|Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter||April 19, 2019|
|Syringe kiosks installed around Cherokee tribal lands - Cherokee One Feather|
|6-year-old pokes two classmates with syringe at Tempe school - AZFamily|
|Police union wants mandatory disease testing after needlestick injuries - Courier Mail|
|Eight students pricked in syringe ‘prank’ in Sydney - The New Daily|
|Infection fears after police officer pricked by used syringe during arrest - Coventry Telegraph|
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.
Occupational Zika Risks for Lab and Biomedical Researchers
The rapid spread of Zika virus may have slowed, but we’re still feeling the effects. From children born with microcephaly related to congenital Zika to the challenges of mosquito-control, Zika tested worldwide public health and health care response in a new way. Since the large outbreak began in 2015, the virus has spread to more than 80 countries/territories and 42,000 cases were identified in the United States alone. Thankfully, there is no current local transmission of the disease in the United States, even though Florida and Texas reported local transmission by mosquitoes in 2016 and 2017.
Jet injector effective and efficient for delivering flu vaccine
The Med-Jet H4, a needle-free device for delivering seasonal influenza vaccine, is attractive to patients, is rapidly learned by nurses and generates similar responses to all vaccine strains as a traditional intramuscular injection, according to study data presented at the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases’ Annual Conference on Vaccinology Research.
Dirty Diapers, Used Needles, and More: The Worst Things Americans Try to Recycle
Recycling is in trouble. There are many reasons for this, chief among them a string of new bans and restrictions on recycled goods set forth by China. But there’s another, related reason why so much of what Americans try to recycle is now winding up at an incinerator or a landfill.
We toss a lot of garbage in there.
Sharps Injuries: Not Part of Anyone's Job
It is generally understood that police officers, firefighters, military professionals, stuntmen and women, wild animal trainers and racecar drivers accept the obvious personal risk that comes with their careers. Healthcare providers, however, do not typically think of themselves as thrill-seekers or extreme risk takers. Most nurses, physicians, surgical technologists, phlebotomists, lab technicians, radiologists and sterile processing professionals probably do not expect their lives to change forever because of an accidental jab with a contaminated hypodermic needle, suture needle, scalpel, retractor, or other sharp device. And yet, lives can be changed, literally in an instant. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 385,000 percutaneous injuries (needle sticks, cuts, punctures and other injuries with sharp objects) occur in U.S. hospitals each year.
Increasing Demand Drives Safety Box for Syringe Market
Safety box for syringes is an innovative packaging solution for the disposal of used syringes and needles to safeguard against infection and bacteria. Safety box for syringe is designed achieve performance, quality, safety and meets the world health organization standards. Safety box for syringe is made of solid board to make sure that the syringe stored inside does not penetrate through the box. Lockable lid on the safety box for syringe prevents the access once the box is in use. Instructions and hazard warnings are printed on the safety box for syringes in order to increase usability. Some of the features of safety box for syringe include availability in 5 to 10 liter sizes, made from solid board, moisture & puncture resistant, lockable flap ensures a safe closure and instructions are printed in several languages. As the use of syringes is increasing due to the increased vaccination among younger ones and for medications purposes, the safety box for syringe market is also expected to be on the rise during the forecast period. Safety box for syringes are essential to reduce the risk of blood borne disease transmission through used needles.
Safety box for syringe is also known as sharps containers. Safety box for syringe puncture proof and impermeable containers for safe disposable of used syringes, needles and other contaminated sharps. Safety box foe syringe should be filled once and discarded immediately. Safety box for syringe, if used correctly and consistently can help prevent many blood borne diseases and needle stick injuries. The demand for safety box for syringe is expected to rise as they help protect health care workers, patients and the community from used and contaminated sharps.
Celebrating Occupational Health Nurses Week
Each year, one week is recognized by celebrating the nurses who have devoted their practice to occupational health medicine.
InSafe Sharps Safety System - Safe disposal of sharps
To help you comply with government legislation, Initial provides the specially designed InSafe Sharps Safety System. This is an unique sharps and syringes disposal box to ensure the contaminated needle is never exposed except when giving the actual injection. The InSafe Sharps Safety System offers complete protection for employees and patients.
The syringe feels and aspirates just like a traditional syringe ensuring there will be no interruptions to your dental practices when introducing our safety system.
|Doctors use HIV in gene therapy to fix 'bubble boy' disease|
|Police: Maryland man spread HIV to 4 women he met online|
|Maryland man arrested for allegedly knowingly transferring HIV to women|
|Hepatitis A on the rise in Florida|
|Tennessee gov seeking $24.7M to treat hepatitis C in prisons|
|One death, 79 cases of hepatitis A in NH since November|
|‘Significant Increase’ Of Hepatitis A Diagnoses In NH Concerning Health Officials|
|1 Dead as NH Hepatitis A Outbreak Accelerates|
|County officials asking for public’s help as West Nile Virus season approaches|
|West Nile May Be Subdued Thanks To Heavy Rains, End Of Drought|
|Heavy rains, end of drought could help keep West Nile virus subdued for now|
|The end of California's drought could mean fewer cases of West Nile virus|
|Family working to raise awareness of West Nile virus|
|Could a Warming Planet Increase the Spread of the Zika and West Nile Viruses?|
|Ebola survivors turn caregivers in Congo outbreak|
|Democratic Republic of Congo: Ebola Virus Disease - External Situation Report 37|
|Ebola is real, Congo president tells skeptical population|
|Congo's leader sets Ebola outbreak end date after 800 deaths|
|Congo’s president wants Ebola contained within 3 months|
|Congo Ebola epidemic exceeds 1,000 cases, according to Health Ministry|
|World's 2nd-largest Ebola outbreak exceeds 1,000 cases|
|What Ebola, HIV and Zika REALLY look like: Artist and scientist's fascinating watercolours|
|Zika Virus Update for Summer 2019|
|Could a Warming Planet Increase the Spread of the Zika and West Nile Viruses?|
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
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.
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