|Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter||March 4, 2016|
|12 hour shifts linked to more nurse errors|
|Syringe found outside preschool|
Safer sharps to prevent needlestick injury are a necessity
Nurses must assert their right to use safer sharps, according to the co-author of research showing many trusts are still failing to comply with regulations.
Volunteers helping to pick up used needles in parks, neighborhoods
TACOMA -- It's a dirty reality in many neighborhoods -- used needles on sidewalks and in parks. Some parts of Seattle are so bad that some residents in north Seattle are attending classes to learn how to safely dispose of syringes.
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.
|Zero New HIV/AIDS Cases Must Be San Diego’s Health Goal|
|Ending HIV: A Missing Piece in the Health-Care Debate|
|WHO, Phnom Penh: No Regional HIV Outbreak|
|Study: Women need more Truvada than men to prevent HIV infection|
|New Study Shows HIV Structure in Unprecedented Detail|
|Microsoft Research scientist David Heckerman on how we could attack HIV like spam|
Hospital warns patients of possible HIV, hepatitis exposure
Officials at a southern New Jersey hospital have notified 213 patients they may have been exposed to HIV or hepatitis B or C because of drug tampering.
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.
Central Catheter Maintenance Bundle Has an Immediate Impact on Preventing Common HAI
A central catheter maintenance bundle developed to prevent a common healthcare-associated infection had an immediate effect of decreasing rates of central
|Winter Park businessman donates kidney to man he barely knows|
|Hopewell health officials investigating hepatitis A case|
|Perils of hepatitis|
|'Black death' offers clues to battling HIV and hepatitis C centuries later|
|We need more public awareness about hepatitis|
|Insurers Probed on Hepatitis C Drug Coverage|
More than 200 patients at NJ hospital possibly exposed to HIV, hepatitis
More than 200 people treated at a New Jersey medical center may have been exposed to HIV or hepatitis B or C because of a former employee accused of tampering with drugs, the hospital said on Thursday.
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.
|Studies show 'grave outcomes' for pregnant women infected with Zika|
|Waterloo entrepreneur believes mosquito trap will reduce spread of disease|
|Fight Against Zika Virus More Focused Than West Nile|
|West Nile infections prompt tire collections|
|How to battle mosquitos, West Nile and the Zika Virus|
|West Nile a greater threat to our region than Zika|
|West Nile: they're lying to you again|
|West Nile Virus: The Stranger That Came To Stay|
|Substance use and abuse added to emergency room screening|
|Drug and Alcohol Awareness and Prevention hosts speaker to talk substance abuse with Mount Gilead Middle School students|
|Drug abuse prevention measure targeting Medicare advances in U.S. Senate|
|Bill to create substance abuse prevention program for middle and high schoolers|
|Substance abuse prevention coalition plans Naloxone training|
|Melrose Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition participates in national leadership forum|
|Greatest scandal on Earth? 'Poverty, hunger, death of children,' says Ebola warrior priest|
|Cluster of Ebola Virus Disease Linked to a Single Funeral — Moyamba District, Sierra Leone, 2014|
|A New African Super Girl Confronts Ebola|
|Why Ebola survivors struggle with new symptoms|
|You’re unlikely to catch Ebola from a survivor – unless you have sex with them|
|Don't Use Ebola Funds to Fight Zika|
|'Ebola Warrior': Rock musician turned orthodox priest discusses mission at USU|
|'Low' risk of getting Ebola from survivor: study|
|What Ebola crisis can teach us about 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
ZAPPLIGHT LED INSECT KILLER LIGHT BULB WITH A ELECTRIC BUG ZAPPER BUILT IN INSECT TRAP
I recently found a light bulb that also has a built-in Bug Zapper. I don't have an agreement with the manufacturerer and receive nothing to send you to their link - but I believe that this is a wonderful product. I will be buying several to go into my protected outdoor light sockets.
just saying.... you might want to consider it.
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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