Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter December 21, 2012
Needlestick & Sharps Injuries
Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Leaves Lasting Scar on 2012 - Nashville Public Radio
Healthcare workers must put their own safety first - copanews
Lance Henricksen among stars of medical thriller 'Needlestick,' filming in Detroit - Detroit Free Press
"OUCH!!! -- I Just Got Stuck" - Dental Economics
Ground-Breaking Workplace Safety Benefit Designed to Protect Nurses from ... - Infection Control Today
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.
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
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.
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
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
SharpsSentinel Wall Cabinet System


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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.

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

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
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  • 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 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.
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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.

The number of health workers who have been exposed to a blood-borne virus while at work has doubled over the last decade.  There were 541 cases last year, up from 271 in 2002, a report from the Health Protection Agency (HPA) said.  Most of the "needle stick injuries" that exposed healthcare workers to the viruses occurred in wards, operating theatres, intensive care units and A&E units.  The HPA said a "major proportion" of the injuries were preventable. Figures show that between 2008 and 2011 five healthcare workers contracted Hepatitis C from a patient.
Dr Fortune Ncube, an expert in blood-borne viruses at the HPA, said: "These documented cases of patient-to-healthcare worker Hepatitis C infections are a stark reminder that occupational exposures can result in blood-borne virus infections.  "We are very concerned that healthcare workers are still being put at risk of these serious infections through occupational exposures, many of which are preventable."
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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.

Please click on any ISIPS member below to view their sharps safety products!


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

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