Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter December 14, 2012
Needlestick & Sharps Injuries
Twelve mark once-in-a-lifetime date with blood donation - Bakersfield Californian
Ground-Breaking Workplace Safety Benefit Designed to Protect Nurses from ... - Infection Control Today
Needle injuries at work doubled in past decade - Nursing Times
Indraprastha Apollo Hospital Marks World AIDS Day With Symposium, Quiz ... - International Business Times (press release)
Foremost Needlestick Experts Join Safe in Common to Present Online ... - Melodika.net (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
Herpes, HIV and the hotbed of an epidemic - The Grio
Sailors, Marines with HIV can serve overseas - Navy News | News from ... - NavyTimes.com
TB vaccine tested in infants of HIV-positive mothers - FierceVaccines
Combating HIV: The future of therapeutic vaccines - FierceVaccines
Doctors Using HIV to Treat Cancer | Video - ABC News - ABC News
40 CEOs call on countries to lift HIV travel bans - CNN - Canada
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
TOGO: Focus on hepatitis - IRINnews.org
Health News - More awareness needed of hepatitis B and C - Netdoctor
Why the CDC's new hepatitis C recommendations for boomers are a no-brainer - Taosnews.com
Chronic hepatitis C: new cause for optimism - Family Practice News Digital Network
Long-term hepatitis can take nearly 20 years to surface - Hindustan Times
How Hepatitis C virus harms the liver - HealthCanal.com
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
Lindale boy still battling West Nile Meningitis - KLTV
3 Huntington Beach residents among 45 OC West Nile virus cases - OCRegister
Cold weather eases West Nile concerns after active season - witf.org
Aerial Spraying Against West Nile Needs Debate - Page 1 - News - Dallas ... - Dallas Observer
Arlington Teen Struggling With West Nile Virus - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
11 New West Nile cases in Louisiana, one death - WWL
Latest West Nile Tally: 5,245 Cases, 236 Deaths - US News and World Report - U.S. News & World Report
CDC: West Nile cases, deaths still on the rise - Fox News
Worst-Ever West Nile Epidemic: What Happened? - WebMD
'Survivor' Contestant Lisa Whelchel Has West Nile - ABC News (blog)
SharpsSentinel Wall Cabinet System

 

 Your ALT-Text here

 

The SharpSentinel™ Wall Cabinet System secure sharps containers in a sturdy locked enclosure. SharpSentinel™ wall cabinets are perfect for use in patient rooms, exam rooms, physician and dentist offices, and any other areas where staff supervision is limited. Designed to protect staff from accidental needlesticks, this new system complies with all OSHA, NIOSH, CDC, and JCAHO requirements.
 

 Your ALT-Text here

For more information, contact Bemis Health Care Products Group at  800-558-7651

 
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
More >
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.
 
More >
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.
 
More >
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.
More >
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..
More >
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. 
More >
AIDE TAKES PLEA IN VEGAS HEPATITIS EXPOSURE CASE
A former aide at a Las Vegas outpatient clinic where authorities say patients became infected with hepatitis C in 2007 pleaded guilty Monday to felony neglect and other charges and agreed to testify against the former clinic owner.
More >
HEALTH FEARS FOR 'BACKYARD BOTOX' PATIENTS
WA's Department of Health has advised all clients of registered nurse Tiffany Fraser, of Wembley Downs, to visit their doctor for blood tests to check for a potential blood-borne virus or bacterial infection. "Ms Fraser was conducting cosmetic procedures including the injection of Botox and fillers in an unregulated environment, without any documentation of infection control practices.
More >
GREECE SEES RISE IN HIV INFECTIONS
European health officials say HIV infections among drug users in Greece have increased by more than 20 times in the past two years.
More >
BABYLANCE

Designed with many of the same innovations that have made our SurgiLance® safety lancet one of the world’s most popular needlestick solutions, babyLance® is specially designed for neonatal caregivers.

 
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

 
© Copyright 2017 International Sharps Injury Prevention Society
We practice permission marketing. If you do not wish to receive these e-mail notices
please send an email to newsletter@isips.org with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject line.
or send request to

ISIPS
6898 Maria Way
Herriman, Ut 84096