Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter March 10, 2017
Needlestick & Sharps Injuries
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8 Steps After Accidental Needlestick
Preventing needlestick injuries
Needle Finder app developed to track discarded needles in Huron County
Local health officials soon have a new aid in the struggle against Huron County’s drug epidemic, an aid developed by one of their own epidemiologists.
HIV
Kenyan Government to Roll Out Pre-Exposure HIV Drug
HIV/AIDS Awareness Day honors women living with HIV in Georgia
MRI scans can help spot HIV in the brain
Health care provider communication training in rural Tanzania empowers HIV-infected patients on antiretroviral therapy to discuss adherence problems
Republican healthcare plans ‘will leave America vulnerable’ to HIV epidemic
LGBT and People Living with HIV Need To Take Charge in Healthcare Debate
Home HIV test kits: Uses, what to expect, and benefits
UCL scientists develop way to use MRI scans for identifying HIV in the brain
Ischaemic Stroke in HIV-Infected Patients
Should HIV-positive people still face felonies for not telling partners?
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!
HEPATITIS
Mortality associated with hepatitis C and hepatitis B virus infection
Gov't to toughen monitoring of hepatitis C
How Hepatitis Became A Hidden Epidemic In Africa
Highest Hepatitis B Cases in Himachal Pradesh's Spiti Area
Most boomers infected with liver-damaging hepatitis C virus do not know it
Veterans: Get Screened for Hepatitis C
You can live for years and not know you've got hepatitis C (HCV). Unfortunately, by the time you realize your condition — there could be an incredible amount...
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
Doctors tie Zika virus to heart problems in some adults
Teen infected with West Nile honored for organizing blood drive
Oh Great, Another Awful Tropical Disease We Have to Worry About
Experts: Prepare for a potentially major mosquito season
Weeds, wildflowers and West Nile could flourish after DFW’s warm winter
Columbia Scientists Are First to Establish Method to Accurately Forecast West Nile Virus Outbreaks
Family: Bloomer area man died of West Nile virus
State says too early to tell if West Nile threat is higher because of warm winter
ZIKA VIRUS
Bernie Sanders Warns Against Letting Tax-Funded Zika Research Fatten Wallet Of Big Pharma
IBM Helps Fight Dengue and Zika
Fighting Zika: DNA vaccines may offer new weapon against virus
Doctors tie Zika virus to heart problems in some adults
Zika is still a threat, Pennsylvania officials remind travelers
For Brazil’s Zika Families, a Life of Struggle and Scares
Zika Virus can Affect the Heart
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention named 4 more countries with Zika
IN THE NEWS
THE ECONOMIC ARGUMENT FOR USING SAFETY SCALPELS - RONALD L STOKER AND MARK S DAVIS,MD
Hospital risk managers, infection prevention specialists, surgeons, surgical technologists and other members of the surgical staff are acutely aware of scalpel injuries in both OR and non-OR settings. Scalpel injuries are occurring too frequently and cost too much money; however, they can be prevented. This report examines the benefits and economics of using safety scalpels, which may enable purchasing personnel to better evaluate the cost of scalpels, as they become aware that conventional scalpels cost more than just the price tag.
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DRUG OVERDOSE DEATHS AT RECORD HIGH ‒ CDC
From 1999 to 2015, the number of people who died from drug overdoses tripled, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Almost half of them were caused by heroin and other opioids. Opioids are driving down the life expectancy for white Americans, whose rate of fatal drug overdoses is rising faster than that of any other ethnic group. 
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FIRST-YEAR DOCTORS WILL BE ALLOWED TO WORK 24-HOUR SHIFTS STARTING IN JULY
First-year doctors will be allowed to work 24-hour shifts in hospitals across the United States starting July 1, when a much-debated cap that limits the physicians to 16 consecutive hours of patient…
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REVIEW: EFFICACY OF INTRANASAL DRUG DELIVERY IN EMERGENCY SETTINGS
In this study, researchers reviewed the evidence on the use of IN administration for several medications commonly used in the emergency department.
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CHECKCLIP MEDICATION LABELING
The Qlicksmart CheckCLIP is a medication labe
lling device which allows clinicians to draw up the drug with both the syringe and ampoule remaining in their hands at all times, which reduces the risk of both syringe swap and ampoule swap errors. The CheckCLIP is simple and quick to use, enabling a clear visual cross-checking of the medication details without obstructing the incremental dosage markings on the syringe. This significantly improves the tracking and identification of medications, and assists in compliance of the Five Rights of medication administration. Healthcare workers around the world have already embraced this highly-effective and cost-savings safety solution. 
 
 
RESIDENT DOCTORS MORE PRONE TO NEEDLE STICK INJURIES
Majority of doctors stand at a risk of Needle-stick injuries and its associated complications, a new study by AIIMS has revealed. Moreover, this risk is much higher for resident doctors working in emergency wards and intensive care units, the study added.
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REVIEW: EFFICACY OF INTRANASAL DRUG DELIVERY IN EMERGENCY SETTINGS
In this study, researchers reviewed the evidence on the use of IN administration for several medications commonly used in the emergency department.
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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.

BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS AND NEEDLESTICK PREVENTION
Studies show that as many as one-third of all sharps injuries occur during disposal. Nurses are particularly at risk, as they sustain the most needlestick injuries. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 62 to 88 percent of sharps injuries can be prevented simply by using safer medical devices. The following references provide information regarding possible solutions for bloodborne pathogens and needlestick hazards.
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QLICKSMART BLADEFLASK

 

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. 
 
OUR CORPORATE MEMBERS
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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.

 
System Benefits
·        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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