|Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter||May 20, 2016|
|Safety Watch: Micotil injections can be lethal|
|Commentary: We can do better in protecting our frontline caregivers|
|B. Braun Focused on Helping Educate Nurses About USP < 800 > and Improving Vascular Access at INS 2016|
|People with HIV are far less likely to get cancer treatment, study shows|
|HIV Vaccine Design Should Adapt as HIV Virus Mutates|
|New HIV vaccine trial aims to build on earlier modest success|
|One step closer to a cure for HIV: Cutting the virus's DNA out of living animal cells eradicates the disease|
|Large HIV vaccine study planned in South Africa this fall|
|I'm Celebrating HIV Vaccine Awareness Day Because There's Exciting Science Happening|
|Holy Name Medical Center only NJ Hospital to Receive Hepatitis Testing Award at White House|
|'Hepatitis C virus can control liver cancer' claims Mumbai based homeopath|
|Hepatitis C efficient against Cancer|
|National Viral Hepatitis Testing Day|
|Hepatitis C Is Killing Americans in Record Numbers While Patients Cannot Access Life Saving Medicine|
|Ninety percent of Colorado residents with hepatitis C going untreated|
|How I Overcame Hepatitis C Stigma for a Cure|
Prevention of needle-stick injuries in healthcare facilities: a meta-analysis
OBJECTIVE To estimate the summary effectiveness of different needle-stick injury (NSI)-prevention interventions.
9 Tips for Preventing Infection in the Hospital
We can prevent infections in the hospital. With a few simple tips to cut back on nosocomial infections like C Diff (Clostridium difficile) and antibiotic resistant infections like MRSA.
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.
|End the mosquito cycle in your backyard|
|Rid your backyard of mosquitoes|
|El Paso reports human West Nile virus case, 1st in Texas|
|First case of West Nile virus in El Paso; TX Department of State Health Services warns public|
|Season's first West Nile case reported in area|
|Dallas County Reports First West Nile-Positive Traps of 2016|
|Infected O.C. mosquitoes signal start of West Nile virus season|
|West Nile Virus Fast Facts|
WHO Issues Guidance on Zika Virus and the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Brazil
The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) recognize that athletes and visitors are seeking more information on the risks of Zika and ways to prevent infection while attending the Olympic and Paralympic..
WHO Confirms Zika Virus Strain Imported From the Americas to Africa
Sequencing of the virus in Cabo Verde by Institut Pasteur, Dakar confirms that the Zika virus currently circulating in Cabo Verde is the same as the one circulating in the Americas -- the Asian type -- and was most likely imported from Brazil.
|Rep. DiZoglio Secures $20,000 for Valley Anti-Drug Program|
|Feeling Sad? Drugs are Not the Answer!|
|Quincy schools share ideas about substance abuse prevention with Braintree committee|
|Governor Sandoval announces prescription drug abuse summit|
|Drug prevention goes beyond education|
|Focus on drug-abuse prevention|
|Sex, Breast Milk May Have Helped Spread Ebola in Africa|
|Saddest family portrait: The grandmother raising EIGHTEEN of her grandchildren in Sierra Leone as their family is broken by Ebola|
|Ebola czar: America failing on Zika|
|Mobile Money payments to Ebola response workers saved lives and $10 million – UN study finds|
Fighting Ebola with 21st Century Biotech
Currently, production of vaccines and diagnostic systems for infectious diseases have failed to provide a systematic vision that merges state-of-the-art technologies with industry to provide an effective commercial solution.
CDC Changes Reporting of Numbers of Pregnant Women Affected by Zika Virus
To gain a more complete picture of the impact of Zika virus infection during pregnancy, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today will begin reporting the total number of pregnant women with Zika virus infection from two newly...
Tulip Safety Fistula Needle
Features of the clear, patented TULIP safety needle protector:
Controlling liquid infectious waste continues to present multiple challenges. As regulations tighten and operating costs rise, it’s important to find a safe,
cost-effective solution that’s affordable and provides minimal environmental impact. The QUICK-DRAIN™ Systems from Bemis simply and effectively address your challenges, from staff safety to regulatory compliance to cost-effective disposal of liquid infectious waste.
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.
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.
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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