|Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter||July 12, 2019|
|West Lincoln resident lobbies township for safe needle disposal plan|
|Study sheds light on needlestick injuries at MRFs|
Community sharps are needles, syringes and lancets that are used to administer medications and drugs outside a clinical setting.
We need to dispose of sharps safely to prevent needlestick injury in our public places, at home and for workers who remove waste or clean facilities.
Drug syringes 'littered' in Dunfermline
FIFE COUNCIL are set to carry out regular patrols in Dunfermline after syringes were found "littered" in the town. Fears have been raised over children's safety after the needles were found in the Walmer Drive car park. A Press reader highlighted the issue this week, stating: "The car park is being used by addicts and is littered with syringes.
"I think that is highly dangerous for the public, especially children."
The Press previously reported in late 2017 that more than 50 discarded syringes were discovered at the old council buildings.
Woman left distraught after horror needle attack on North Ayrshire street
Police are hunting the 'despicable' individual responsible for Saturday evening’s horror incident. A 50-year-old woman has been left distraught after a man ‘jagged’ her with a needle on a North Ayrshire street. The victim now faces months of tests to ensure she has not suffered any lasting health issues as a result of the needle stick injury.
Lenis wins contract from Vizient for needle free safety syringe system
Premier Media Services dba LenisUSA, announces the Lenis Needle Free Safety Syringe Injection System has been awarded an Innovative Technology contract from Vizient, the largest member-driven health care performance improvement company in the United States.
Vigmed CLiP Ported Cannula Excellent penetration characteristics
Vigmed’s CLiP® range of cannulas is dedicated to eliminating needlestick injuries.
County jail staff taken to hospital after possible exposure to opioids
Staff at the Sherburne County Jail in Elk River were taken to a hospital to get checked out after being potentially exposed to strong opioids. The incident happened on Wendesday afternoon when one of the inmates at the jail experienced a medical emergency. Four clinical contractors were taken to a hospital along with the inmate after at least one of them reported "tingling in their fingers," the Sherburne County Sheriff's Office said.
Call for action over Ballingry “drugs den” as needles found behind shops
Horrified chip shop worker Shaf Ali found discarded needles, spoons and other drugs paraphernalia at the back of his premises at Benarty Square.
Concerns have been raised local youngsters congregating behind the shops could sustain needlestick injuries.
Safety Syringes Market Protect Health Care Providers from Needlestick Injuries
The injectable route of administration is quite common for faster delivery of drugs and medication. It is used for various purposes such as diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases. These purposes require safe injectable route of administration to patients. Injectable route of administration should also be safe for healthcare providers to deliver. Safe injection is the method which should be risk free, harmless to patient and provider and should not cause any infection. Safety syringes protect health care providers from needlestick injuries. These are equipped with an inbuilt safety mechanism and needles that are detachable or permanently attached. Various countries have introduced legislation for compulsory usage of safety syringes from prevention of needle stick injuries. This initiative has led to more common use for safety syringes.
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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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B&M shoppers scream in horror as 'hepatitis C sufferer' spreads blood from open wound - The man covered in blood had originally been confronted by staff who suspected him of shoplifting
Shoppers screamed in horror as a man claiming to have hepatitis C spread blood around aisles from his open arm wound. Witnesses said the man, 47, threatened staff at B&M, on Link Road in Dewsbury, in a disturbing Monday afternoon attack. Connor Lee, 22, was shopping with his partner at 3.30pm when he heard the sound of screams and children crying. Then he noticed blood on the floor, before spotting the man, "covered in blood", moving through the store claiming to have hepatitis C.
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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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