Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter January 25, 2013
Needlestick & Sharps Injuries
Sharps and sharps containers transported in staff vehicles alert - dh.gov.uk
New Jersey Health Foundation Awards First Two Innovation Stage Funding Grants - PR Newswire (press release)
B. Braun's Introcan Safety® 3 Closed IV Catheter Receives Top Innovation Award - The Herald | HeraldOnline.com
Group argues removing needles from drug paraphernalia law safer for officers - Winston-Salem Journal
Garda database details 121 injury awards since 2004 - Irish Times
Sydney sticks it to stray needles - Government News
Safe in Common's Online Conference - "The Unfinished Agenda: Addressing the ... - PR Newswire (press release)
Needlestick injuries on the rise, says HPA - PersonnelToday.com
HIV
Pitt team finds 'Achilles Heel' of key HIV replication protein - EurekAlert (press release)
Second NY hospital warns patients about potential HIV, hepatitis exposure from ... - Fox News
Creating Change Conference Hosts Groundbreaking Summit on HIV/AIDS - Human Rights Campaign Backstory (blog)
Handheld mobile device performs laboratory-quality HIV testing - The Guardian Nigeria
Young HIV positive Nigerians seek education - UPI.com
Ugandan HIV campaign targets "cheaters" - Gant Daily
HEPATITIS
Bristol Reaches $80 Million Deal to Settle Hepatitis C Claims - Wall Street Journal
Second NY hospital warns patients about potential HIV, hepatitis exposure from ... - Fox News
Shorter surveillance periods detected smaller HCC in patients with viral hepatitis - Healio
"Staggering" levels of Hepatitis C in Bandyup - Yahoo!7 News
New data highlight US hepatitis burden - Healio
Hospital worker accused of infecting patients with hepatitis C in New ... - AnnArbor.com
Hepatitis C civil suits make their way through court - Exeter News-Letter
Hepatitis probe centers on Michigan native - The Detroit News
Hepatitis B continues to be concern in W.Va. - Parkersburg News
WEST NILE
West Nile virus plan quashed - Burnaby Now
Denver man succumbs to complications from West Nile Virus four years after ... - The Denver Channel
ETX students raise money for boy battling West Nile meningitis - KLTV
Infectious Diseases: West Nile virus on the rise - Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
West Nile claims 19th victim in Dallas County - Dallas Morning News (blog)
Plano residents still concerned about West Nile Virus in lieu of mild winter - Pegasus News
Meningitis, West Nile occupy US health officials in 2012 - Salt Lake Tribune
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
NEARLY 2,000 PATIENTS AT OLEAN GENERAL HOSPITAL MAY HAVE BEEN CONTAMINATED BY REUSED INSULIN PENS
Olean General Hospital in Western New York is contacting nearly 2,000 patients who may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis B or C due to the improper reuse of insulin pens.  It is the second such incident at a Western New York hospital in as many week.
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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.

UNIVERSITY WARNS STUDENTS ABOUT POSSIBLE HIV, HEPATITIS EXPOSURE AFTER BLOOD TYPING EXERCISE
First Nations University of Canada is trying to track down students who took part in blood-typing exercises at the school over the last decade, saying there's a small chance they may have been exposed to such diseases as hepatitis and HIV.  The Saskatchewan university says the possible exposure involved the lancet used to draw blood during the exercise.
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ONLINE TATTOO AND PIERCING KITS COULD BE SPREADING HEPATITIS C
Hep C could be spread through 'tattoo parties'TATTOO and body piercing parties could be breeding grounds for hepatitis C, a disease that now kills more Australians than HIV/AIDS. Hepatitis Australia warns that people buying tattooing and piercing kits online could be unwittingly spreading the virus.
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QLICKSMART BLADECASSETTE


Qlicksmart BladeCASSETTE provides a simply safer way to remove and contain used scalpel blades in sterile operating environments. This world-first single-handed scalpel blade remover prevents the dangerous injuries commonly caused by removing blades with fingers, forceps or re-sheathing techniques.

 

 

With the single-use BladeCASSETTE, you can now change blades in sterile fields. Simply ‘push and click’ to remove and contain used scalpel blades using only one hand. BladeCASSETTE contains 3 units of Qlicksmart single blade remover cartridges. Each cartridge contains only one blade and enables easy and accurate counting of blades after use in theatre.

 
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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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