|Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter||June 24, 2016|
|BD launches new safety blood collection device in the UK|
|Webinar: Prevent needlestick injuries|
UNISON keeping our members safe is at risk in the upcoming EU referendum
UNISON has been at the heart of developing and campaigning for European legislation - legislation such as European Sharps Directive, which has helped protect nurses, cleaners, ambulance and other NHS workers from potentially deadly needlestick..
Contaminated Gloves Increase Risks of Cross-Transmission of Pathogens
Research being presented at the ASM Microbe research meeting provides clear evidence that the gloves of healthcare workers contaminate hospital surfaces with bacteria.
5 Steps to Bloodborne Pathogen and Needlestick Injury Prevention
Bloodborne pathogen exposure is a major concern in many workplace settings. This is especially the case for first responders, healthcare professionals, and even housekeeping personnel in certain industries.
WHO calls for worldwide use of 'smart' syringes
Up to 1.7 million people were infected with hepatitis B through an unsafe injection in a year, says UN body
|Free HIV Testing Offered By Louisville Public Health Agency|
|China is offering free antiviral therapy for all of its citizens living with HIV/AIDS|
|CMS, CDC, & HRSA Launch HIV Health Improvement Affinity Group for State Medicaid Programs|
|National HIV Testing Day: Get tested, get involved|
|New therapy keeps HIV at bay without daily drug regimen, study says|
|Deschutes County offers free HIV testing next week|
|Malaria, HIV/Aids Solutions Win Big At Innovation Prize for Africa|
|New AIDSVu Maps Highlight Escalating Disparities in New HIV Cases and Deaths|
|Greg Louganis Bares All For ESPN, Reflects On ‘80s HIV Diagnosis|
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.
|HSE plans to expand eligibility for Hep C treatment|
|Hepatitis A outbreak now reaches 15 cases after another two people are diagnosed|
|AASLD, CCO introduce new interactive HCV program for providers|
|San Juan hospital reports hepatitis A outbreak among employees|
|Hepatitis C is on the rise in Greenfield|
|Newer tests for hepatitis C virus could transform screening|
|New Cases of Possible Hepatitis Exposure at Heart Clinic|
|South Dakota has 1st confirmed West Nile virus case of year|
|West Nile virus found in Evanston mosquitos|
|Experts examine West Nile vs Zika Virus carriers|
|WashU Connects Memory Loss to People with West Nile Virus|
Patient & Employee Safety Awareness: What PPE Products Your Facility Should Always Have on Hand
Employers must provide sufficient PPE to employees, monitor the use of PPE and make sure it is available when it is needed.
Hep C tainted blood victims and federal government argue in court over $250M fund
Canada's tainted blood scandal continues to reverberate in court over how to allocate a $250-million surplus from an earlier settlement fund.
|Bills signed into law to help address drug problem|
|You Don’t Stand Alone: Video series highlights substance abuse prevention message|
|Panel to tackle Michigan's opioid abuse epidemic|
|'RUN against Drug Abuse' to set off on June 26|
|The “Run” for the mass sensitisation against drug abuse|
|Addiction expert: Many elderly fighting prescription drug abuse|
|Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council expands services with Nacogdoches office|
|Prez to honour Gurdaspur man for curbing drug abuse|
|Health Living: Substance Abuse Prevention in Adolescents|
|Time to double down on drug prevention|
|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.
DENTAL PHOBIA: MORE BRITS ARE AFRAID OF DENTIST THAN SPIDERS
Anxiety UK revealed that Brits feel greater anxiety toward dental check-ups than other common fears.
FEARS GIRL, 3, MAY HAVE HIV AFTER SHE JABBED HERSELF WITH A NEEDLE IN PLAYGROUND
Mum's six-month horror wait to see if little Charlie has disease after she picked it up collecting twigs on her way to see her siblings
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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