|Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter||August 25, 2017|
|Retractable Technologies (RVP) Says District Court Dismissed Case vs Becton, Dickinson|
|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?|
|New guidance for hepatitis B vaccine shortage|
|An Increase in Hazardous Healthcare Worker Exposures|
Workers’ compensation claims for needlestick injuries
This study analyses workers’ compensation claims for NSI, as received by the Institution for Statutory Accident Insurance and Prevention in the Health and Welfare Services (Berufsgenossenschaft für Gesundheitsdienst und Wohlfahrtspflege, BGW) (n=1602). During a telephone interview (response rate 33.3%), the subjects were asked about the course of the accident and the handling of SED at the workplace. Descriptive analyses were performed for hospitals, doctors’ surgeries and care facilities (including inpatient care for the elderly and outpatient care).
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|Supermarket sausages and ham link to liver disease hepatitis being investigated|
|Thousands of Brits could be infected with the Hepatitis E virus from imported pork sold in a UK supermarket|
|More Drugs Show Promise in Fighting Hepatitis C|
Extra 2500 dental patients tested for HIV, hepatitis after clinic closure delay
A 16-month delay in closing a Brisbane dental clinic resulted in an additional 2500 patients needing to be tested for a series of blood-borne diseases, including...
Death toll reaches 11 in San Diego hepatitis A outbreak
San Diego County bumped the number of deaths in a long-running hepatitis A outbreak to 11 as the number of hospitalizations continues to grow.
|Kentucky's 2017 Equine West Nile Case Count Rises to Five|
|As West Nile cases arise, local efforts to fight the virus are stifled|
|West Nile Virus detected in Parma area|
|First West Nile Virus Case In Human Reported In Long Beach|
|This year’s first human case of West Nile in Long Beach confirmed|
|West Nile virus cases picking up in Oklahoma|
|Spike In West Nile Virus Activity Prompts 'Heightened Concern' In The Valley|
West Nile case confirmed
The summer’s first human case of West Nile virus in Douglas County was reported Friday.Dustin Boothe, disease control and prevention manager with Carson City Health & Human Services, said
First human case of West Nile virus detected in Utah County
A human has contracted the West Nile virus in Utah County, according to the Utah County Health Department.
|Zika virus stifles pregnant women's weakened immune system to harm baby, study finds|
|Dr. Wood: Why you can’t blame mosquitoes for Zika virus cases in Washington state|
|Zika virus reduced to few cases after scare in 2016|
|Zika threat is still real — but so is a 'friendly mosquito' solution|
|FDA allows new tools for testing of Zika virus|
|Top stories: Disappearing Zika, tricky eclipses, and the world’s oldest ice cores|
|'Herd immunity' may be curbing U.S. Zika numbers|
Zika virus tied to neurological issues in adults
Adults infected with the Zika virus can develop a number of serious neurological conditions, a new study finds.
Zika has all but disappeared in the Americas. Why?
One. That is the total number of locally transmitted Zika cases confirmed in the continental United States this year, as of mid-August. That single case, recorded on 26 July in Hidalgo County in Texas, which borders Mexico, contrasts with hundreds of cases of local transmission last year. Better control of Zika's vector, the Aedes aegypti mosquito that thrives in the hotter, southern part of the country, doesn't explain the dearth of cases. Nor are other factors such as climate change at work, experts say. Instead, Zika cases have plummeted in Latin America and the Caribbean, where the virus raged over the past 2 years, and much of the population is now immune to it. That, in turn, means fewer infected people entering the United States, reducing the chances of mosquitoes spreading the virus to susceptible people. The respite, experts say, could last for years.
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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