|Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter||September 30, 2016|
|Health and Safety Guidance Work with Human Body Fluids and Tissues GUIDANCE/26/WHBFT/14|
|A Poet Never Breaks, A Poet Breaks Free: On paying for the world’s most expensive drug with a poem|
|8 Steps After Accidental Needlestick|
Needle stick safety?
I would like to preface this by stating that I know there is not a whole lot of danger in sticking yourself, by accident, with a clean needle. HOWEVER. Today we had our first flu clinic at school, we all gave our very first injections and it was pretty cool. Before that, we got an EXTENSIVE lecture on needle safety because that's obviously very important. The one key thing we learned was about recapping the needle, obviously never try to recap a needle used in a patient, but also we were told to never just try to stick the cap back on with our fingers. We were taught the "scoop" method where we lay the cap down on the counter and scoop the cap back onto the needle.
A Regulatory Right Turn Becomes a Competitive Advantage for PharmaJet
CENTENNIAL, CO – On first glance it seemed like everything they’d created after five-plus years of labor and late nights could disappear over a cliff.
Santa Cruz County discarded needle count pushes 12,000
In the nearly four years that the community group Take Back Santa Cruz formed its Needles Solutions Team, volunteers have recorded finding 11,745 used hypodermic needles that were improperly disposed throughout Santa Cruz County — averaging 261 found per month. Between August and September this year, the group marked a significant spike in found needles, up to 423, but for the right reasons, said Take Back Santa Cruz founder Analicia Cube.
A Review of Transdermal Vaccine Delivery
Although many vaccines are administered as injections, this delivery route is associated with disadvantages such as pain, needle stick injuries, ...
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!
|HIV BREAKTHROUGH: British scientists on brink of extraordinary cure as sufferer 'RECOVERS'|
|Scientists testing HIV cure report 'remarkable' progress after patient breakthrough|
|Kenyan churches demand HIV test for couples wanting to marry|
|UK Scientists May Be on the Brink of a Cure For HIV|
|British scientists a step away from finding HIV cure: Report|
|HIV cure hope after virus ‘disappears’ from UK trial patient|
|Doctors make 'remarkable progress' in finding full cure for HIV after treating Brit|
|Alarming rate of hepatitis in Vietnam|
|Govt to collect data on hepatitis patients|
|Portland to pay teen who got hepatitis C from mom|
|Tropical Smoothie Hepatitis A Lawsuit|
|Officials: High school student in Levittown has hepatitis A|
|Breakthrough hepatitis C treatment changes life for Gerogery woman|
|Alert: Diners at Nassau Deli May Have Been Exposed to Hepatitis A|
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.
|1 person, 2 horses test positive for West Nile virus in La Plata County|
|West Nile blamed for death in Brazoria County|
|MJC professor is another victim of West Nile|
|West Nile still a threat until weather turns cold|
|West Nile positives increase in 2016|
|Iowa Enters Prime West Nile Virus Season|
|Three more West Nile virus cases reported in New Mexico|
|Thailand confirms two cases of Zika-linked microcephaly, first in Southeast Asia|
|World Health Organization urges Southeast Asian nations to take decisive action against Zika|
|Places To Travel Without Zika|
|Thailand: 2 cases of microcephaly linked to Zika virus confirmed|
|U.S. issues Zika travel advisory for PHL, 10 SE Asian countries|
|How to Fight Zika Safely!|
|After Zika, critical to monitor babies’ health after birth|
|After Zika, Critical to Monitor Babies' Health but How Long?|
|Zika virus infection — greater link to sexual transmission|
Case Study Reports Details of Mysterious Utah Zika-Related Death
The first Zika virus-related death in the continental U.S. occurred in June of this year, but even now, months later, two aspects of this case continue to...
New CDC guidance on Zika and sex
A how-to guide to protecting you, your sexual partner and unborn babies from the dangers of Zika.
Blood, sweat and tears: Here's a new way Zika spreads
The Zika virus may spread in sweat and tears in some cases, doctors cautioned Thursday.
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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