Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter April 1, 2016
Needlestick & Sharps Injuries
Economic burden of needlestick and sharps injuries: 6 things to know
Needlestick injuries: Education is key
Webinar: Prevent needlestick injuries
Majority of Dermatology Residents Have Experienced a Sharps Injury
Suture needle handling in the operating theatre; what is the safest method? A survey of surgical nursing opinion
Suture needle handling methods vary extensively between units.
HIV
First ‘HIV-to-HIV liver transplant’ performed by US doctors
Exposed! How ‘Sociopath’ Charlie Sheen Hid His HIV Status From Lovers For So Long
Washington state sees success in HIV initiative
Pia hailed for raising HIV awareness
Johns Hopkins Performs First Successful HIV-Positive Organ Transplant: 'This Opens the Door for So Many More'
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
Hepatitis C deaths rising in US
Health Department: No New Hepatitis C Investigation
Hepatitis C in baby boomers unrelated to risky behaviour, researchers say
North American Hepatitis C Epidemic Peaked Around 1950, 15 Years Earlier Than Previous Estimates
Group wants more thorough probe of Minot hepatitis outbreak
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
Scientists reveal Zika virus structure
Virus evolution changes depending on species of mosquito carrier
Purdue Researchers Make Zika Virus Breakthrough
Controversy in Orange County over aerial spraying plan to fight West Nile virus
County by county, the West braces for rise in mosquito-borne diseases
West Nile Virus Still A Concern In San Diego
Lubbock Vector Control Sets Up Mosquito Traps to Protect Against Zika, West Nile
Zika virus less a concern than West Nile, Woodland council learns
DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month
Opioid Abuse Prevalence is Alarming Lawmakers and Health Care Providers
Advocacy Groups, Lawmakers Redouble Efforts to Make Drug Abuse Key Campaign 2016 Issue
HCC panel talks teen substance abuse
Navy Participates in Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Summit
White House Will Donate $116m For Non Violent Prevention Of Drug Abuse
Attorney General to meet with Weld County Prevention Partners on substance abuse
Prevent Child Abuse conference to address link between substance, child abuse
EBOLA
New Ebola death in Liberia
Liberia records new Ebola death, months after end of its outbreak
Hundreds in Guinea get Ebola vaccine in fight against flare-up
WHO coordinating vaccination of contacts to contain Ebola flare-up in Guinea
Deadly Ebola virus re-emerges in Guinea
Guinea government announces two new cases of Ebola
Dakota Life: On the front lines of the Ebola outbreak
WHO: Ebola epidemic in West Africa officially over
Ebola and Zika epidemics are driven by pathologies of society, not just a virus
WHO Declares Ebola is No Longer a Public Health Emergency of International Concern
 WHO Declares Ebola is No Longer a Public Health Emergency of International Concern | Needlestick | Scoop.it
From www.infectioncontroltoday.com - March 30, 9:37 PM
The ninth meeting of the Emergency Committee convened by World Health Organization (WHO) director-general Margaret Chan, MD, under the International Health
IN THE NEWS
WOULD YOU HELP US UPDATE OUR SAFETY PRODUCT LIST?
The International Safety Center, directed by Dr. Amber H. Mitchell and ISIPS, directed by Ron Stoker, have teamed together to update the definitive safety product list for healthcare workers. 
 
Please help us add to our list. Just go to the list of categories
- let us know of any products that are NOT currently included on the list.
 
If you submit information about any safety product that is NOT on the list - we will put your name in the hat. On July 1st we will update the safety product list and a tablet computer will be sent to one lucky clinician that makes us aware of safety products that are NOT on our list!
 
Thanks for your assistance!
 
Click here to submit a product that is NOT on our list >
ARE EYESPLASH INCIDENTS UNDERREPORTED?
Eye splash incidents are very common, the exact number of eye splashes can be hard to quantify, however, because they’re underreported.
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CDC - EYE SAFETY: EYE SAFETY FOR EMERGENCY RESPONSE AND DISASTER RECOVERY - NIOSH WORKPLACE SAFETY AND HEALTH TOPIC
After the structural collapse of a large building, emergency responders and support personnel are often exposed to hazardous agents and conditions. These workers are at high risk of injury and illness at such a site.
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LASER DENTISTRY FOR ADULTS - WAYZATA DENTAL
Laser dentistry is now available in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro! using laser denstiry to treat patients withou a drill of Novocaine. 
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NEW OPTIONS IN VACCINATION ARE A SKIN-DEEP STEP AWAY
New options in vaccination are a skin-deep step away Is an "ouchless" skin vaccine even possible? Meet the scientist who's leading skin vaccination development at PATH to find out.
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OC DENTAL CENTER - NEW WAY TO ADMINISTER ANESTHETIC IN THE MOUTH
If you're scared of the dentist's needles you're not alone - but new research means you might not have to put off that...
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TIDI PRODUCTS TO SHOWCASE STERILE-Z™ INFECTION-PREVENTION PRODUCTS AT AORN 2016
In-Booth Presentations to Demonstrate Perioperative Environment Safety Advantages
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DISCARDED NEEDLES IN PLAY PARK RAISE FEARS FOR CHILDREN'S SAFETY
DISCARDED needles found in a play park have raised fears for the safety of young children.
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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.

SHOULD DOCTORS-IN-TRAINING WORK FEWER HOURS?
Hospital care is a 24-hour-a-day enterprise, but the question of which doctor should be there — and how long he or she should already have been there — is among the most controversial and unsettled in medicine.
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WORKPLACE SAFETY STATS MATTER FOR HOME HEALTHCARE WORKERS
Workplace safety stats support that home healthcare workers face dangers on the job many other workers do not have to worry about.
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HOW TO SAFELY CLEAN-UP A BLOOD OR BODILY FLUID SPILL
In accordance with the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen standard (29 CFR 1910.1030), here is a training video covering how to clean-up a blood or bodily fluid..
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HOSPITAL ETOOL: HEALTHCARE WIDE HAZARDS - NEEDLESTICK/SHARPS INJURIES
Needlestick/Sharps Injuries
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QLICKSMART BLADESINGLE
 
Qlicksmart BladeSINGLE provides a simply safer way to remove and contain used scalpel blades in sterile operating environments. This world-first single-handed scalpel blade remover prevents the dangerous injuries commonly caused by removing blades with fingers, forceps or re-sheathing techniques.
 
BladeSINGLE enables single-handed "passive" activation - keeping hands out of harm’s way. The clear casing of the cartridge allows easy and accurate counting.
 
INJECTION SAFETY VIDEO
To help healthcare workers improve patient safety, the Safe Injection Practices Coalition (SIPC) created an educational video for U.S. healthcare provider
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WEBINAR RECORDING ON THE RISKS OF INEFFECTIVE PROTECTIVE EYEWEAR PROTOCOLS.
Webinar recording
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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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