|Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter||February 15, 2019|
|Smart Syringe Market Is Thriving Worldwide | Becton, Dickinson, Cardinal Health, Terumo Medical - Master Journal|
|Vein Illuminator Market Synopsis and Highlights, Key Findings, Major Companies Analysis and Forecast to 2023 | Market Research Future - Press Release - Digital Journal|
|Prevent needlestick and sharps injuries | 2018-12-20 - Safety+Health magazine|
|60 tons of hazardous medical waste pile up daily in southern Tehran - Tehran Times|
|Safety Needles Market is Slated to Touch a Value of US$ 7765.7 Million by 2027 - The Future Gadgets|
|Catalogue of broken bones, cuts and bruises for NHS Tayside staff - The Courier|
|At least 15 pupils are stabbed with an 'insulin needle' by a classmate - Daily Mail|
|Horror at Wales school as '15 children stabbed’ with insulin needle - Express|
|'Needle Know-How' webinar gets to the point - National Hog Farmer|
|B. Braun Launches Safety Engineered Port Access Needle - GlobeNewswire|
|Needlestick Injuries in the Workplace - Lawyers.com Blog|
|Needlestick Injury – Is it just a prick? - Dental News Pakistan|
|What Should I Do If I Get a Needlestick? - The Hospitalist Online|
|Needlesticks: Avoiding the Hazard - DailyNurse|
|Hospital fined for exposing employees to needle-stick injuries - NJ.com|
|Protection from Needle Stick Injuries in Insulin Injections - Emergency-Live|
|'New vigor' needed to reduce needlestick injuries, health care group says - Safety+Health magazine|
|EU rules bring greater protection from needlestick injuries - Nursing Times|
|Good News for Clinical Labs and Phlebotomists: Safety-engineered Devices Reduce Needlestick Injuries - DARKDaily.com - Laboratory News|
|Potentially dangerous needlestick injuries often go unreported - News-Medical.net|
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.
|Parents are right to be concerned about young kids being tested for HIV | Jenice Armstrong|
|Central Missouri sees spike in HIV diagnoses|
|Pentagon discriminates against HIV-positive service members, suit claims|
|Menstrual Changes and HIV|
|AIDS—an approach for targeting HIV reservoirs|
|What's New in the U.S. HIV Clinical Guidelines|
|2 U.S. Airmen Sue Pentagon, Say They Were Discharged For Being HIV-Positive|
|Pennsylvania middle school students offered pizza in exchange for HIV testing: report|
Top 10 HIV and hepatitis C stories of 2018
From the good news to the bad, below are the top 10 stories that made headlines in 2018, as determined by our readers.
|San Diego Health Official Defends Response to Hepatitis A Outbreak|
|Hepatitis C Cases Cluster in States Hit Hard by Opioids|
|Hepatitis A Cases Spike in Marion County|
|State audit faults county's slow response to deadly hepatitis A crisis|
|Hepatitis C and drug abuse often go hand in hand, but screening for infection lags|
|San Diego County knew hepatitis A outbreak would be one of 'worst' ever, audit finds|
|Health expert says hepatitis C could be eliminated quickly in Scotland|
|Fearing widespread hepatitis A outbreak among homeless population, El Paso County goes on offensive|
Med Clips - What you need to know about hepatitis C
We invite you to watch this informative presentation by Kingman Regional Medical Center Pharmacy Resident, Lap Truong, PharmD as he describes what you need to know about Hepatitis C. Hepatitis C is a liver infection caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV). It is a major cause of liver cancer and end-stage liver disease.
Symjepi, the Auto-Injector Alternative, to Launch Q1 2019
Sandoz, a US-based division of Novartis AG, has announced the launch date for Symjepi, their emergency epinephrine device. The 0.3mg “adult dose” version will be available in the first quarter of 2019 with lower “child” and “pediatric” doses to follow.
Sandoz has set the wholesale price of the device at $250, a 16% discount off the $300 price of Mylan’s EpiPen generic and the recently announced Teva generic which has begun selling in limited quantities in the US.
Covington school cafeteria worker diagnosed with hepatitis A
John G. Carlisle Elementary School sent home a letter as soon as it found out a cafeteria worker tested positive for hepatitis A.
The letter was accompanied by a letter from the Northern Kentucky Health Department urging people who ate at the cafeteria over the past three weeks and have not been fully vaccinated to see a doctor.
