|Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter||September 23, 2016|
|Worried about possible needlestick|
Girl pricks herself with discarded syringe
A little girl is undergoing blood work after accidentally pricking her finger with a discarded syringe. A Kingston Police news release states the little girl and her family were at McBurney Park on Thursday afternoon when she found the syringe on the ground. When she picked it up, she accidentally pricked herself. When her parents attended to her, they found multiple needles under a tree that children normally occupy. The girl was taken to hospital for treatment and will continue with blood work to ensure she is not infected.
Safety tips to prevent injuries to your hands
The hand is the most useful appendage and its versatility allows us to manipulate the environment to our benefit. It is used in almost all daily tasks.
Top 5 Safety Tips For Medical And Dental Practices
Medical and dental practices become snagged in OSHA’s inspection net frequently and the reactions from the practices’ office managers are usually that of complete surprise. Many small practices believe they are exempt from OSHA inspections, regulations and standards, so an OSHA Compliance Officer at their door is the last person they would expect. Once inside, OSHA tends to find the same trend of violations from medical and dental practices across the country
Public safety warning issued after ‘needle stick traps’ image goes viral
An image which urged the public to stay safe after ‘needle stick traps’ were found in public bathrooms has gone viral. The image which was shared by a man in Perth urged people to share the trap with family and friends as a precaution.
Public Wants Well-Rested Medical Residents to Ensure Safe Patient Care
A new national poll shows that the vast majority of the American public favors restricting the work shifts of medical residents (also known as resident physicians) to no more than 16 straight hours without sleep, according to a press release from Public Citizen. Importantly, 86% of the public is opposed to lifting the 16-hour cap for first-year residents – a proposal being aggressively pushed by physician groups. Moreover, 80% of the public supports implementing the 16-hour cap for all residents, not just first-year residents.
Why Nurses ONLY Work 3 Days A Week
We leave our families to take care of other families.It’s been two years since my last post, which has been a good thing in my mind. The past two years have been tame and boring, hence the reason I haven’t posted. It’s only the stressful, I-want-to-pull-my-hair-out, give-me-a-hard-liquor-drink day that motivates me to write a post to release the monster inside of me. I’ve been mostly working 1-2 days a week while in graduate school. However, while out for summer break, I’ve been picking up full-time hours ― just 3 days a week. My husband and I got into an argument about this, of which I won’t go into detail, but has inspired this post.
Injecting Safety Into Indian Health
Injecting Safety Into Indian Health | Needlestick | Scoop.it
From www.huffingtonpost.in - Today, 9:48 AM
Injections are a widely administered medical intervention. Every year, around 16 billion individual injections are administered worldwide. However, while intended to promote better health.
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!
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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.
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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.
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.
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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