|Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter||June 28, 2019|
|Institutional Liability for Needlestick Injury|
|Factsheet Needlestick injuries, discarded needles and the risk of HIV transmission|
|Needlestick injuries in the UK|
|Needlestick and sharps injuries: avoiding the risk in clinical practice|
|Townsville correctional officers walk off the job after needlestick assault from prisoner|
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.
Time to Celebrate Healthcare Risk Managers
Today we are wrapping up a weeklong celebration of healthcare risk managers and the pivotal role they play in the healthcare industry overall, and patient safety in particular.
On any given day, a risk manager may be making vital decisions related to compliance and risk financing, then working side by side with healthcare providers to improve clinical care and patient safety practices. They are educators, championing the proactive identification of risks before they lead to serious safety events, and leaders, constantly looking ahead, anticipating what’s next, and finding new ways to mitigate loss.
In today’s challenging healthcare climate, risk managers are also first responders. When a crisis occurs, they are there communicating with patients’ families with honesty and sensitivity and ensuring prompt and candid dialogue with physicians and clinicians. They are the ones who know when to consult legal counsel and engage liability carriers and how to advocate for the best defense strategy, whether that involves a trial or early resolution.
Today, healthcare risk managers also have the benefit of a broad network of professional organizations that keep them apprised of important developments, such as upcoming legislation and regulations, and keep them engaged with industry colleagues, who work together to implement strategies to address emerging threats.
MTN employee gets needle stick injury
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.
Being poked by a needle could expose a person to any number of serious diseases, including HIV/AIDS or Hepatitis C, which are not curable.
Needlestick Injury – Is it just a prick?
Needlestick injury is the penetration of the skin by a needle or other sharp object, which has been in contact with blood, tissue or other body fluids before the exposure. These injuries have the possibility to lead to transmission of blood-borne diseases, placing those expose.
If You Say So: Taking a Syringe at Face Value in the Operating Room The Case
A 43-year-old woman was admitted for open reduction and internal fixation of a forearm fracture. She was overweight but otherwise healthy and was not taking any medications prior to admission.
|Most Americans have never had HIV test, less than 30% of those most at risk have been tested in past year, CDC report says|
|Wrestling fans urged to get tested for HIV, hepatitis after attending 'panes of glass match'|
Two People Infected With HIV "After Beauty Salon Used Needles For Facials"
Two people have contracted the HIV virus after having vampire facials at a health spa which used dirty needles to perform the procedure, health officials say. The New Mexico Department of Health said Monday they fear the unnamed customers may have been infected by syringes and needles used to perform the anti-ageing procedure.
|Hepatitis A blamed for death of Mulberry man|
|Hepatitis outbreak slowing in West Virginia|
|Lawsuit claims prison officials aren't treating hepatitis C|
|Hepatitis Cure Doesn't Mean End to Risks|
|Hepatitis A warning: Georgia Mexican grill worker handled food for 2 weeks while infectious|
6 people rushed to the hospital overnight after they were exposed to drugs at Lorain City Jail
LORAIN, Ohio — Six people were rushed to Mercy Medical Center in Lorain just before 1 a.m. on Thursday after they were exposed to crack cocaine and possibly the dangerous and powerful drug fentanyl, according to the Lorain Fire Department.
Assistant Fire Chief Matt Homolya said the fire department was dispatched to the Lorain City Jail for a fentanyl exposure at 12:49 a.m.
It all started with a traffic stop Wednesday night when officers pulled over a vehicle in the parking lot of a gas station on Tower Boulevard for tinted windows above the legal limit. During the stop, police conducted a search of the vehicle after a smell of marijuana was detected. Police did not find marijuana, but found a scale inside the car.
Grandfather, 60, with just two years to live after being infected with hepatitis C in blood scandal
Peter Burney, one of 7,500 people infected in the 1970s and 1980s after receiving blood from the NHS, said he found out this week that he will die within two years if not before.
Health Officials: Patrons at Watkins Glen restaurant may have been exposed to Hepatitis A
Schuyler County Public Health officials are warning that people who ate at the Seneca Harbor Station restaurant located on Franklin Street in Watkins Glen between June 11th and June 21st were potentially exposed to hepatitis A.
Officials say that most people do not get sick when an employee at a restaurant has hepatitis A, but there is still a risk. “While the risk of infection is low, anyone who may have eaten at the restaurant during this time frame should check their immunization status and come to one of our clinics or visit their healthcare provider if necessary” said Schuyler County Public Health Director Deborah Minor, RN, MPH.
Bristol City fan who spat blood in police officer's mouth avoids jail
'This court is not amused. It was outrageous'
Three football fans have appeared in court following disorder at a Bristol City match - including one who spat blood in a police officer's mouth.
|Reducing West Nile risk as mosquito populations ‘pop’|
|West Nile virus activity detected in Michigan|
|Nature Podcast: A Special Report from the Democratic Republic of Congo on the Ongoing Ebola Outbreak|
|The Democratic Republic Of Congo's Weapon Against Ebola? Entrepreneurship|
|Ebola Now Under Control - Uganda Health Ministry|
|Why the Democratic Republic of Congo's Ebola Outbreak Could Continue to Spread|
|WHO Appeals to Ugandans With Ebola Contact to Trust Vaccine|
|US looks to 'reset leadership and coordination' as Ebola outbreak worsens|
|Ebola in Uganda, and the dynamics of a new and different outbreak|
5-year-old dies of Ebola as outbreak crosses Congo border
A 5-year-old boy vomiting blood became the first cross-border victim in the current Ebola outbreak on Wednesday, while his 3-year-old brother and grandmother tested positive for the disease that has killed nearly 1,400 people in Congo.
|Zika fears as Asian tiger mosquitoes carrying deadly disease reach Britain|
|Zika has arrived in Israel too; need we be worried?|
VANISHPOINT® BLOOD COLLECTION TUBE HOLDER
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
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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