|Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter||July 8, 2016|
|Nullawarre district man Matthew Wallace back in court but likely to be resentenced in August|
|Five common viruses you may already have|
|House Bill 972 proposes legalizing needle exchange programs|
Elizabeth Lynne on prevention from sharp injuries
Proposal for a Council directive implementing the Framework Agrement on prevention from sharp injuries...
5 Steps to Safer Sharps HandlingThese precautions limit risks of sticks and cuts.
New Rules for Needles in Healthcare
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is bringing in new regulations to control the risks posed by needles and other sharp items to people involved,,,
|It's no longer an epidemic, but AIDS and HIV still kill in Australia|
|As HIV patients get older, the drugs that saved them are now wreaking havoc|
|In Cebu, kids suffer as drugs fuel an HIV epidemic|
|HIV epidemic, a blast from past that entered future|
|India has around 21 lakh HIV infected patients : Government|
|Doctor claims he can cure HIV/AIDS in five days|
|Get tested for HIV if you are pregnant|
|Does Hillary Clinton Have HIV Commitment Issues?|
|Anti-HIV pill may not be reaching those most at risk|
HIV in the United States
CDC estimates that 1,218,400 persons aged 13 years and older are living with HIV infection, including 156,300 (12.8%) who are unaware of their infection. Over the past decade, the number of people living with HIV has increased, while the annual number of new HIV infections has remained relatively stable. Still, the pace of new infections continues at far too high a level—particularly among certain groups.
Nearly 2,000 young women are infected with HIV every week in SA
Government says the country has made great strides in the fight to combat HIV over the years.
'SA has most number of HIV infections globally'
Government says over R20 billion is spent a year to fight HIV and Aids in the country.
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.
|Court paves way for Medicaid patients to get costly hepatitis C treatment|
|Food Handler at Pizza Works in Custer, SD has Hepatitis A|
|Coverage expands for costly hepatitis C drugs|
|Medicare Spending on Hepatitis-C Drugs More than Doubled|
|Hepatitis kill more people than AIDS|
|We now have upper hand on hepatitis C|
|Cluster of 31 Hepatitis A cases under investigation in Hawaii|
|Hepatitis-Related Deaths On The Rise, Toll Rivals AIDS, Tuberculosis And Malaria Fatalities: Report|
World Hepatitis Day- July 28th 2016
In 2010 the World Health Organization made World Hepatitis Day one of only four official disease-specific world health days, to be celebrated each year on the 28th July. Millions of people across the world now take part in World Hepatitis Day, to raise awareness about viral hepatitis, and to call for access to treatment, better prevention programs and government action.
|Zika is making headlines, but West Nile virus may be more prevalent this year|
|West Nile Virus Found Present in Mosquitoes in Santa Cruz County; Infection Details, Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention|
|West Nile activity yet to be documented this year in historical hot spot|
|West Nile detected in Redwood City, Atherton|
|First West Nile Case Reported in Carson City-Douglas County Area for 2016|
|Japan starting to view drug abuse as disease needing long-term care|
|Anti-substance abuse group holds track meet at Warren G. Harding|
|Felton youth summit dispels myths about substance abuse|
|Braintree coalition relaunched to seek federal funding for substance abuse prevention|
|Sidney forum aims to solve substance-abuse problem|
Heroin Tore My Family Apart—and Stole Two of My Sons From Me
One mom reveals how she found hope despite her unimaginable situation—and what she wants all mothers to know about heroin and opioid addiction.
Overdose death rate 12 times higher among newly released inmates
Inmates of Ontario correctional facilities are 12 times more likely than the general public to die of a drug overdose within the first year following their release from incarceration, say researchers, who believe concrete interventions are needed...
|Regina's General Hospital cleared after Ebola scare|
|In Sierra Leone: A snapshot of life after Ebola|
|Drug trial to eliminate Ebola traces in semen opens in Liberia|
|What The Brexit And Ebola Crises Have In Common|
|Ebola Deaths: Failure Of States|
|Ebola Study to Test New Drug in Men Whose Semen Harbors Virus|
|Quick, early test for ebola could prevent epidemics|
|Sierra Leone's post-Ebola music festival|
Punctur-Guard Blood Collection Needle
The Punctur-Guard Blood Collection Needle is designed to work with any standard blood collection tube holder on the market and offers a unique internal blunting technology that is integral to the needle itself. This device blunts while inside the patient's vein, eliminating exposure to the sharp upon needle exit. In a study performed by Morbidity and Mortality Weekly, the Punctur-Guard Blood Collection Needle reduced needle sticks by 76%; the highest rate of any device studied!
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 BladeFLASK is the world’s pioneering single-handed blade remover to prevent injuries from removing scalpel blades. BladeFLASK is simple to use with a quick “push, click, and pull” action to remove and contain used scalpel blades. Used together with a hands-free passing technique, BladeFLASK can prevent up to 5 times more injuries than a safety scalpel. This easy-to-use solution provides a low cost alternative to safety scalpels for all scalpel users. Qlicksmart’s single-handed BladeFLASKs have safely removed over 70 million contaminated scalpel blades, and have prevented up to 150,000 injuries around the world.
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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