|Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter||May 18, 2018|
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Nurses’ safety is crucial to ensure quality patient care : Experts
With the theme of this year’s International Nurses Day being ‘Health is a Human Right’, industry experts have come together to highlight the importance of nurses’ safety in healthcare.
Mumbai, May 12, 2018 : With the theme of this year’s International Nurses Day being ‘Health is a Human Right’, industry experts have come together to highlight the importance of nurses’ safety in healthcare.They argue that nurses act as the foundation in any healthcare setting and are critical to the delivery of quality care and improved patient outcomes. This means that the health and safety of nurses are directly related to the health of the patients.
To encourage the need for creating a safety environment for nurses, Becton Dickinson India (BD), a global medical technology company leading in patient and healthcare worker safety, is driving a nation-wide campaign on International Nurses Day, to enhance awareness regarding healthcare workers safety. The campaign is being driven in 60 hospitals across the country and is engaging around 5000 healthcare professionals. The organisation is also felicitating 400 nursing heads, to acknowledge their contribution and efforts.
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.
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Court overturns conviction of HIV-positive man who didn't disclose status
The Nova Scotia Court of Appeal in Halifax has overturned the conviction of an HIV-positive man who failed to disclose his condition to sexual partners.
Claude Allan Thompson was convicted of two counts of sexual assault causing bodily harm for having unprotected sex with two women in December 2011. He was sentenced to 30 months in prison and his name was put in the National Sex Offender Registry.
But Thompson appealed his conviction and in the course of preparing for the appeal, the Crown acknowledged that the trial judge made a mistake in convicting him.
East Africa aims to eliminate HIV/Aids, preventable Maternal and Child Deaths by 2030
The Chairperson of the EAC Sectoral Council of Ministers of Health and Minister of State Health in the Republic of Uganda Sarah Opendi has said that the region is committed to eliminate HIV/AIDs and preventable maternal and child deaths by 2030. Opendi urged stakeholders to work diligently to build consensus in the health sector in order to build the health of the EAC population. Opendi was speaking during the official opening of the 1st EAC Roundtable on investing in Health Infrastructure, systems, services and research for the accelerated attainment of Universal Health coverage and sustainable development at the Speke Resort Munyonyo, in Kampala, Uganda
HIV in Russia Is on the Rise as Experts Claim It Has the Highest Rate of Cases in 2017
In Russia, incidents of HIV are growing faster than anywhere else — making HIV in Russia a real threat to the entire population. While UNAIDS (the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS) data say Russia is behind South Africa and Nigeria, PEPFAR (The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief) experts have concluded that Russia has the highest rate of HIV cases in 2017.
According to Dr. Vadim Pokrovsky, Head of the Federal Scientific and Methodological Center for Prevention and Control of AIDS in Russia, there are about 100,000 new HIV cases per year. And despite available treatments like PrEP, the number of people dying from AIDS is on the rise. In 2014, 12,000 people died; in 2015, 15,000 and 18,500 in 2016.
1,131 Pregnant Women Test Positive To HIV In Lagos
The Lagos state commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris, has disclosed that no fewer than 1,131 pregnant women have tested positive to the dreaded and incurable HIV disease.
Speaking at a ministerial news conference in Alausa, Lagos state, Idris disclosed that in the last one year, 38,791 pregnant women were tested for HIV, out of which 1,131 of them tested positive.
He said the test was carried out from the money received from Global Fund to tackle HIV issues in the state.
“This first phase of the grant was described as the pilot phase and it was agreed that the success of Lagos State in this phase would be a benchmark for which the Global Fund would be in a position to implement in other states in the country for implementation and indeed other sub-national entities world-wide for program implementation.”
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|Officials show off new technology used to fight mosquitoes with Zika, West Nile|
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|Lab-confirmed prenatal exposure to Zika is linked to cardiac defects in infants|
|Officials show off new technology used to fight mosquitoes with Zika, West Nile|
|Inside Brazil’s struggle to treat thousands of kids born with a Zika-linked syndrome|
|Workers taking action on Zika|
|The Red Cross Wants to Stop Universally Screening Blood Donations for Zika|
|Dengue 'hot spots' provide map to chikungunya and Zika outbreaks|
|Talking Zika: As mosquito season nears, health officials gather to share resources|
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Rise in Ebola cases feared as outbreak in Congo spreads
The deadly virus was detected in the Democratic Republic of Congo's northwest city of Mbandaka, with a population of a million people, the health minister revealed last night.
Ebola latest: WHO poised to declare outbreak 'international emergency'
WHO has called for a crunch meeting tomorrow as bosses consider declaring the latest Ebola outbreak a "public health emergency of international concern".
VANISHPOINT® BLOOD COLLECTION TUBE HOLDER
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,
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