|Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter||April 7, 2017|
|Police, sheriff's office need to get behind Ogden's needle exchange program|
|Parents alarmed over syringes left at Woonona park|
|A Call to Safety: Why Current Safety Devices Are Not Solving the Needlestick Issue|
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.
Nevada police issue warning after hypodermic needles found in candy containers
Police in Nevada are warning parents and children to be careful when handling discarded plastic candy containers found in parks and on sidewalks.Nevada Public Safety Director Ricardo Martinez said police were called to two incidents late last week in which disarded hypodermic needles have been found in discarded candy containers. Hypodermic needles are commonly used for drug activity, Martinez said in a news release.“In an abundance of caution we felt parents should know about these
Safety: Inside Our Sharps Safety Success
We slashed percutaneous injuries in our ORs by more than one-third.
Two years ago, OR team members across our health system were stuck or cut 276 times, which was 276 more times more than we'd have liked. We implemented a safety program that reduced sharps injuries by 37%. Here's how we pulled it off.
Public Warned About Needles in Mass. River
The Methuen-based Clean River Project found hundreds of syringes floating down the Merrimack River last year
The Changing Impact of Low PPE and Safety Device Use and Compliance in the OR
The quality and vitality of the operating room is often a balance between managing patients known or suspected with infectious disease and managing
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!
|Palma calls for reflection on rising HIV cases in jails|
|NIH awards $1.5 million grant to research oral complications of HIV|
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|Young Folks: Growing Up With HIV|
|The Black Church & HIV Initiative Launches Newly Updated Pastoral Resources for Faith Leaders, Empowering Them to Incorporate HIV into Ministry|
|Big Differences in HIV Testing Between State, Local STD Clinics|
|Financial math models may help build a better HIV vaccine|
|FDA approves two Hepatitis C drugs for use with children over 12|
|Veterans learn about Hepatitis C in town hall meeting|
|Two hepatitis A deaths reported; Virus on the rise in San Diego|
|Can Energy Drinks Cause Hepatitis?|
|Hepatitis C Fatigue - What's that all about?|
|Hepatitis A Confirmed in Two Cup & Saucer Café Workers, Multnomah County Health Officials say|
|Crusade against West Nile virus to continue|
|Zika virus may pose increased risk to people previously infected with dengue and West Nile, study finds|
|York County officials ready for 'West Nile Virus' season|
|Woman's battle with West Nile a prevention reminder|
|Prior exposure to dengue or West Nile could make Zika worse: report|
|West Nile Watchout|
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.
|Health department urges pregnant women, symptomatic individuals to get tested for Zika|
|U.S. Blood Supply Safe From Zika Virus: Officials|
|Texas updates Zika testing recommendations for Rio Grande Valley|
|Morning Rounds: Zika and pregnancy in the U.S.|
|Zika Risk in Texas Rises with Temperatures|
|CDC releases data on birth defects related to the Zika virus|
|Texas prepares for more local transmission of the Zika virus|
|Report says cost of Zika estimated at up to $18 billion|
Of the 250 pregnant women who had confirmed Zika infection in 2016, 24 – or about 1 in 10 of them – had a fetus or baby with Zika-related birth defects,
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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