Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter January 11, 2013
Needlestick & Sharps Injuries
Safe in Common's Online Conference - "The Unfinished Agenda: Addressing the ... - MarketWatch (press release)
Amitriptyline Shows Promise as Local Dental Anesthetic - Medscape
Blood donation an easy effort - Tulsa World
Needlestick injuries on the rise, says HPA - PersonnelToday.com
The New Needle Free Dental Device - WorlDental.org
Nurses' union contract features first-in-nation needlestick and workplace ... - Healthcare Finance News
Medical Thriller 'Needlestick' Now Filming In Detroit - Bloody Disgusting
K-Shield™ Port Access Infusion Needle
Kawasumi brings you K-Shield, a totally integrated device for optimal non-coring Huber needle stick protection. K-Shield complies with all OSHA standards and has unmatched advantages.
 
It’s been carefully designed with user needs in mind. For example, it’s clinician friendly and easy to use, especially when activating the safety mechanism.
HIV
Pregnant South African women with HIV 'not getting treatment' - International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics
HIV/AIDS clinic expanding role to serve area under health reform - Sacramento Business Journal
Recently-approved HIV treatment in Canada offers new hope for patients - CTV News
New Insights Into HIV Vaccine Will Improve Drug Development - Science Daily (press release)
Africa's surprising HIV/AIDS trend - The Africa Report
AP to be free of HIV positive children by 2015 - The Hindu
Magnetic Retriever
The reusable Magnetic Retriever is used for the safe retrieval of dropped needles, blades, instruments and other sharps or metallic objects during and after surgery.
This product has been specifically designed to retrieve dropped needles, blades and instruments that are frequently too difficult to find and hard to pick up from the operating room floor.
HEPATITIS
DNA test can curb hepatitis contagion - Jakarta Post
Student Contracts Hepatitis B While On Hospital Duty - AllAfrica.com
Hepatitis B treatment and care in the UK need to evolve to keep pace with the ... - aidsmap
Teens susceptible to hepatitis B infection despite vaccination as infants - EurekAlert (press release)
Qlicksmart CASSETTE 3in1 - Features & Benefits
  • Small and compact - saves space!
  • The CASSETTE is sterilised and ready for use
  • Contains 3 units of Qlicksmart single blade remover cartridge per set
  • Single-handed "passive" activation - keeping hands out of harms way
  • Blade contained upon removal to enable safe disposal in an approved sharps container, eliminating injuries to downstream staff
  • Puncture resistant cartridge so you know you're safe
 
WEST NILE
West Nile virus turns GC woman's life upsidedown - Hometownlife.com
Scientists chase link between weather, disease outbreaks - Omaha World-Herald
Officials Analyze West Nile And Meningitis For 2012 - Medical News Today
Experts seek answers from historic West Nile surge - Dallas Morning News
Woman dies of West Nile virus; first fatality in OC in four years - Los Angeles Times
SharpsSentinel Wall Cabinet System

 

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The SharpSentinel™ Wall Cabinet System secure sharps containers in a sturdy locked enclosure. SharpSentinel™ wall cabinets are perfect for use in patient rooms, exam rooms, physician and dentist offices, and any other areas where staff supervision is limited. Designed to protect staff from accidental needlesticks, this new system complies with all OSHA, NIOSH, CDC, and JCAHO requirements.
 

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For more information, contact Bemis Health Care Products Group at  800-558-7651

 
IN THE NEWS
SHARPS INJURIES AMONG HOSPITAL WORKERS IN MASSACHUSETTS, 2010 FINDINGS FROM THE MASSACHUSETTS SHARPS INJURY SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM
Health care worker exposures to bloodborne pathogens as a result of injuries caused by contaminated needles and other sharp devices, also known as percutaneous injuries, are a significant public health concern.
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NEEDLESTICK INJURIES ON THE RISE, SAYS HPA
The number of needlestick injuries that left healthcare workers exposed to blood-borne viruses has more than doubled in the past decade, according to statistics from the Health Protection Agency (HPA).  It has calculated that, despite the NHS running a range of initiatives and education programmes, there were 541 reports of such needlestick injuries in 2011 - twice as many as in 2002, when 271 exposures were reported.
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VANISHPOINT® SYRINGE

  • 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

  • One-handed activation 

  • Color coded for gauge size

10 TOP PATIENT SAFETY ISSUES FOR ASCS AND HOSPITALS FOR 2013
2013 should be a busy year for patient safety experts at hospitals and surgery centers; as quality reporting requirements continue to go into effect, facilities will be expected to ramp up compliance programs and prove their progress. Here, three patient safety experts discuss the most pressing safety topics for the next year — and what facilities can do to make sure they're up to speed.
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HEALTHCARE WORKERS MUST PUT THEIR OWN SAFETY FIRST
Whose job is it to take care of the people who take care of others? Think about the pre-flight instructions from a flight attendant: "If you are traveling with a child or someone who requires assistance, secure your mask first, and then assist the other person." You have to take care of yourself first.
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SMART TRAINING LLC LAUNCHES BIG EDUCATION AND TRAINING EFFORT FOR INTERNATIONAL SHARPS AWARENESS AND PREVENTION MONTH.
SMART TRAINING supports the Sharps Prevention Awareness campaign that was created by the International Sharps Injury Prevention Society. The Awareness campaign is in the 11th year of raising awareness on the importance of education, training and safe product development to reduce injuries of workers relating to Sharps and Bloodborne Pathogens.  Smart Training has created educational materials and Online training modules which offer fast and efficient certification to the Medical and Dental community as well as anyone else that requires Bloodborne Pathogen and Sharps Injury Prevention training.  During December Smart Training is offering a 50% discount on all Sharps related online training modules.  Go to Smart Training's Products Page Promo code: ISPM2012 for any of Smart Training Sharps and Bloodborne Pathgen modules.
 
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NO TIME TO LOSE
Nepal: Rajesh Karki, a Bir Hospital paramedic, recalls the time when hazardous medical waste, including syringes, bloody cotton swabs, used plasters and wraps, were mixed together haphazardly and discarded like so much household waste to be taken away by a municipality vehicle. Apart from the foul smells emanating from such waste, dissected organs and foetuses were a normal sight on hospital premises.
 
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BABYLANCE

Designed with many of the same innovations that have made our SurgiLance® safety lancet one of the world’s most popular needlestick solutions, babyLance® is specially designed for neonatal caregivers.

 
PREVENT NEEDLESTICK INJURIES
Premier's Brochure "Prevent Needlestick Injuries - You owe it to yourself...and your family."
 
 
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NEEDLETAPE

What is NeedleTape®
 

NeedleTape® is a unique needle securing adhesive technology designed to provide safety advantages by integrating a safety identifier to alert healthcare workers to the presence of needles.

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B.SAFE NEEDLE SAFETY SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM

 

Packaging your drug in a prefillable syringe with a safety feature will provide protection for health care workers and patients against accidental needlestick injuries. The B.safe syringe system, when properly activated, will shield the exposed needle. 


  System Benefits

     • Mitigates glass flange breakage
     • Bulk packaging enables automated assembly
     • Designed to prevent pre-activation
     • Uses standard plunger rods
     • Tamper resistant

 
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