|Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter||August 17, 2018|
|Oban's drug problem highlighted by bags of dirty needles dumped on construction site|
|Porcupine Health Unit provides needle collection box downtown|
|Credence MedSystems raises $13m to support syringe systems|
|Mother claims 1-year-old son injured at day care|
|WATCH: Indy man diagnosed with hepatitis C years after getting routine tonsillectomy|
|Health Unit provides needle collection box|
|Health department offers free needles|
Needle and syringe finds raise questions in Fort Smith
Two people claim to have found needles and syringes discarded on Fort Smith’s Calder Avenue.
Shari Murphy McArthur shared on Facebook her discovery of a syringe while walking to work on August 8, while Laura Hunter posted her daughter had found a needle the day prior.
“She knew not to touch it,” Hunter said of her nine-year-old. “It’s very scary and it’s the first time we have seen or heard of any needles laying around Smith.”
A spokesperson for Fort Smith RCMP said they “have not received any reports of needles/syringes found or request for assistance.” Unless a needle was being used in a threatening manner, RCMP said, the issue is a public health matter outside of their jurisdiction.
Lisa Giovanetto, spokesperson for the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA), said authority staff in Fort Smith had “not encountered or been informed of concerns with needles and syringes found in the general community area.”
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.
Video - How would you prevent needle stick injury?
How would you prevent needle stick injury - Find out!
Video - Needle Stick and sharps prevention in the dental office
Training video on engineering controls to prevent needle stick or sharps injury in a dental office.
Dad finds toddler holding used needle in Cornish park
A Cornish dad has found his two-year-old clutching a used needle on a trip to the park.
Thomas Galea has been patrolling ever since the toddler picked one up in Penzance.
He is worried play areas are becoming a hotspot for heroin users, after clearing almost 200 in a matter of weeks.
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.
|New HIV diagnoses in Chicago hit record low|
|U.S. Efforts to Combat HIV and AIDS|
|AIDS Walk & Run's "This Is Me" campaign hopes to destigmatize HIV|
|An aspirin a day may keep HIV away, study finds|
|D.C. is beating HIV/AIDS. There’s no excuse to drop the ball now.|
|HIV, syphilis screening low with ED-diagnosed PID in adolescents|
|No new hepatitis A cases reported in the county|
|Bevo XIV died from bovine leukemia. His body is helping researchers fight human hepatitis C.|
|74 Cases Of Hepatitis A Confirmed In Nashville Since December|
|Hepatitis A outbreak continues to grow in Nashville|
|Hepatitis A vaccine clinics held in Fort Smith|
|State agency issues 2nd hepatitis alert|
|Less Hepatitis C cases in Tippecanoe than last year|
|Red Lobster employee in Arkansas tests positive for hepatitis A, health department confirms|
|Prevent hepatitis before it ensnares you|
|Inmate at Montgomery Co. Jail tests positive for hepatitis A|
|Little Caesars employee in Arkansas tests positive for hepatitis A, health department warns|
Sufferers who received hepatitis C-infected kidneys cured of the virus
Twenty sufferers who volunteered to get transplants of kidneys contaminated with hepatitis C have now survived the operation and been cured of the virus.
Practically 100,000 People are ready for kidneys, and lots of treasured donated organs are thrown away as a result of they’ve the curable an infection.
After transplants, the sufferers’ new organs are working high quality because of remedy that removed the virus, the College of Pennsylvania researchers reported Monday.
WARNING: Dental Patients Urged To Undergo Blood Tests For Hepatitis B, C and HIV Precautionary tests are being recommended for anyone who was treated at the Sydney practice in the last 35 years.
Patients of a dental practice at Haberfield in Sydney's inner-west are being advised to visit their GP to be tested for blood-borne viruses, following the dentist's suspension from practice.
Dr James Pok-Yan Ng was suspended after an inspection confirmed concerns that cleaning and sterilisation practices at the Haberfield surgery breached Dental Board of Australia guidelines.
Patients who have been treated at the clinic in the last 35 years are being asked to take precautionary tests for Hepatitis B, C and HIV.
Patients of a Sydney dental clinic potentially exposed to HIV and hepatitis
Patients of a Sydney dental clinic potentially exposed to HIV and hepatitis
Up to 10,000 patients in Sydney are being asked to get a blood test after they were potentially exposed to HIV and hepatitis at a dental clinic. The dentist in charge of the Haberfield practice, Dr James Pok-Yan Ng, was suspended last month for breaching standard infection controls. An investigation by the Dental Council of NSW and NSW Health was prompted by a patient complaint in late June. Up to ten thousand patients being told to get a blood test because of potential exposure to HIV and hepat...
Indy man diagnosed with hepatitis C years after getting routine tonsillectomy
A routine tonsillectomy in the 1980s changed one Indianapolis man’s life forever after he learned years later that he contracted hepatitis C from a blood transfusion he received following that surgery.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, before 1992 hepatitis C was commonly spread through blood transfusions and organ transplants.
Importance of prevention strategies in safety
A video originally shared in April in support of the World Day for Health and Safety at work in order to raise awareness of the importance of training children to become more safety conscious.
Used Needles reported in children's play park
Police have issued a warning to parents amid reports of used needles left in a children's play park in Liskeard.
Officers said the council was arranging to clean the area at Castle Park. Officers are uring anyone who has seen anthing in recent weeks to report it.
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|Why West Nile risk is at the highest levels since 2012 outbreak|
|Ohio West Nile virus activity highest since 2012|
|West Nile fever outbreak claims three lives in northeast Italy|
|West Nile Found in Two RI Communities|
|1st Human West Nile Cases of Season Confirmed in Connecticut|
|Greek authorities urge vigilance over West Nile fever outbreak|
|Ebola in a war zone: what could go wrong?|
|Sustained US preparedness needed for Ebola and other pan-epidemic threats|
|Ebola outbreak in Congo claims more lives, vaccinations underway|
|Ten dead in Ebola flareup in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo|
|Congo-Kinshasa: Another Ebola Outbreak in Congo, This Time in a Conflict Zone|
|New Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo kills 37 in first week|
|Ebola virus experts discover powerful, new approach for future therapeutics|
|Big Data: The impacts of Zika|
|Mom sounds alarm after son born with birth defects from Zika virus|
|Zika prevention begins with educated and empowered patients|
|1 in 7 children of Zika-infected moms have health issues, study finds|
|First Look At How Zika Babies Are Faring As They Grow Up Is Sobering In Breadth Of Health Problems|
|Zika may harm nearly 1 in 7 babies exposed to the virus in the womb|
|One in 7 Babies Exposed to Zika Have Health Problems, CDC Says|
|1 in 7 Babies Exposed to Zika in the Womb Have Health Problems|
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,
NEEDLESMART PROFESSIONAL PH
A product designed specifically for the Phlebotomy market. Taking the contaminated sharp and associated parts at the point of use. The NeedleSmart Ph will destroy the sharp, separate the constituent parts, and sort them into specific waste streams ready for downstream disposal.
The NeedleSmart range has the potential to:
Charging figures: Full charging - 1p to charge. Melt 300 needles - 0.5p
12.5p / kWhr
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