|Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter||November 18, 2016|
|Auto-retractable Safety Syringe Industry New Tech Developments and Advancements to Watch Out for 2021!!|
|Needlestick injuries among medical students: incidence and implications.|
|How an Accidental Needlestick Is Helping Me Put My Finances in Order|
|A medical student delays reporting his needlestick. Here’s what he learned.|
|What Should You Do If You Get a Needlestick?|
New Healthcare Regulations Focus On Preventing Sharps-Related Injuries
By improving recycling regulations in the healthcare industry, officials working with the Department of Natural Resources hope to decrease accidental injuries.
Protection from Needle Stick Injuries in Insulin Injections
Needle Stick Injuries (NSI) with diabetes needles or lancing devices are one of the highest frequency sharps injuries in the healthcare setting. Some healthcare workers believe that because people with diabetes inject with short thin needles they represent little risk of transmitting infection. This is a dangerous fallacy. Diabetes needles themselves have been shown to retain traces of blood. It takes minute quantities of blood to transmit hepatitis B virus (HBV) or C (HCV).
|Millennials Could Cure HIV — If Only They Had the Resources|
|HIV survives in our chromosomal DNA|
|“Alarming” rates of late-stage HIV diagnosis despite ‘Prince Harry effect’|
|Surviving HIV for 20 years: The story of Sylvia Valerio|
|Scientists Discover New Weapon in Fight Against HIV|
|Police: Naperville robbers wielded needle allegedly infected with HIV|
|Prince Harry Jams With Choir Promoting HIV Awareness|
Woman Gets Infected With HIV Through Shared Manicure Tool At A Nail Salon You Need To Read This!
A 22-year-old woman was diagnosed with HIV after having her nails done using shared manicure equipment. Doctors say the case, detailed in a medical journal, has revealed a new form of transmission for the virus. However the researchers warned that transmission through shared manicure equipment is a 'very rare event' and the risks of infection from new sources are still very low. When diagnosed, the woman was found to have advanced HIV, according to the report in the journal AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
HIV test on USB stick could be start of consumer revolution in disease monitoring
The disposable device, which looks very similar to the USB memory stick that you use to move files from computer to computer, is based on a mobile phone chip.
Alarming Numbers of Straight People Don’t Realize They Have HIV Until Too Lat
Advocates warn heterosexual men and women are failing to realize they’re at risk—and aren’t being diagnosed until the virus has already caused real damage.
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!
|A Growing Group Of Doctors Are Big-Money Prescribers In Medicare|
|This Man Got Hepatitis From His Energy Drinks. How the Heck Does That Even Happen?|
|Frozen strawberries linked to hepatitis A outbreak shipped to 8 central Indiana restaurants|
|Cough virus kills liver cancer cells and hepatitis virus|
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.
|West Nile Virus Can Kill Years After Infection|
|Study: West Nile Virus Is Deadlier Than the CDC Says|
|Long-Term West Nile Deaths: Higher Than Thought?|
|Can West Nile Virus Keep Making You Sick?|
|Texas West Nile survivor faces years of recovery|
|West Nile virus survivor in his fourth year of recovery|
|Three New Local Zika Cases In South Florida|
|Nigeria At Risk of Zika Virus|
|Is Zika still a public health emergency?|
|Women at greater risk for Zika infection due to suppressed vaginal immune response|
|Geographic Variability in Zika-Related Birth Defects Baffles Scientists|
|Zika virus can survive on hard surfaces for hours, researchers say|
|Zika Infection in U.S. Is Still Rare So Far, Blood Donations Indicate|
|A Zika solution? Researchers release promising initial reports|
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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