|Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter||March 18, 2016|
|Potentially dangerous needlestick injuries often go unreported|
|Needlestick injuries going unreported|
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.
Lack of snow reveals used needles around Regina
With so little snow on the ground this year, people have been reporting used needles in Regina as early as February.
Menasha police issue safety message after needles are found
As the snow continues to melt, police say it's not uncommon to find these needles.
Head and Neck: Incidence and reporting of sharps injuries amongst ENT surgeons
Incidence and reporting of sharps injuries amongst ENT surgeons.
|HIV drug may check skin cancer becoming drug-resistant, finds a study|
|Civil Society Condemns Shortage of HIV Test Kits Nationwide|
|HIV Drug Can Help Treat Drug-Resistant Skin Cancer|
|The ‘mystery’ behind Clinton’s HIV gaffe|
|I Was Diagnosed With HIV — Now What? Here Are the Recommended First Steps|
|5 things you should know about HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis|
Class action lawsuit filed against Swedish
Attorneys representing three former patients at Swedish Medical Center filed a federal lawsuit against the hospital and its owner alleging negligent hiring practices put thousands of patients at risk. Last month, the hospital told 2,900 patients to get tested for hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV after hospital staff caught at surgical technician trying to steal a powerful narcotic from an operating room.
More Than 2 Million People Co-infected with HIV and Hepatitis C
An estimated 2.3 million people living with HIV are co-infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) globally, a new study by the University of Bristol and the...
Someone diagnosed with HIV every 35 hours
Though HIV is no longer a death sentence, Dr. Huang says the public health concern is very real, statistics revealing most noticeably, among black men.
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.
|Casting a Wider Net for Cases of Hepatitis C, the 'Baby Boomer’s Virus'|
|Northwest Hospital warns that former employee may have exposed patients to hepatitis B & C and HIV in 2011-2012|
|Hepatitis C sufferer flicked blood in woman's face|
|Curious case of hepatitis C: Prevention scheme offers treatment, not awareness|
|Learning about hepatitis C virus|
Northern New Jersey Hospitals Collaborate to Defeat Healthcare-Acquired Infections
The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, N.J., and Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck, N.J., are collaborating to defeat Clostridium difficile.
Hospitals warn of possible exposure to hepatitis, HIV
The investigation started when someone allegedly saw a surgical tech slip a syringe filled with a powerful pain medication off a cart in a Colorado...
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.
|What you need to know about the Zika virus infection|
|Clues in race for Zika virus vaccine|
|West Nile virus deaths hit new high in 2015 in California|
|West Nile, not Zika, main mosquito threat in Grand Forks|
|Leukemia vs. West Nile: Battle over pesticide spraying ends with jail sentence|
|West Nile infections prompt tire collections|
|CDC issues prescribing guidelines aimed at drug abuse crisis|
|New drug drop box locations|
|Massachusetts mandates drug take-back program|
|Grant allows expansion of Brien Center's addiction treatment, prevention for youth|
|Intervening Early to Prevent Substance Use Disorders|
|A child's first eight years critical for substance abuse prevention|
|Trials of a New Vaccine for Ebola to Take Place at RUSAL's Medical Centre in Guinea|
|UT honoring doctor who survived Ebola|
|Ebola-quarantined nurse wants Christie lawsuit to continue|
|After Ebola and Zika, this new SARS-like virus is poised to infect humans: Study|
|UCSF study marks important step toward finding cure for Ebola|
|Sweet 'quantum dots' light the way for new HIV and Ebola treatment|
|Scientists create antibody cocktail that cures Ebola-infected monkeys|
|San Francisco company bungled Ebola response, investigation finds|
UT honoring doctor who survived Ebola
An American physician who risked his life to treat patients in West Africa during the Ebola crisis will be honored Saturday by the University of Toledo’s college of medicine and life sciences. Dr. Richard Sacra will be inducted into the Medical Mission Hall of Fame for more than two decades of mission work in Liberia, and for going back to help women deliver babies even after he contracted Ebola, and spent months recovering from the deadly disease in the United States.
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.
HHS SHIPS BLOOD PRODUCTS TO PUERTO RICO IN RESPONSE TO ZIKA OUTBREAK
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces that it is arranging and funding shipments of blood products from the continental United
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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