|Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter||August 11, 2017|
|Study Shows: Registered Nurses’s Health rates are falling below the average American|
|Transforming the health of America can start with 3.6 million nurses|
|Homeless in Vancouver: Global shortage of hepatitis B vaccine yet to be felt in Canada?|
|An Increase in Hazardous Healthcare Worker Exposures|
|Hazardous healthcare worker exposures on the rise|
Hate needles? Burley's hospital has a 'more compassionate' way to draw blood coming soon
BURLEY — Cassia Regional Hospital will be one of four Intermountain Healthcare facilities to roll out a new standard of care that will remove the needle from blood draws for
Utah should stick to the point of needle exchange program
Experts say the epidemic must be fought, simultaneously, on two different tracks — tracks that may seem contradictory rather than complementary. In a state where influential people think that the sight of a beer being drawn will cause young people to become problem drinkers, it shouldn’t be that surprising that a syringe-exchange program for drug addicts has been a hard sell.
Needleless blood draws could solve one of the biggest headaches in hospitals
Of all the aches and pains patients endure in a prolonged hospital stay, getting blood drawn is one of the biggest nuisances.
Patients who are sick enough to stay in the hospital for days on end need to have their blood monitored regularly, and every time, it’s an invasive procedure. Although often patients are set up with central or peripheral lines that allow medication or saline to be pumped directly into veins in their arms or chest, these lines are actually fairly bad at taking blood in the other direction over long periods of time. As a result, patients end up getting pricked with needles constantly to have their blood taken—including in the wee hours of the night.
|13 Hidden Signs You May Have HIV Without Knowing It|
|U.K. vending machine offers HIV testing|
|Fighting HIV/AIDS: Human-Rights Focused Advocacy Is More Critical Than Ever|
|Post-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV: What, When and How?|
|England’s NHS Turns to Clinical Trial to Make Cheaper HIV Drug Available|
|Single HIV Value Overestimates Viral Suppression|
|Innovative Treatment Developed for HIV|
Transforming the health of America can start with 3.6 million nurses
When nurses are healthy, they are perceived as more credible by patients and are more likely to counsel their patients on healthy behavior, said Holly Carpenter, BSN, RN, here at the Rheumatology Nurses Annual Conference. However, “in most categories, registered nurses’” health is less than that of the average American, said Carpenter, who is the interim director of program operations, nursing practice and innovation of the American Nurses Association (ANA). Nurses have a higher level of stress and get less sleep than the average American.
|Guest Commentary: Prevention, education essential to eliminating viral hepatitis|
|4 pregnant women die in Borno IDP camp as Hepatitis E infects 400 others|
|Hepatitis A Vaccination Among The Alaskan Children Nearly Eliminates The Virus|
|A note of caution amidst a 'revolution' in hepatitis C treatment|
|'Global shortage' of hepatitis B vaccine|
SundanceTV greenlights Canadian “tainted blood” drama Unspeakable
SundanceTV has announced a new drama miniseries titled Unspeakable, based off one of the biggest public health crises in recent Canadian history. The series—created by Stargate producer Robert C. Cooper—will center on a scandal that rocked the Canadian medical establishment in the 1970s and 1980s, when thousands of people were infected with Hepatitis C and HIV due to receiving transfusions from inadequately screened blood.
|Rare West Nile virus complications can devastate victims’ lives|
|First case of West Nile virus in 2017 reported in Kent County|
|Buzzing mosquitoes signal return of West Nile virus to Siouxland|
|Counties test positive for West Nile Virus|
|First West Nile Virus Case For DuPage County In 2017 Reported In Glen Ellyn|
|Zika Virus: Everything Pregnant Women Should Know|
|As Zika cases fade, researchers look for clues on how the virus is transmitted, especially in pregnant women|
|Sanofi's Zika Standoff: Bad Medicine?|
|The Zika Vaccine: The Miracle Of Government-Funded Research|
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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