Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter January 18, 2013
Needlestick & Sharps Injuries
Sydney sticks it to stray needles - Government News
As Hepatitis C Sneaks Up On Baby Boomers, Treatment Options Grow - WCAI
My dad and HIV: a double life - The Guardian
Safe in Common's Online Conference - "The Unfinished Agenda: Addressing the ... - PR Newswire (press release)
HIV
Australian Researchers Use HIV to Prevent AIDS - Voice of America
Report: Baton Rouge second in HIV cases - San Francisco Chronicle
SC is unfair to prisoners who have HIV - Corrections.com
Give HIV drugs straight away to slow virus down - and reduce the risk of ... - Daily Mail
Why the Government Risks Letting People With HIV Down - Huffington Post UK
HIV trial under scrutiny - Nature.com
HEPATITIS
Edmonton Breast Milk Mix-Up: Newborn Fed Milk Tainted with Hepatitis C ... - Huffington Post Canada
The burden of hepatitis C in Europe from the patients'perspective: a survey in ... - 7thSpace Interactive (press release)
Hepatitis E Risk Factors May Differ in US, UK - Medscape
The Horseman, the Donkey and the Virus: Hepatitis E in South Sudan - PLoS Blogs (blog)
NY hospital patients potentially exposed to HIV, hepatitis through reused ... - CBS News
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
RE-USED INSULIN PENS TRIGGER HIV RISK
A Buffalo hospital has been found to have used insulin pens multiple times, although they are intended for single use. This discovery has caused an HIV health scare due to the transmission of blood between patients.
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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.

THE NEW NEEDLE FREE DENTAL DEVICE - IF YOU ASK 10 PEOPLE WHY THEY FEAR THE DENTIST, ABOUT 8 WILL SAY IT IS BECAUSE THE INJECTIONS.
Anesthesia is needed for a wide array of dental treatments such as cavity fillings or extractions. These people prefer to live on with complications until they end up in the emergency room, just for the sake of avoiding the painful sting. Luckily, now a new device has been brought to the market, which is needle free. It is called Injex and it is the new tool which delivers anesthetic to your gums without any needles.
 
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SAFETY SUBCULTURE UNIT

The Safety SubCulture Unit (SCU) is a sharps safety device used to obtain samples from positive blood culture bottles.  Needleless sampling reduces risk of needlestick injury.

The plastic tip safely pierces the bottle septum and makes it easy to insert and remove from the culture bottle. The integrated filter cap controls gas or culture discharge for an added level of safety.

DROP IN CENTRAL-LINE INFECTION RATES LINKED TO DISINFECTION CAPS
Clinicians at NorthShore University HealthSystem's three hospitals near Chicago have found a method of reducing bloodstream infections by half.  Using a tiny alcohol-impregnated cap on central line hubs prevented four CLABSI deaths and prevented 21 patients from infections, they calculated during the study year, a result sustained with proven cost-effectiveness during the 18 months following their experiment.
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ACCIDENTAL EXPOSURE: MORE THAN 700 PATIENTS MAY HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO HIV, HEPATITIS AT BUFFALO VA HOSPITAL
Federal authorities warned against the infection risks of using insulin pens on more than one patient, and officials on Monday asked why a Buffalo veterans hospital may have used the pens on many patients, causing an HIV scare.
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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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