|Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter||October 26, 2018|
|Needle exchange program a concern for Kingston-area correctional service officers|
|The global Needle Destroyer Market has been segmented on the basis of product, end users, and geography.|
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|The media need to stop bashing doctors|
|Infection fears after police officer pricked by used syringe during arrest|
|Boy, 2, forced to have HIV test after finding dirty needle in Wetherspoons pub|
|Toddler hurt by discarded needle in Wetherspoon pub|
|Needlestick injuries common in trash and recycling facilities: report|
|RedHawk buys needle destruction technology|
|The safety imperative for prefilled syringes|
|Governor Brown Signs into Law a Statewide Drug and Needle Take-Back Program to Be Paid for by Producers|
Box of dozens of used syringes turned over to Homer police
A Homer-area resident turned over to police a box containing more than 100 used syringes collected on the small peninsula jutting from the town, police said.
An employee of North Star Terminal handed over the syringes earlier this month that were picked up over a few days on the Homer Spit, the Homer News reported Thursday.
It's common for people to dump syringes at the sites where they use intravenous drugs, Homer Police Chief Mark Robl said. City employees also often find syringes in public restrooms, he said.
Robl advises people to use caution when finding needles because used syringes carry the risk of spreading communicable diseases like hepatitis and HIV. People can contact Homer police if they come across used syringes and are not comfortable with picking them up.
Needlesticks: Avoiding the Hazard
During her second day on the job, the newly minted RN was tending to a febrile patient in the ICU and preparing to give him a shot of insulin. Because the patient was thin, she pinched a fold of flesh on his abdomen between her thumb and forefinger, as she’d been trained to do—but when she inserted the syringe it poked right through the patient into her own finger.
“He just looked at me and said, ‘oh, honey,’” the nurse recalled in an anonymous posting in an online discussion board for nurses. “That rang in my head the whole time as I was bleeding the puncture and washing my hands. Oh honey, indeed.”
She’s not alone. Nurses, not surprisingly, comprise the largest percentage of the estimated hundreds of thousands of U.S. health care workers who experience a needlestick injury on the job every year and run the risk of acquiring more than 20 diseases, including Hepatitis B (HBV), Hepatitis C (HCV), and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).
Nursing students are a vulnerable group at risk of needlestick injury
Occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogen is a significant risk to health-care workers. In any teaching hospital apart from regular health-care workers and employees, there are significant population of students and trainee. It is important to assess the health-care worker in hospital which has maximum chances of exposure to these pathogens.
Infection fears after police officer pricked by used syringe during arrest-The officer now faces an agonising wait to see if he has been infected with any diseases or viruses
A police officer faces an agonising wait to find out if he has been infected, after suffering a "needle stick" injury while making an arrest in Coventry. Officers were on patrol in Middle Ride, Willenhall , when they spotted a man who was wanted on suspicion of a number of offences.
But after arresting the man, an officer had his finger pricked with a used needle while searching him. It is believed that the incident took place on the evening of Saturday, October 20.
Chang School removes assignment dropbox after used syringes found inside
The Chang School assignment dropbox was removed after needles were found inside it twice in AugustChang School students have one less option when it comes to submitting assignments this year, after used syringes were found in the Victoria Street building’s dropbox over the summer.
The university officially removed the dropbox on Aug. 13, which was located outside on the north side of the Chang School near Lake Devo, after needles were found in the box on two separate occasions one week earlier. Instead of dropping off assignments in the physical box, students have to submit work online via Brightspace by D2L or email, or by physical hard-copy to instructors. “We found [needles] in Lake Devo in the water area behind the Chang School, we found them near the rocks. We’d have camps of kids here sometimes, even young people take their shoes off. So it’s a bad situation for all,” said Marie Bountrogianni, the dean of the Chang School.
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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|Officials remind pregnant women to avoid Zika-affected areas|
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VANISHPOINT® BLOOD COLLECTION TUBE HOLDER
FDA FINDS FAULT WITH SOME INSULIN PEN USE DIRECTIONS
Confusion can arise when a patient has been taught to use one type of pen needle and then later tries to use another type. The problem may come down to the difference in design between safety pen needles commonly used in hospitals and the standard pen needles patients typically get at home.
Safety pen needles have a removable outer cover and a fixed inner needle shield that is not removed before an injection. Standard devices for use at home often have an outer cover plus an inner needle cover that must be removed before injection.
Hospitals use insulin pen needles that automatically re-cover and lock the needle once it has been withdrawn from the skin to protect staff from needlestick injuries and to guard against reuse of needles, according to the nonprofit Institute for Safe Medication Practices.
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.
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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