|Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter||May 27, 2016|
|One needlestick injury can cost hundreds of dollars, study estimates|
|Doctor's book of medical mystery leaves reviewer wanting more|
|Commentary: We can do better in protecting our frontline caregivers|
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...
Safe Injection Practices - Healthcare Training Video
Video clip from "Safe Injection Practices" training progam for nursing and healthcare staff - to prevent the spread of bloodborne pathogens such as HIV and ...
London gangs fuel sharp rise in the number of dirty needles dumped dangerously in Cambridge
A sharp rise in the number of dirty needles dumped dangerously in Cambridge linked to London gangs has prompted a police crackdown. Police officers have hand out more than 150 leaflets...
How to Reduce the Risk of Sharps Injuries
Have you sharpened up your sharps policy lately?
NHS still failing to comply with sharps safety laws
A sample of NHS organisations has found more than 80% to be breaching sharps regulations, according to the national watchdog for work-related health and safety.
Stressing Importance of Needle Stick Injuries Among Employees
BOS Medical, leading medical staffing provider in Athens Georgia, shares the importance of needle stick injuries among employees.
|For Muslims With HIV, Khadijah Abdullah Offers a Safe Space for Faith, Healing and Empowerment|
|Once-a-week text messages to Kenyan women greatly improved likelihood of getting HIV test|
|TIHAN continues to focus on Tucsonans living with HIV|
|Thousands Of Men Sign Up For A New HIV Drug Trial In Australia – Health Minister Jillian Skinner Is The One Thousandth Participant|
|HIV patients less likely to receive treatment for many cancers|
|HIV vaccine trial to start in South Africa later this year|
|Caffeine May Slow Progression of Liver Fibrosis in Chronic Hepatitis C|
|What’s Going Around – Hepatitis A|
|Hepatitis outbreak spreads to secondary school with eleventh confirmed case|
|Tennessee Lawmaker Fears Hepatitis C Outbreak Could Jump Prison Walls|
|How sick must hepatitis C patients be to get help?|
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.
|Bite back against mosquitoes this season with these prevention tips|
|First Zika Virus Death Reported West Nile Virus—119 Recent Deaths Protect Your Home|
|How To Fight Zika, West Nile Viruses at Home|
|Infected O.C. mosquitoes signal start of West Nile virus season|
|West Nile Virus Fast Facts|
|Second substance abuse and prevention community conversation focuses on at-risk children|
|Two Teens, Former Mayor Recognized by Newport Prevention Coalition|
|Mallinckrodt Donates 250,000 Drug Deactivation Systems to ACT Missouri to Support Fight Against Prescription Drug Abuse|
|Governor Brian Sandoval Announces Prescription Drug Abuse Summit|
|Annual substance abuse prevention program packed|
|Drug in your medicine cabinet becoming a drug abuse favorite|
|Understanding prevention and treatment of substance use disorders|
|Drug prevention goes beyond education|
|Focus on drug-abuse prevention|
|Substance abuse prevention starts at home|
|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|
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.
UNDERSTANDING DENTAL ANXIETY AND PHOBIA - AFFINITY DENTAL
Avoiding the dentist based on fear or anxiety is not wise for your oral health. Knowledge is the greatest defense against dental anxiety and phobia.
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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