|Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter||June 10, 2016|
|Pitt researcher accidentally infected with Zika after needlestick|
|Patient and Healthcare Worker Safety Key Areas of Focus for B. Braun Medical at APIC|
|Recycling holds nightmare find|
New syringe to give medical safety a jab
A NEW JOINT venture plans to exploit the market created by a World Health Organisation (WHO) directive that member countries scrap reusable syringes by 2020, and is eyeing Durban as a potential site to manufacture a safe alternative licensed by Star Syringe. The Life Saver Medical Company is a joint venture that includes local healthcare firm Forever Africa, which counts pharmaceutical manufacturer Biotech Laboratories in its stable. The WHO launched a global campaign last year to eliminate dirty needles, which it estimates are responsible for 1.3-million deaths worldwide each year. It estimated that in 2010 up to 1.7-million people were infected with hepatitis B virus, up to 315,000 with hepatitis C virus and as many as 33,800 with HIV through unsafe injections.
|HIV testing lacking in pregnant women|
|Democratic Congressional Candidate Opens Up About Having HIV In Emotional Video|
|Researchers track HIV in real time as it infects and spreads in living tissue|
|Elimination of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV — Thailand|
|Need to reach out to 90 per cent of HIV patients for treatment: J.P. Nadda|
Crews clean needles from "heroin island" after social media plea
It was a sharp reminder for Calgary mom Jasmine Van Dyk that danger can lurk just outside your front door.
Fewer Than One-Third Of People With HIV In Central, West Africa Get Care
Here's how we can close the deadly treatment gap.
Indicted surgical tech tests positive for HIV, may have exposed patients in four states
DENVER - A former surgical tech indicted on charges of stealing liquid pain medication by swapping syringes at a hospital near Denver has tested positive for ...
How Do You Treat a Patient with HIV? The Same as Everyone Else
Helene Bednarsh, RDH, MPH, director of the HIV Dental Ombudsperson Program with the Boston Public Health Commission, explains how the standard of care for HIV positive patients is no different that it is for patients without HIV.
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.
|Should I be tested for hepatitis C?|
|Hepatitis C Now a Leading Cause of Death|
|Race does not impact early mortality among patients with chronic HCV|
|Hepatitis C and Zika Virus|
Dirty water is fueling Hepatitis surge in India with 133,625 cases last year
Waterborne viral hepatitis is afflicting hundreds of thousands of Indians every year in a country that experts say has the highest number of people in the world without access to safe water.
|Concerns On The Rise After West Nile-Infested Mosquitoes Found In Tulsa County|
|Mosquitoes in Garland test positive for West Nile virus|
|Mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus confirmed in Oklahoma County|
|First confirmed case of West Nile reported in Loveland|
|Doctors, hospital leaders endorse pot tax proposal|
|King County is looking for a few good volunteers – to help prevent substance abuse in West Seattle.|
|James Mucia: Hit drug abuse early with school prevention programs|
|Liberia Declared Ebola-free for 4th Time|
|Latest Ebola outbreak in Liberia is now over, UN says|
|West Africa marks end of deadly Ebola outbreak|
|West Africa marks end of Ebola after 11,300 deaths|
|WHO declares Liberia free of active Ebola virus transmission|
|Ebola outbreak over, says Liberia|
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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