Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter February 26, 2016
Needlestick & Sharps Injuries
Sharps Terminator, LLC Announces FDA Approval of Sharps Terminator® Needle Disposal Device
Needlestick safety for the whole dental team
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
The Scariest Millennial HIV Number Isn’t How Many People Have It
Dating Sites, Hookup Apps Spreading HIV, Research Claims
Research claim dating sites may be spreading HIV
First Man to Become HIV-Positive While on PrEP Is Rare Exception
National week of prayer focused on ending HIV
HIV in Rhode Island: Newly diagnosed men often 'hooked up' online
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
Hospital warns patients of possible HIV, hepatitis exposure
Patient infected with hepatitis C at Fiona Stanley Hospital, cause still unknown despite investigation
North Country American Legion offering free hepatitis C testing for veterans
Hepatitis-E Outbreak in South Kashmir, People Block Highway
HIV, hepatitis scare at hospital: What we know, don't know
More than 200 patients at NJ hospital possibly exposed to HIV, hepatitis
'I Was Hysterical': Patients React to Possible Exposure to HIV, Hepatitis Due to Tampering at NJ Hospital
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
Health Officials Report First Zika Virus Infection in Montana
Mosquito-Borne Diseases: Other Widespread Infections
Letter: West Nile virus similar to Zika virus
West Nile, not Zika, is biggest mosquito-borne threat in Minnesota
West Nile: they're lying to you again
West Nile outbreak largest ever in U.S.
West Nile Virus: The Stranger That Came To Stay
DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION
Partnership Carson City offering substance abuse prevention funding
Substance abuse prevention coalition plans Naloxone training
Substance abuse specialists meet with federal leadership
Awareness held on drug abuse prevention
ST. KITTS AND NEVIS NOW BETTER EQUIPPED TO DEAL WITH DRUG ABUSE AND PREVENTION
EBOLA
Antibodies from 1995 Survivor Effective in Treating Ebola
Ebola Drug Shows Promise
The Ebola outbreak is over, but the hunt for a vaccine continues
Ebola May Leave Survivors with Lasting Problems in Brain, Nerves
Ebola Survivor's Blood Holds Promise of New Treatment
Most Ebola survivors suffer from long-term brain problems and in rare cases are left suicidal months after being infected, study finds
Ebola Survivors Suffer Long-Term Consequences: Studies
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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SMART SYRINGES MARKET COULD REACH $7.6B BY 2020
Global sales of smart syringes is projected to grow at a CAGR of 9.6% during 2015 to 2020, according to a recent Allied Market Research report. In addition, it said the active safety syringes segment accounted for two-thirds of the market revenue in 2015, and would remain dominant throughout the analysis period.
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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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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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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

 
 
TACKLING ZIKA USING BACTERIA AS A TROJAN HORSE
Bacteria in the gut of disease-bearing insects - including the mosquito which carries the Zika virus - can be used as a Trojan horse to help control the insects' population, new research at Swansea University has shown. The results showed declines in fertility of up to 100 percent and an increase of 60 percent in the mortality rate of larvae, among the insects studied.
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REDUCING EYE INCIDENTS: HOW PROMISE HOSPITAL IMPLEMENTED A PIP PROGRAM
Eye splash incidents are quite common in hospitals and other medical settings, exposing workers to the risk of serious infections.  Hepatitis B and C as well as HIV can be spread in this manner along with C-Difficile, MRSA and other pathogens. When splashes occur, the affected employee must stop what they’re doing, receive any necessary treatment and testing, and document what occurred.  Patients may also be subjected to further testing. 
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COMBATING ZIKA VIRUS REQUIRES FOCUS ON VACCINES, THERAPIES, MOSQUITOES, MU EXPERTS SAY
As many as 4 million people could be infected with the Zika virus by the end of the year, according to the World Health Organization. The Zika virus is
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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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WHAT IS THE PROPER ANGLE-OF-INSERTION FOR VENIPUNCTURES?
Why the angle in which a phlebotomy needle is important to the patient's safety and the success of the procedure.
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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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