|Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter||October 13, 2017|
|Swedish journalist Kim Wall's torso was stabbed with syringes during submarine killing, prosecutors say|
|Needlestick injuries: Education is key|
Needlestick Prevention Training Video
Highlighting the five most frequent needlestick scenarios, this training video instructs frontline healthcare staff on on how to avoid needlesticks
Preventing Unsafe Injection Practices
Safe Injection Practices are a set of recommendations within Standard Precautions, which are the foundation for preventing transmission of infections during patient care in all healthcare settings including hospitals, long-term care facilities, ambulatory care, home care and hospice.
Proven Needle Stick Protection Needle Resistant Gloves
HexArmor Needle-Resistant PPE is proven needlestick technology used by some of the largest recycling and hospital waste companies in the world. Our needle-resistant gloves and arm guards are tested with actual needles to ensure maximum protection from needlesticks. Ask our customers of over 5 years- we are the most trusted source for needle protection
Zip® Surgical Skin Closure
Fast, non-invasive alternative to staples, sutures and glue
The Zip® is unique solution to the speed vs. cosmetic outcome tradeoff made by surgeons today with conventional staples and sutures. The adjustable, reversible device makes skin closure a fast and easy process, and the flexible, extendible design flexes with patient movement for patient comfort while protecting the incision from extrinsic forces caused by patient movement.
The Zip® provides secure skin layer closure for surgical incisions of any length. The device is available in several lengths, and each device may be cut with scissors for shorter incisions, or combined for longer incisions. The Zip® is applied at the skin layer after deeper, tension-reducing suture layers are applied.
|New California Law Reduces Penalty for Knowingly Exposing Someone to HIV|
|California Shouldn’t Make It Easier For HIV-Positive People Like Me To Give Blood And Have Risky Sex|
|Reengineered immune system cells show early promise against HIV|
|Prince Harry gave a speech about Princess Diana’s famous handshake with a man with HIV|
|Church offers breakfast and hepatitis A shots|
|San Diego waterways are not being tested for hepatitis amid health crisis|
|Hepatitis A Outbreak in California Leads to State of Emergency|
Santa Barbara Doctor Surrenders Medical Licenses After Hepatitis C Outbreak
The Santa Barbara doctor whose office was responsible for transmitting Hepatitis C to at least four patients has surrendered his licenses to practice medicine in California and Oregon. Dr. Allen Thomashefsky specialized in regenerative injection therapy, which is treatment for chronic pain caused by unhealed injuries around cartilage, joints and muscles.
Blood donations needed in wake of hurricane
People in the path of Hurricane Harvey have survived the darkest days and are now beginning the clean-up and recovery. Texas blood centers are thanking independent blood centers across the country, including Community Blood Center, for being part of the relief effort. On Monday, Aug. 28 CBC learned that Coastal Bend Blood Center in Corpus Christi and Gulf Coast Blood Center in Houston were both in need of blood. Coastal Bend had resumed collections, but the local population was just beginning to return and was struggling with flood damage. Gulf Coast was unable to reopen and resume collections until the end of the week at best. CBC sent an initial shipment of 60 units, including 45 unit of type O, to Coastal Bend and it arrived Tuesday morning.
|Two Confirmed Human West Nile cases detected in eastern Coachella Valley|
|Yukon Man Hospitalized With West Nile Virus|
|West Nile cases in Georgia drop in September, but the virus is still a danger|
|Sen. Bill Nelson tells CDC 'Zika outbreak isn't over'|
|Florida Reports First Local Transmission of Zika Virus in 2017|
|Combination Of El Niño And 2016 Ecuador Earthquake Likely Worsened Zika Outbreak|
|Single case of locally transmitted Zika virus confirmed by Florida health department|
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.
A Silent Epidemic of Needle Injuries
Surgical students are frequently stuck by needles, but many students don’t bother reporting the injuries, a new study found.
ScrubSafe Sharps Transfer Device.
The ScrubSafe Sharps Transfer Device can be used to safely pass 99% of sharps between members of the operating theatre teams during surgery ensuring minima
Streets Sprayed With Bleach as State Of Emergency Declared In California Hepatitis A Outbreak
A month after San Diego began street-bleaching in an effort to control its spread, Governor Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency as California'
CDC Agrees That Person with Undetectable HIV Cannot Transmit the Virus
The agency has adopted the widely accepted position that an HIV-positive person with an undetectable viral load cannot pass the virus through unprotected sex.
Built-in safety mechanism is activated by fully depressing plunger while needle is still in patient
Once activated, needle is automatically retracted from patient, virtually eliminating exposure
Requires minimal training
Safe, efficient disposal
Color coded for gauge size
1cc, 3cc, 5cc, and 10cc syringe sizes available, in a variety of needle gauges and lengths.
CLICKZIP SAFETY SRYINGE
The ClickZip™ Needle Retractable Safety Syringe is a new and globally patented Swiss technology active,
The ClickZip™ Needle Retractable Safety Syringe is simple to operate which is why the technology is so valuable. Minimal or no extra training is required to use this product.
Using the ClickZip syringe is easy - a simple
Step 1: Shown is the ClickZip™ as it is packaged. Make sure the needle is fixed tight and then use the standard aseptic technique to DRAW out the medication and fill the syringe.
Step 2: INJECT the medication by fully depressing the plunger to the end of the syringe barrel to engage the locking mechanism. The user should be able to feel and hear a ‘CLICK’.
Step 3: ZIP the plunger back to retract the needle safely back into the barrel. The needle will tilt to one side and prevent the needle being able to be pushed out again, preventing reuse or needlestick injury.
Step 4: SNAP off the plunger at the breaking point. ClickZip™ is now disabled and cannot be reused. Discard the complete unit as per regulations require.
With less waste, a safer mechanism, and no need for special sharps disposal units, and the potential for needle reuse or needlestick injury greatly reduced,
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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