Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter December 7, 2012
Needlestick & Sharps Injuries
Ground-Breaking Workplace Safety Benefit Designed to Protect Nurses from ... - Infection Control Today
Needle injuries at work doubled in past decade - Nursing Times
Radiometer's safePICO70 syringes ensure compliance - Hospital Healthcare Europe
Indraprastha Apollo Hospital Marks World AIDS Day With Symposium, Quiz ... - PR Newswire (press release)
Foremost Needlestick Experts Join Safe in Common to Present Online ... - PR Newswire (press release)
K-Shield™ Port Access Infusion Needle
Kawasumi brings you K-Shield, a totally integrated device for optimal non-coring Huber needle stick protection. K-Shield complies with all OSHA standards and has unmatched advantages.
It’s been carefully designed with user needs in mind. For example, it’s clinician friendly and easy to use, especially when activating the safety mechanism.
HIV
HIV/Aids: Tibakanya leads a positive life 12 years later - Daily Monitor
Couples HIV Testing and Counselling Prompts Rapid Switch to Consistent ... - TheBody.com
Tammy Van Dyke, Mom, Breastfeeds Wrong Baby After Hospital Mix-Up (VIDEO) - Huffington Post
What you don't know about HIV tests - RedEye Chicago (blog)
HIV Aids stigma persists, Alliance - Irish Times
Risk of Heart Disease Higher in Kids with HIV - MedPage Today
Public Health Bill entrenches HIV/AIDS discrimination - Mmegi Online
A promising technology to prevent HIV and unwanted pregnancy - Los Angeles Times
Benita Terrell, Student And Peer Counselor, Reveals What HIV Looks Like - Huffington Post
Magnetic Retriever
The reusable Magnetic Retriever is used for the safe retrieval of dropped needles, blades, instruments and other sharps or metallic objects during and after surgery.
This product has been specifically designed to retrieve dropped needles, blades and instruments that are frequently too difficult to find and hard to pick up from the operating room floor.
HEPATITIS
Lebanese Gives Hope to HIV, Hepatitis C Patients with 'Groundbreaking Cure' - Naharnet
Exeter Hospital Avoids Punishment After Hepatitis C Outbreak - Patch.com
China Labor Force Issues: Hepatitis B Virus and Infectious Diseases - China Briefing
Traveling Med Tech Blamed For Hepatitis C Spread Pleads Not Guilty - CBS Local
Ex-hospital worker indicted in hepatitis C infections - CNN
Qlicksmart CASSETTE 3in1 - Features & Benefits
  • Small and compact - saves space!
  • The CASSETTE is sterilised and ready for use
  • Contains 3 units of Qlicksmart single blade remover cartridge per set
  • Single-handed "passive" activation - keeping hands out of harms way
  • Blade contained upon removal to enable safe disposal in an approved sharps container, eliminating injuries to downstream staff
  • Puncture resistant cartridge so you know you're safe
 
WEST NILE
Cold weather eases West Nile concerns after active season - witf.org
West Nile virus battle takes toll on Aberdeen woman - AberdeenNews.com
Highland Park saw county's highest rate of severe West Nile infections, Dallas ... - Dallas Morning News
Dallas City Council updates West Nile outbreak. The hardest hit? You might be ... - Dallas Morning News (blog)
15th case of West Nile Virus identified in Escambia County - Pensacola News Journal
West Nile Virus Alert for Escambia County, Florida - WKRG-TV
Arlington Teen Struggling With West Nile Virus - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
IN THE NEWS
11TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL SHARPS INJURY PREVENTION AWARENESS MONTH
It occurs in just a fraction of a second -- first, you are taking a routine blood sample and then the patient moves and the needle slips, sticking the potentially infected needle deep into the base of your thumb. As a result, you could contract HIV and die! This scene or similar scenes occur to an estimated 2,000,000 healthcare workers worldwide every year! These injuries could be prevented if workers were aware and had access to safer needle and other safety devices. That is one reason that ISIPS, the International Sharps Injury Prevention Societyis promoting the 11th Annual International Sharps Injury Prevention Awareness Month in December 2012
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VANISHPOINT® SYRINGE

  • 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

  • One-handed activation 

  • Color coded for gauge size

SMART TRAINING LLC LAUNCHES BIG EDUCATION AND TRAINING EFFORT FOR INTERNATIONAL SHARPS AWARENESS AND PREVENTION MONTH.
SMART TRAINING supports the Sharps Prevention Awareness campaign that was created by the International Sharps Injury Prevention Society. The Awareness campaign is in the 11th year of raising awareness on the importance of education, training and safe product development to reduce injuries of workers relating to Sharps and Bloodborne Pathogens.  Smart Training has created educational materials and Online training modules which offer fast and efficient certification to the Medical and Dental community as well as anyone else that requires Bloodborne Pathogen and Sharps Injury Prevention training.  During December Smart Training is offering a 50% discount on all Sharps related online training modules.  Go to Smart Training's Products Page Promo code: ISPM2012 for any of Smart Training Sharps and Bloodborne Pathgen modules.
 
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SIMPLE MEASURES CUT INFECTIONS CAUGHT IN HOSPITALS
Preventing surgery-linked infections is a major concern for hospitals and it turns out some simple measures can make a big difference.
 
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STUDY ON SAFEST HOSPITALS SHOWS SOME SURPRISING RESULTS
A study by The Leapfrog Group shows that out of 49 states, Massachusetts and Maine have the most "A" grade hospitals at 83 and 80 percent respectively. Trailing at the bottom of the class are New Mexico's hospitals: Only seven percent of the state's establishments make the top grade.
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JOEY MEDICAL CLAMP UMBILLICAL CORD CUTTER

Cuts and Clamps the Umbilical Cord 


With an emphasis on safety and ease of use, the Joey Spray Guard is a delivery system that cuts and clamps both the maternal and infant sides of the umbilical cord and leaves the cute Joey Clamp on the infant.

Reduces the Spray 
The Joey Spray Guard provides a concurrent clamping and cutting action that shields the caregiver from blood spray.  This advanced, ergonomically designed product will change the face of delivery.

QUEBEC MAN WHO PUT DIRTY NEEDLES IN GARMENTS JAILED 4 YEARS - JUDGE TAKES INTO ACCOUNT 'STATE OF TERROR' CAUSED IN SHERBROOKE
Claude Létourneau was sentenced to four years in prison after he was found guilty of stashing needles in garments at clothing stores.  The Sherbrooke, Que., man convicted of leaving bloody needles in garment pockets in several clothing stores was sentenced to four years in prison on Thursday..
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HEMA-QUEBEC ISSUES BLOOD ALERT
Hema-Quebec has issued an alert to hospitals and blood banks across the province about possibly contaminated blood products. The agency has discovered that the bags containing the blood products may have been punctured during the production process, creating a contamination risk. 
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MICRONEEDLE PATCH COULD BOOST IMMUNIZATION PROGRAMS
Measles vaccine given with painless and easy-to-administer microneedle patches can immunize against measles at least as well as vaccine given with conventional hypodermic needles.
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OUR CORPORATE MEMBERS
Please click on any ISIPS member below to view their sharps safety products!
B.SAFE NEEDLE SAFETY SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM

 

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 B.safe syringe system, when properly activated, will shield the exposed needle. 


  System Benefits

     • Mitigates glass flange breakage
     • Bulk packaging enables automated assembly
     • Designed to prevent pre-activation
     • Uses standard plunger rods
     • Tamper resistant

 
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