|Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter||March 31, 2017|
|Dental Syringes Market Worth 126.9 Million USD by 2021|
|Police, sheriff's office need to get behind Ogden's needle exchange program|
|Parents alarmed over syringes left at Woonona park|
Knox deputy taking vaccinations after needle stick during arrest
During Spears's arrest, Deputy Chad Wagner was stuck with a syringe from Spears's pocket. Deputy Claude Hudson told WYMT, "(Wagner) asked (Spears) several times, 'Do you have a needle? Do you have a needle? He said, 'No.'" While searching, Deputy Wagner was stuck by the needle that was uncapped, outside of Spears' pocket.
Kentucky paramedics rush to as many as 25 drug overdoses a day
President Trump has given a new commission 90 days to come up with ideas to address the deadliest drug crisis in American history. More than 52,000 people...
Inappropriate syringe reuse led to hep C transmission in Texas hospital, CDC says
A nurse in a Texas hospital mistakenly believed saline flush prefilled syringes could be reused in separate patients' intravenous lines, which led to a hepatitis C transmission in 2015, according to a CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report released Friday. After coworkers observed the nurse leaving partially filled syringes near a computer work station, the hospital investigated the practice in collaboration with state, regional and local health departments and the CDC in October 2015. In an interview, the nurse reported reusing syringes in the previous six months, "erroneously believing that this was a safe, cost-saving measure if no fluids were withdrawn into the syringe before injection of the saline flush," according to the report.
Greiner Bio-One Products for Safe and Accurate Blood Collection
It is important for laboratories to choose blood collection sets that are compatible with existing phlebotomy practices. Greiner Bio-One products are a widely recommended option for safe and accurate blood collection procedures. This manufacturer offers a comprehensive range of vacuum blood collection tubes including clotting tubes, serum and EDTA tubes to various specialized products. These products make routine tasks carried out at clinics, laboratories or in doctors’ practices much easier and importantly, safer.
California | One and Only Campaign
Injection Safety, Safe needle practices, and safe injection procedures are all vital to preventing hepatitis outbreaks.
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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|Treatment Action Group (TAG) Develops Toolbox to Assist Local Community HIV Activists|
|Mother abandon two-year-old HIV positive boy, allows him to suffer|
|Eliminating hepatitis in the United States: A road map|
|Hepatitis C on rise in NRV|
|Hepatitis B and C, linked to Parkinson’s disease|
|Mumia Abu-Jamal Will Begin Treatment For Hepatitis C In Prison|
|Portugal reports hepatitis A outbreak, most cases in Lisbon|
|Hepatitis C Transmission From Inappropriate Reuse of Saline Flush Syringes for Multiple Patients in an Acute Care General Hospital|
|Woman's battle with West Nile a prevention reminder|
|Prior exposure to dengue or West Nile could make Zika worse: report|
|West Nile Virus: County funds Chollas Creek renovation project|
|West Nile Watchout|
|Public Health: No active West Nile cases in Southwest Georgia|
|West Nile Virus|
|Man who died with West Nile in his system identified|
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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|Gallup Poll Finds Few Americans Worried About Zika Virus|
|Scientists Begin Phase 2 Trial of a Zika Vaccine|
|St. Louis and St. Clair Noted as Potential Zika Hot Spots|
|Zika vaccine test moves to next stage with more than 2,000 volunteers in U.S., abroad|
|Pandemic Risk: Zika Mosquitos in 129 California Cities|
|Scientists are getting closer to developing an effective Zika vaccine|
|US enrolls volunteers in large test of possible Zika vaccine|
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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