|Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter||June 14, 2019|
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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...
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.
Health Alert Issued After Michigan Doctor Charged With Reusing Device Inserted Into Patients
Health officials are encouraging patients of a Michigan doctor to consider HIV and hepatitis testing after state investigators charged that the physician reused rectal devices at his Kalamazoo-area
MTN employee gets needle stick injury
The employee will be regularly tested for the next year for transmittable diseases.
An employee of MTN Disposal will spend the next year of his life having to be regularly tested for transmittable diseases after being poked with a needle while lifting a garbage bag on the job.
“A needle stick is a very serious thing,” said Mayor Rennie Harper during the Monday, June 10 council meeting when she brought the incident up. “He will face one year of constant monitoring.”
The Town has being trying to push for residents to better use recycling and garbage services for some time now.
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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Virginia officials warning public about increase of hepatitis A cases
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.
Conflicting Laws May Keep Contaminated Needles in Circulation, Add to Hepatitis C Cases
Acute hepatitis C infections rose 98 percent between 2010 and 2015 nationwide, largely because more people were injecting drugs. Using a new needle for every injection can slow the spread of hepatitis C, but getting those new needles isn't always as simple as buying glucose-meter lancets at the pharmacy. And safely disposing of old needles presents a whole other set of problems.
Measles Cases Reach Highest Level in More Than 25 Years, C.D.C. Says
There have been more measles cases in the United States the first five months of 2019 than there were in all of 1992, when the last large outbreak occurred, federal health officials said on Thursday, in part because of the spread of misinformation about vaccines.
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|WHO under pressure over Ebola response|
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Villagers kill Ebola health worker in eastern DR Congo
Villagers in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo killed a health worker engaged in the fight against a major Ebola outbreak and looted a treatment centre, according to an official report seen Monday by AFP.
Working with the international medics are local health teams formed after DR Congo's 10th outbreak of the highly contagious and often fatal viral disease. They are made up of villagers trained in measures to battle Ebola.
But some locals are hostile to the prevention protocols enforced by international teams, such as the special measures imposed for the burial of Ebola victims.
These measures, designed to prevent loved ones being infected, rule out the traditional wakes and funerals.
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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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