“Initially, I was pretty frightened,” said Taylor Kopeschka. “My son was sick last week, so initially I was very frightened because I wasn’t sure if it had anything to do with what his symptoms were last week.”
Kentucky's hepatitis A outbreak exceeds 3,000 cases. Here are the counties most affected
Kentucky's hepatitis A outbreak rages on into its second year, as health leaders say there are now more than 3,000 reported cases.
The Kentucky Department for Public Health said the state has received 3,122 reported cases from August 2017 through the first week of December 2018.
19 people have died as a result of the outbreak, and 82 percent of Kentucky's 120 counties have reported at least one case. More than half of the cases have led to patients being hospitalized.
Jefferson County, Kentucky's most-populated county, has the most reported cases with 642. Carter County has the highest incident rate per capita.
|Suffolk Health Commissioner Reports Three Additional Cases of West Nile Virus|
|Upstate beekeeper stunned by West Nile spray, loses thousands of bees|
|Jacksonville now up to 13 human West Nile virus cases this year|
|First West Nile Virus-Related Death Of 2018 Reported In Montgomery County|
|First West Nile death of 2018 confirmed in Montgomery County|
|Latest outbreak of Ebola in DR Congo threatens mega-cities|
|Medical Teams International Braces for Ebola in Uganda|
|The DRC's Ebola Outbreak Is an End-of-Year Nightmare|
|Ebola – Tools for the new outbreak response|
|Ebola outbreak rises to 560 cases; third response plan prepared|
|Congo: Ebola outbreak 'certainly' to last 3-4 months more|
|As Ebola threatens mega-cities, vaccine stockpile needs grow|
|Researchers develop rapid, inexpensive test for Zika|
|Safer Zika vaccine may be on the horizon|
|Nebraska virologists discover safer potential Zika vaccine|
After adopting open bathroom policy, Starbucks will install hypodermic needle-disposal boxes in bathrooms for workers’ safety
Starbucks has decided to start offering needle-disposal boxes in some of its bathrooms, according to USA Today.Ew, why?
A spokesperson for the popular coffee chain told USA Today that the company has decided to begin offering hazardous waste disposal boxes in its bathrooms after reports of "blood and discarded needles and syringes in bathrooms."
“Ouch! Did that seriously just happen?”
I was having a nice conversation with a patient while suturing up his finger. He was a chef and, of course, cut his finger while chopping onions. I was just about finished, and it looked nice. I was in the midst of cleaning up my mess when somehow the syringe fell and the cap came off and directly hit my finger—where it temporarily stuck, and then fell off.
I felt the sharp stick immediately, but calmly finished what I had to do and then quickly excused myself from the room. Initially I could not see anything. Could I have gotten so lucky that it did not break the skin? The thought was quickly dashed by the bubble of blood that oozed from the stick site.
Safe Needle Disposal Helps Protect Public from Needlestick Injuries
The number of Americans self-injecting drugs outside healthcare settings increases each year. A 2015 study by Zion Research estimated that the global injectable drug market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 11.8% between 2016-2021. Many patients need to inject medications when away from home but lack access to safe disposal options.
Sharps Compliance Needle Collection and Disposal Systems help local governments and private businesses protect the public and employees from needlestick injuries.
Superbugs and anti-vaxxers make WHO's list of 10 global health threats
From climate change to superbugs, the World Health Organization has laid out 10 big threats to our global health in 2019. And unless these threats get addressed, millions of lives will be in jeopardy. Here's a snapshot of 10 urgent health issues, according to the United Nations' public health agency:
Winneshiek County landfill bans medical sharps in safety move
How you dispose of sharps like medical syringes has changed for Winneshiek County and some surrounding areas. In the middle of 2018, the Winneshiek County Solid Waste Agency passed a resolution banning sharps from going into the Winneshiek County Sanitary Landfill in a move to make working conditions safer. The ban went into effect January 1, 2019. Tons and tons of trash go into the landfill every day from all over. Landfill Director TJ Schissel said it amounts to about 100 tons a day. Schissel said sharps and other biohazards pose a risk for not only the workers but also other who visit the landfill. “So then we got thinking that’s not safe. The public comes out here on the tipping face. They could step on one, trip and fall and put it in their hand.”
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.
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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