|Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter||August 3, 2018|
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Here is how to handle sharps on the farm - It was reported that over 80% of farmers have accidentally stuck themselves with a needle
Due to concerns about blood-borne pathogens, there are clear guidelines for the disposal of sharps used in people. But what happens to all the used sharps used in agriculture? Where are they stored? Can they be thrown in the household trash? Are there general guidelines or recommendations for disposal?
One of the early initiatives for the Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center was researching needlestick injuries in animal agriculture and “best practices” for prevention of needlestick injuries. It was reported that over 80% of farmers1 (Jennissen, Wallace et al. 2011.) have accidentally stuck themselves with a needle, prompting UMASH to develop educational materials related to needlestick prevention in agricultural settings.
A recent UMASH review of veterinary sharps disposal documented the county level resources in both Minnesota and South Dakota. The Upper Midwest overall has a number of swine, dairy, beef operations who use sharps for vaccination and disease treatments. We observed that there were some variations in recommendations from state to state with respect to sharps disposal.
What to know to handle dairy cattle and avoid injury
If you've grown up on a farm or grown up working with large animals, you probably intuitively know how to act around cows. But for someone who hasn't grown up around these large animals, it can be intimidating and dangerous.
That's why it's important to have the right words, tools and training methods to teach people how to work safely with animals, explained Libby Eiholzer, a bilingual dairy specialist with Cornell Cooperative Extension. Eiholzer provided points for those who aren't familiar with handling cows during a New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health (NYCAMH) webinar provided by AgriSafe... Using needles safely
On a farm, injections are used for a lot of different things, some which might not be too bad for people and some that could be bad. But even just a needle stick can be serious. It's a puncture wound and could get infected.
"Farms aren't clean environments," Eiholzer said.
The injury should be reported and treated appropriately. Trying to recap the needle increases the risk of injury.
"It's so easy to miss the little opening of the caps and end up pricking yourself instead," said Eiholzer.
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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Hepatitis A scare keeps inmates out of court
A group of McCracken County Jail inmates didn’t make it to court Thursday because of a hepatitis A scare. The scare centered around an inmate who was taken to the jail Monday. The McCracken County Sheriff’s Department learned Thursday that inmate has hepatitis A.As a precaution, that inmate and other who had been exposed did not go to court.A judge rescheduled their court dates.A hepatitis A outbreak is ongoing in Kentucky and other states.
Jail inmates get hepatitis A vaccine to prevent potential outbreak
Hamilton County Justice Center inmates are getting vaccinated for hepatitis A after four were diagnosed with the infection that inflames the liver and can cause liver disease.
Cincinnati Health, Hamilton County Public Health departments and the jail are working together to get the inmates vaccinated, officials said Thursday.
Hamilton County Sheriff's Office spokesman David Daugherty said that NavCare, the jail's primary medical care contractor, is taking the lead on evaluating and addressing the cases of hepatitis A.
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World Dodgeball Association & NeedleSmart
The World Dodgeball Association is delighted to announce that NeedleSmart is a new Official Partner.
The partnership will support the future development of Dodgeball across the World and will support new projects that the World Dodgeball Association will unveil later this year.
Needlesmart is a unique and patented device to destroy Hypodermic Needles preventing many needle stick injuries and contracting diseases through the injuries. See more about their market leading technology on www.needlesmart.com.
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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