|Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter||May 24, 2019|
|Woman injured by needle found in Mona Vale supermarket salad - Daily Telegraph|
|Report reveals 58 deaths due to overdoses and notes rise in risky drug injecting in Cork City - Irish Examiner|
|Safety first: Protecting health care workers and patients - Devex|
|Opinion: A safety-first approach to keeping patients and practitioners safe - Devex|
|Drug services in Cork notice increase in 'dangerous injecting practices' - BreakingNews.ie|
|Needle pick-up a sore spot - My Cowichan Valley Now|
|Velano raises $10M to take the needle out of blood draws - VatorNews|
|Starbucks baristas poked by discarded needles - KIRO Seattle|
|AOHP Releases 2016 and 2017 Report of Its National Survey on Blood Exposures Among U.S. Healthcare Workers - Infection Control Today|
|Police union wants mandatory disease testing after needlestick injuries - Courier Mail|
|Behind the Curtain of Sharps Injury Prevention and Device Reprocessing - Infection Control Today|
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.
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.
|New study provides precise geographic estimates of HIV prevalence|
|Women Respond Very Differently Than Men To HIV And Treatment, But Most Research Subjects Are Men|
|Pakistan Trying to Grapple With Its Biggest HIV Outbreak|
|'Start Here': Trump, HIV in West Virginia, Everest|
|Pakistan: 537 out of 681 HIV affected between the age of 2 to 15, WHO to investigate|
|Scientists map HIV/Aids prevalence|
|Could gold be the key to making gene therapy for HIV, blood disorders more accessible?|
|N4BP1 restricts HIV-1 and its inactivation by MALT1 promotes viral reactivation|
|Over 600 people test HIV positive in Pakistan city|
|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|
Eight in 10 doctors at risk of 'burnout'
Eight in 10 doctors are at high or very high risk of “burnout”, driven mostly by exhaustion rather than feeling disengaged with their roles, the British Medical Association (BMA) has warned.The BMA found that more than a quarter (27%) of doctors and medical students had been diagnosed with a mental...
Atlanta hit with Hepatitis A outbreak; cases nationwide higher than normal
A spread of the disease which started in California two years ago has found its way to northern Georgia, leading to more diagnoses than normal, health officials say. According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution the uptick in cases began in June 2018, with 281 cases being reported statewide, but Atlanta has been one of the primary hotspots, where 24 cases have been reported. The Fulton County Board of Health has been tracking the outbreak, which they said was expected, but they have been alarmed since Fulton County usually sees less than 10 cases a year.
Virginia officials warning public about increase of hepatitis A cases
HEPATITIS A CASES SURGE IN GEORGIA AND FLORIDA AS OFFICIALS SEARCH FOR SOURCE OF OUTBREAK
While 18 states across America are experiencing large numbers of hepatitis A outbreaks, Georgia and Florida seem to be among those hit hardest by the highly contagious liver infection, a trend which has prompted officials to investigate patterns in the disease’s spread.
Two dozen people in Georgia have been diagnosed with the virus in the past two weeks, reported The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. These outbreaks—often spread to an uninfected individual through water or food contaminated with the feces of an infected person or during sex—have mostly affected those in Fulton County and Rome, Georgia, located in Floyd County, according to the state health officials. Since June 2018, a total of 245 cases have been confirmed in the state, with at least one person dying from the virus.
Is a Washington State Nurse to Blame for Causing 12 Patients to Contract Hepatitis C?
A nurse who admitted to using drugs meant for patients has been identified as the likely source of a hepatitis C outbreak at a hospital in Washington state that infected 12 people, according to a report published by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday.
The agency began its extensive investigation last year when officials were notified of a hepatitis C outbreak among patients at the Good Samaritan Hospital after routine surveillance identified two patients with the illness in the emergency room, the report says.
|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?|
Over 1,000 quarantined in measles scare at LA universities
More than 1,000 students and staff members at two Los Angeles universities were quarantined on campus or sent home this week in one of the most sweeping efforts yet by public health authorities to contain the spread of measles in the U.S., where cases have reached a 25-year high .
By Friday afternoon, two days after Los Angeles County ordered the precautions, about 325 of those affected had been cleared to return after proving their immunity to the disease, through either medical records or tests, health officials said
Beijing police investigate needle abuse claims at kindergarten
Police in Beijing's Tongzhou district are investigating allegations that a kindergarten teacher has used needles to prick children under her care, according to media reports.
Six parents allegedly found their children aged from 4 to 5 at the Xinghe international kindergarten in Tongzhou had needle prick wounds in recent days.
A father who asked for anonymity sent a hospital report to the Global Times, which states that the wounds were confirmed as being caused by a needle. Beijing Luhe Hospital Capital Medical University shows that children had suffered needle stick injuries on their hands, faces and hips.
The father claimed that his child was pricked by the teacher once the child refused to take a nap or did not behave.
'Long and sordid history of neglect’: Judge demands Florida must treat all inmates with hepatitis C
U.S. District Judge Mark Walker rules Thursday night that the state’s Department of Corrections in favor of class-action lawsuit that claimed Florida didn’t treat inmates with drugs to cure disease because they were too expensive.
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.
CEO OF NEEDLESMART, CLIFF KIRBY, TOOK PART IN A PANEL DISCUSSION AT INSIDER’S NORTHERN POWERHOUSE HEALTH INNOVATION CONFERENCE.
Insider held a Northern Powerhouse Health Innovation Conference on the morning of the 25th April at Manchester’s Conference Centre. The event was hosted and organised by Miri Thomas, the editorial director of Insider, and saw a number of panel debates and presentations as well as a key note speech from Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care.
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