have affected 1,188 patients in under four years in the country. Horror stories include a woman having her fallopian tubes removed...
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NATIONAL HOSPITAL HANDWASHING CAMPAIGN EFFECTIVE BUT EXPENSIVE
Many hospital patients were protected from a dangerous bug and at least 96 years of life will be saved each year, says professor Nicholas Graves from QUT's
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A SHOT IN THE ARM FOR FLU VACCINE DISTRIBUTION
Each fall, doctors stress the importance of getting a flu shot; influenza is the most frequent cause of death from a vaccine-preventable disease in the
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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.

CDC FLU UPDATE LOCALIZED POCKETS OF HIGH ACTIVITY IN THE US
According to this week’s Fluview report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), flu activity increased slightly in the United States.
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HOSPITAL INFECTIONS LEAD TO GROWING REVENUES FOR CONTROL COMPANIES
Kalorama Information says the market for treating infections that develop in patients as a result of hospital or long-term care is worth about $14.5
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400 NEEDLES FOUND AT NOTORIOUS DRUG-USERS SPOT
FRESH crime and child safety fears have been raised after hundreds more needles were found at a notorious drugs den.
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SHARPSSENTINEL WALL CABINET SYSTEM
 

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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
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For more information, contact Bemis Health Care 

Products Group at  800-558-7651

 
 
SIX PATIENTS A WEEK SUFFERING BOTCHED OPERATIONS ON NHS
Six patients a week are falling victim to ‘never event’ errors in the UK. They include surgeons operating on the wrong body parts and leaving scalpel blades inside their patients.
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WHO ANNOUNCES GLOBAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLAN FOR ZIKA OUTBREAK
The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched a global Strategic Response Framework and Joint Operations Plan to guide the international response to the
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HOSPITAL INFECTIONS LEAD TO GROWING REVENUES FOR CONTROL COMPANIES
Kalorama Information says the market for treating infections that develop in patients as a result of hospital or long-term care is worth about ...
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QLICKSMART SNAPIT

QLICKSMART SnapIT
Qlicksmart SnapIT is a simply safer way to open glass ampoules, avoiding the unacceptable painful injuries which could be quite serious at times. This easy-to-use multi-use ampoule opener reduces the risk of sustaining a sharps injury by keeping hands out of harm’s way.


 

SnapIT is simple, safe and cost effective as it is reusable and comes in different sizes compatible with different ranges of ampoule sizes.

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OUR CORPORATE MEMBERS
Please click on any ISIPS member below to view their sharps safety products!
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.

 
System Benefits
·        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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