|Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter||February 19, 2016|
|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.
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|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.
|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.
|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 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|
|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|
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 JC
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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