|Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter||July 20, 2018|
|A Robot May One Day Draw Your Blood|
|'Delhi needs to follow Andhra policy on Auto Disable syringes'|
|Needlestick Injuries in the Workplace|
|Greiner Bio-One Expands its Range of Safety Products for Blood Collection|
Sharps waste is considered to be any device that could possibly cut or pierce the user’s skin, including but not limited to scalpels, needles, razor blades...
Needles, batteries and animal carcasses: Loraas Recycle workers say blue bin garbage poses safety risk
The company responsible for much of Saskatoon's recycling system says garbage ending up in blue bins is causing serious safety concerns.
Hand-washing monitor can help reduce hospital infections
Health care facilities professionals learn about: Healthcare workers wear a badge that shows different lights that can let them know if their hands are properly sanitized...
What to Do if You are Stuck by a Used Needle
If you or an employee are stuck by a used needle or another sharp, don't panic. Follow these steps from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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.
|Global burden of HIV-related CVD on the rise|
|Condoms used 100% of the time prevent 91% of HIV transmission|
|HIV testing lags despite increase in cases since 2011|
|Despite complaints about HIV nonprofit, board says investigation has cleared CEO|
|Prince Harry, Elton John to launch coalition against HIV in men|
Man died 20 years after prick from infected needle
A man with a learning disability who contracted Hepatitis B from a dirty needle while gardening died due to the virus twenty years later. A man with a learning disability who contracted Hepatitis B from a dirty needle while gardening died due to the virus twenty years later.
Dermot Redmond (53) from Walkinstown Road in Dublin 12 was working at St John of God’s in Sandyford, weeding a bed of roses when the accident happened.
“He was cleaning under the roses bushes when he was pricked by a dirty needle,” his mother Bridget Redmond told an inquest into his death at Dublin Coroner’s Court.
“He was such a happy go lucky man, he was 6” 3’, always singing and he never complained.
SupraCath 5 Safety IV Catheter
The SupraCath 5 Safety IV Catheter combines blood-containment technology with fully encapsulated needle protection to help your efforts to reduce the risk of needlesick injury and comply with Occupation Safety and Heath Administration (OSHA) Bloodborne Pathogen Standard.
|Hepatitis A continues to spread around Kentucky|
|Why Aren't Prison Inmates With Hepatitis C Being Treated?|
|Kentucky students required to get hepatitis A vaccines|
|Restaurant chain deals with Hepatitis A outbreak|
|State prisons fail to offer cure to 144,000 inmates with deadly Hepatitis C|
|Hepatitis A cases hit triple digits in Cabell County|
|County seeks more hepatitis A vaccines in wake of outbreak|
|N.J. Expands Vital Hepatitis C Treatments for Medicaid Enrollees|
The benefits of proper OSHA and infection control training
Dental practices are busy places, but infection control training shouldn't be put on the back burner.
Infection-Control Compliance Hinges on Nurses' Attitudes
Changing nurses' perception of infection risk could improve compliance with infection control measures.
POLICE ISSUE PUBLIC SAFETY WARNING AFTER BOY FINDS NEEDLE AT MISSISSAUGA PARK
They say the boy came into contact with the needle, and was taken to hospital as a precaution. Officers closed the park while city crews inspected the area. Police are reminding people that if they find needles or sharps on the ground, not to try to remove them and instead to call the city's 311 line.
A police spokeswoman called it an ``isolated incident,'' but said there have been similar incidents in the past.
Nearly 2,000 Vaccinated for Hepatitis A after Dining at Hardee’s
Patrons who ate at Hardee’s restaurant on Little Rock Road in Charlotte between June 13 and 23 should receive a hepatitis A vaccination as soon as possible. Director Gibbie Harris announced today that the outbreak identified by the State and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) earlier this month in Mecklenburg County has led to five additional cases since June 6, including a Hardee’s employee diagnosed Monday.
“After consulting with the State today, we are recommending a vaccination for exposed employees and patrons who ate at the 2604 Little Rock Road location between June 13 and 23,” Harris said. “According to the CDC, the vaccine must be given within 14 days of exposure for the vaccine to be effective.”
West Virginia reports 540 cases of hepatitis A
West Virginia health officials say 540 confirmed cases of hepatitis A have been reported in the state.The Herald-Dispatch reports the Department of Health and Human Resources said 297 of the cases are in Kanawha County.
Kentucky hepatitis A outbreak nears 1,100 cases, 8 people dead
Several outbreak cases have been linked to outbreaks in California and Utah.
Ottawa clinic warns 4,600 patients of hepatitis, HIV risk over unclean equipment
Following a public health investigation, an Ottawa medical clinic has sent letters to 4,600 of its patients advising them to get tested for hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV because of issues with “improperly cleaned medical instruments” potentially dating back nearly 15 years.
“The risk is specifically around procedures that were performed with reusable medical equipment that’s used in minor surgical procedures,” Dr. Geneviève Cadieux, associate medical officer of health at Ottawa Public Health (OPH), said during a press conference Tuesday.
What’s being described as an “infection prevention and control lapse” took place at the Main Street Family Medical Centre in the suburban Ottawa community of Stittsville between Dec. 2003, when it first opened, and April 25, 2018 -- a day after a patient filed a complaint with OPH about perceived cleanliness issues at the clinic.
|Survivors share devastation, warning about West Nile|
|What Is West Nile Virus Exactly–and How Much Should You Worry About It?|
|West Nile Virus found in mosquitoes in New Orleans|
|West Nile virus found again in New Orleans mosquitoes|
|West Nile virus detected in Orleans Parish mosquitoes|
|An Ebola Outbreak Has Just Been Stopped. Here’s What It Tells Us About Containing Epidemics.|
|Ebola survivors suffer 'severe' neurological and psychiatric effects, new study finds|
|Ebola Leaves Lingering Neurological Effects|
|Spanish researchers develop five-strain Ebola vaccine|
|If we really want to eradicate diseases such as Ebola, we need a new strategy|
|Ebola virus outbreak likely over in Congo, WHO says|
|Uganda: No Zika Virus in Uganda, Government Hits Back At WHO|
|Mosquito Species in California Could Transmit Zika Virus, Study Finds|
|Dog-to-Human Superbug? New Zika Risk for Infants; Baby Wash Bacteria|
|Two Zika cases confirmed in Williamson County, how to avoid the virus|
|What happened to Zika?|
|FDA: No Need to Test Donated Blood for Zika|
|Zika Risks Could Be Higher Than Originally Thought, Research Suggests|
|FDA eases blood-screening rules for Zika, citing drop in cases|
THE IMPORTANCE OF PREVENTING SHARPS AND NEEDLE STICK INJURIES
Needle stick injuries are wounds caused by needles that accidentally puncture the skin. Sharps basically include any object that is able to cut the skin, such as scalpels, razor blades, scissors, metal wire, pins, staples, cutters, and glass items.Needle stick and sharps injuries are a major hazard for people who work with hypodermic syringes and other needle equipment. They may happen at any time of using, disassembling, or disposal.
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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