|Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter||August 4, 2017|
|Hazardous healthcare worker exposures on the rise|
|Europe Safety Syringes Market growing at a CAGR of 7.97% by 2021|
|International Safety Center Highlights Pathogen Exposure Risks Faced by Healthcare Workers|
West Pharmaceutical Services touts needle shield
West Pharmaceutical Services has expanded its product offerings to include the Rigid Needle Shield (RNS). The RNS helps add safety to profiled syringes with a staked needle. It also helps ensure the integrity of injectable drug products. “Pharmaceutical companies continue to look for drug packaging and delivery solutions that offer safety, efficiency and an improved experience for patients and care providers alike,” said Mike Schaefers, VP of global product management and marketing operations at West. “As a trusted partner to the world’s top pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, West understands the important role that component and delivery system technologies play in helping to improve patient outcomes. We’re proud to provide the West RNS as an offering that helps support the safe, effective delivery of injectable medicines to patients around the world.”
Sharps Injuries - Providers face new reporting requirements - Waste Medic
This post, Sharps Injuries – Providers face new reporting requirements, first appeared on http://www.repertoiremag.com/. New reporting requirements from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration may make it easier to ascertain just how many sharps injuries and/or needlesticks are incurred every year by healthcare workers. The agency is betting that the requirements will “nudge” providers to take
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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Nearly 40% of HIV-positive children in Zimbabwe remain undiagnosed
HIV testing through local clinics failed to diagnose more than one-third of HIV-positive children in Zimbabwe, highlighting the need for community-based approaches to reach the UNAIDS goal of diagnosing 90% of children and adolescents living with HIV by 2020. “HIV testing for HIV-exposed infants is available as part of prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission programs, but only 51% of
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Thirty-million people to be screened in Egypt for Hepatitis C by end of 2018: Health Minister
Egypt’s Health Minister Ahmed Emad Eddin said on Thursday that 30 million people are to be screened for the Hepatitis C virus by the end of 2018.
The Hepatitis C virus is a blood-borne disease that can damage the liver and lead to deadly complications, such as cirrhosis and cancer.
Eddin noted that the ministry has so far managed to screen 3.6 million people, and that the government has treated 1.23 million patients at a cost of LE3.3 billion, adding that procedures to be treated do not exceed three days.
World Hepatitis Day 2017 - Sky News
On World Hepatitis Day 2017, WHA CEO Raquel Peck was invited to speak about the importance of the day on Sky News. She was joined by Michelle Toley, a hepatitis C advocate and contaminated blood victim.
A betrayal to make you weep: That 1,800 Britons have been 'murdered' by tainted NHS blood is bad enough, but the grotesque way the victims have been denied justice is the scandal of our age
Mike Dorricott died a week ago yesterday at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle, in a room filled with those he loved most: his mum Jennifer, sister Jane, wife Ann and their grown-up daughters Sarah and Ellie.
Aged just 47, he had spent his final days propped up in bed with tubes up his nose, drifting in and out of consciousness. His kidneys and liver were failing, his stomach and lungs were infected and he was in the terminal stages of liver cancer.
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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.
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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