|Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter||August 2, 2019|
|Unashamed: My Scary Dirty HCV Needlestick Story|
|Police union wants mandatory disease testing after needlestick injuries|
|Epidemiology of needlestick and sharp injuries among health care workers based on records from 252 hospitals for the period 2010–2014, Poland|
Why I Choose Multiple Daily Injections over an Insulin Pump
I’ve lived with type 1 diabetes since 1997, and I have been managing my diabetes with insulin injections (multiple daily injections – MDI) since day one. I briefly tried an insulin pump, and it was not for me, so I’m back to being happy and thriving doing MDI.
In this post, I’ll walk you through my journey and why I choose to use insulin pens over an insulin pump.
My goal with this article is not to sway you either way, but to tell you my experience and to give you the rundown of the pros and the cons of insulin pumps and insulin pens respectively.
Multiple breaches of injection safety practices identified in New Jersey septic arthritis outbreak
Multiple violations of injection safety and infection prevention practices--from lack of handwashing to inappropriate re-use of medication vials--were identified after an outbreak of septic arthritis at a New Jersey outpatient facility in 2017, according to an investigation published today in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, the journal for the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. Investigators found 41 patients with osteoarthritis contracted the rare, painful infection following injections in their knee joints, including 33 who required surgical removal of damaged tissue.
Multiple injection safety violations found in NJ septic arthritis outbreak
Multiple violations of injection safety and infection prevention practices - from lack of handwashing to inappropriate re-use of medication vials - were identified after an outbreak of septic arthritis at a New Jersey outpatient facility in 2017, according to an investigation published in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, the journal for the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA). Investigators found 41 patients with osteoarthritis contracted the rare, painful infection following injections in their knee joints, including 33 who required surgical removal of damaged tissue.
Multiple Injection Safety Violations Led to NJ Outbreak
Multiple violations of injection safety and infection prevention practices contributed to a 2017 outbreak of septic arthritis at a New Jersey outpatient facility, according to an investigation published in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology last week.
|Florida Man Gets 10 Years For Knowingly Spreading HIV To Girlfriends|
|Even when HIV prevention drug is covered, other costs block treatment|
|Trump's war on HIV: Ohio officials, with new federal dollars, tell CDC director battle plans|
|South Florida Scientists Crack 'Death Star' Challenge In HIV Vaccine Research|
|Death risk higher for cancer patients with HIV|
|Thousands of People Are About to Test an HIV Vaccine|
|Despite treatment, elderly cancer patients have worse outcomes if HIV-positive|
|WHO Report Casts Shadow on Global Anti-HIV Fight|
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.
|Nigeria: Health Alert - Drinking Zobo, Kunu in Reused Bottles Can Expose Consumers to TB, Hepatitis - Medical Professionals|
|Hepatitis A still a concern as new school year draws closer|
|Virginia Health Department Warns of Possible Hepatitis A Exposure at Restaurant|
|After declaring hepatitis A emergency, state surgeon general stresses hand washing|
|Why 17 Florida counties declared 'critically impacted' by hepatitis A and what that means for you|
|Hepatitis A Sparks Public Health Emergencies in Florida, Philadelphia|
Mind and Body: World Hepatitis Day is Sunday
July 28 is World Hepatitis Day with the theme “Find the Missing Millions.”
The World Hepatitis Alliance estimates that there are 300 million people who are unaware that they are infected with hepatitis B or C. Because of these numbers, hepatitis has been called one of the biggest global health threats of our time.
Washington state launches plan to eliminate hepatitis C virus
A group of state agencies and partners, in response to a directive from Gov. Jay Inslee, officially launched the Hep C Free Washington Plan to Eliminate Hepatitis C in Washington State by 2030.
Hepatitis C infection is the most common infection spread through blood in the United States with about 2.4 million people living with the hepatitis C virus (HCV). Hepatitis C is a public health crisis in our state. At the beginning of 2018, nearly 60,000 Washingtonians were estimated to be living with HCV, and many don’t know it.
|Decline in West Nile virus cases linked to high number of bird deaths in 2018, experts say|
|West Nile virus becoming a risk in Southern Nevada, possibly Southern Utah|
|DeKalb, Fulton send up first West Nile alerts of the season|
|Valley residents discuss life after contracting West Nile virus|
|More West Nile virus cases reported in Las Vegas area|
|Japan Finds Suspected Case of Ebola, Health Ministry Says|
|A year after outbreak, Ebola has killed hundreds in the DRC|
|DR Congo tests 12 more patients for Ebola|
|Mozambique Sets Up Checkpoints for Ebola Along Malawi Border|
|Emory doctors reunite with Ebola patients 5 years after treatment|
|Ebola patients to mark 5 years since US treatment|
|Seven in DR Congo Ebola scare placed under surveillance: WHO|
|1-year-old daughter, wife of Congo’s Goma victim have Ebola|
|The Latest: Wife of Ebola victim in Goma has the virus|
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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