|Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter||April 8, 2016|
|Needlestick injuries: Education is key|
|Webinar: Prevent needlestick injuries|
|Preventing needlestick injuries|
One-time use: Health dept to introduce auto-disable syringes
Initially, fixed number will be introduced as there is only one manufacturer
When Recycling Goes Wrong: 19 Finns Get Pricked With Dirty Needles
Up to nineteen patients who had blood tests taken at a Helsinki University Central Hospital (HUS) in the city's central district of Kamppi may have been exposed to serious contagious diseases due to the unintentional use of dirty needles.
Healthcare Provider Information | One and Only Campaign
Injection Safety, Safe needle practices, and safe injection procedures are all vital to preventing hepatitis outbreaks.
Kirkland Products Solo-Cap Needle Recappers
Solo-Cap Needle Recappers: The safest, simplest, and most effective method available for unsheathing and recapping needles using one hand! One-handed ..
WOLF-PAK® HUBERPRO® SAFETY HUBER NEEDLE WINGED INFUSION SET
Minimize the risk of needlestick injuries and maximize patient comfort with the WOLF-PAK® HUBERPRO® SAFETY HUBER NEEDLE. This safety huber needle ...
Insulin Syringes (Safety and Non-Safety)
Easy to read markings promote accurate dosing and ease of use. The safety syringes are
|The graying of HIV: 1 in 6 new U.S. cases are people older than 50|
|National Youth HIV and AIDS Awareness Day|
|A year after HIV outbreak, Austin still community in recovery|
|In a first, HIV-positive donor’s kidney, liver given to to HIV-positive patients|
|"What Works in Youth HIV" site launched in the lead up to National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Days|
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.
|Test results start coming back for patients possibly exposed to hepatitis at Raleigh Heart Clinic|
|Understanding the Magnitude of the Viral Hepatitis Epidemics in the United States|
|Asian-Americans confront hepatitis B, the 'silent killer'|
|Nearly 300 patients possibly exposed to hepatitis and HIV at Washington hospital|
|Hepatitis C in Limelight Again at Liver Congress|
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.
|Turn in old tires; fight mosquitoes|
|Biting midges on the swarm in Beaufort County|
|Zika and West Nile concerns: What to know about this year's mosquito season|
|Poll finds some key gaps in Americans' knowledge about Zika virus|
|West braces for rise in mosquito-borne diseases|
|Montco Health Officials Warn Residents At Start Of West Nile Virus Season|
|Montgomery, Bucks counties call on residents to combat mosquitoes, which can carry Zika, West Nile viruses|
|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|
|State taking steps to combat abuse|
|Commentary: Fighting drug abuse in the ER|
|Grants part of strategy to combat drug abuse|
|Investigating and preventing child abuse- a task of Morrow County Family and Child Services|
|FSA recognizes April as Child Abuse Prevention Month|
|Obama administration diverts $500 million from Ebola response to Zika fight|
|IS spreading like cancer, Ebola: UN|
|Summerville-based league helped save primates during Ebola crisis|
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.
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.
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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