Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter February 15, 2013
Needlestick & Sharps Injuries
Dr Viv's Blog: The many faces of Hepatitis C - 6minutes (blog)
Veebot's Needle Wielding Robot to Automate Blood Draws - Singularity Hub
Agencies suggest ways to donate life - LubbockOnline.com
Drug needle dangers - Durham News
Don’t Get Stuck: Syringes and Recyclables Don’t Mix
What would you do if you stepped barefooted on a dirty hypodermic needle? What are the chances you could become infected with human immunodeficiency virus, the hepatitis B virus or the hepatitis C virus? What would it cost for medical treatment, days off from work and a host of other variables?
HIV
Many people with HIV not disclosing at GUM clinics: estimates of undiagnosed ... - aidsmap
Triple trouble: infection with hepatitis B increases risk of death for people ... - aidsmap
Don't stigmatise HIV sufferers - GhanaWeb
Whither Nigeria in the Goal of HIV Prevention, Elimination? - AllAfrica.com
Saudi health officials sacked after girl given HIV-tainted blood - GlobalPost
HEPATITIS
Hepatitis drug cure subsidised - Sydney Morning Herald
Project launched to tackle spread of Hepatitis C - Scotsman
Triple trouble: infection with hepatitis B increases risk of death for people ... - aidsmap
Epidemic in Swat: Poor hygiene termed cause of Hepatitis-A - The Express Tribune
Fast food as perilous for liver as hepatitis: study - News Tribe
Wipe it out: Number of new hepatitis cases on the rise - The Express Tribune
Second NY hospital warns patients about potential HIV, hepatitis exposure from insulin pens
A second western New York hospital is notifying patients that they may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis B or hepatitis C through the improper sharing of insulin pens.
WEST NILE
Tracking West Nile - KERA News
Fairfax Mosquito, Tick Program Will Target West Nile, Lyme Disease - Patch.com
Mixed Results From West Nile Aerial Spraying - KERA News
Parents of West Nile victim: Take precautions, spray children with DEET - WFAA
Dallas Readies For 2013 West Nile Season - KERA News
Dallas County Considers Plan to Attack West Nile Early - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
Cellular Garbage Collectors Beat West Nile, Study Shows - Bloomberg
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

 
Syringe Design Change Could Cut HIV Transmission
HIV transmission due to needle sharing could be greatly reduced by changing syringe design to ensure less trapped blood. Gretchen Cuda Kroen reports
IN THE NEWS
ISIPS TEAMS UP WITH SMART TRAINING TO PROVIDE OSHA TRAINING AT REDUCED PRICES
Smart Training LLC and ISIPS have teamed up to provide quality training at discounted prices.   Just go to Smarttraningllc.com and use the code ISIPS and you will receive discounts on training including bloodborne pathogen, HIPAA, Sharps Safety and many others.   ISIPS will be highlighing the training in upcoming editions of the ISIPS Newsletter. This is an exciting opportunity for healthcare workers to have meaningful training opportunities at reduced prices.  Just be sure to put in the code "ISIPS" when you sign up. Happy Learning!
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SAFETY SYRINGE SURVEY RESULTS

Thank you for your participation in this survey.  We will be providing information in upcoming editions.    In this survey one of the first questions asked was "Have you ever received a needlestick injury from a SAFETY needle?"   Almost 20% indicated that they had received a a needlestick injury from a Safety Needle.  More information in our next edition.

 

 

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.

 
ALABAMA INDUSTRY, HOSPITALS WORK TOGETHER TO REDUCE INFECTION, SAVE LIVES THROUGH HANDWASHING
On April 3, 2012, 27 Alabama hospitals announced that they would work together to improve clinical and financial healthcare outcomes through the implementation of an automated hand-hygiene monitoring system to reduce healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). After six months, patient lives have been directly impacted with 587 fewer days in the hospital and a cost savings of $661,540.
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SPREAD OF HEPATITIS C PIN POINTED
Scientists say they have, for the first time, worked out the pattern of spread of hepatitis C, showing early diagnosis is key to preventing epidemics.
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SLOW-RELEASE JELLY MEANS FEWER INSULIN SHOTS FOR DIABETICS
Biomedical engineers have developed a novel delivery method for a new class of drugs called peptide drugs – these very small proteins that can help regulate metabolism and treat diabetes.
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HEPATITIS C LINKED TO TATTOO INK
Researchers are hoping that people will do some research about where to get a tattoo, after a study found a link between body art and hepatitis C.
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OUR CORPORATE MEMBERS
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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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