|Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter||February 22, 2013|
|Take care to avoid needlestick injuries - Farmers Guardian|
|Safe in Common's "The Unfinished Agenda: Addressing the Challenges ... - PR Newswire (press release)|
|Dr Viv's Blog: The many faces of Hepatitis C - 6minutes (blog)|
|Veebot's Needle Wielding Robot to Automate Blood Draws - Singularity Hub|
|For UNC team, drug delivery is 'No Sweat' - WRAL Tech Wire|
|Firm Advocates Needle Management With Sharpx - AllAfrica.com|
|Drug needle dangers - Durham News|
|Risk of Sharps - RDH|
Injuries from Safety Syringes
We recently asked a question in our safety syringe survey where we asked clinicians to identify why they believe that sharps injuries are occureing with safety syringes.. Here are the results
|No increase in HIV/AIDS cases in India: Azad - Times of India|
|HIV Linked to Sudden Loss of Hearing - MedPage Today|
|Detroit gets $3.2 million for HIV treatment & prevention - WXYZ|
|Is HIV Being Shortchanged? - Huffington Post|
|HIV-Positive Inmates Too Expensive for Private Prison Operators? - CounterPunch|
SharpsSentinel Wall Cabinet System
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.
For more information, contact Bemis Health Care Products Group at
|UnitedHealth faces suit over hepatitis outbreak - Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal (blog)|
|State wrapping up hepatitis C probe - Seacoastonline.com|
|Australia Abortion Doctor on Trial for Spreading Hepatitis C - LifeNews.com|
|New Hepatitis C Trial Begins - CBS Local|
|Hundreds line up for vaccines after Hepatitis scare at local restaurants - WBTV|
|Insurers' Trial Begins In Hepatitis Outbreak - CBS Local|
Patient Safe Syringes
Patient Safe® syringes are uniquely designed to reduce the risk of bloodstream infections resulting from catheter hub contamination. Their unique luer guard reduces the risk of luer tip contact contamination.
It also reduces the risk of contamination of intravenous fluid. Patient Safe® syringes are compatible with most available hypodermic needles, including those with manually activated safety features, vial access devices, and luer-activated catheter hub.
Man infected in Exeter hepatitis C outbreak settles lawsuit
An Exeter man infected with hepatitis C during last year’s outbreak at Exeter Hospital recently settled his civil suit against the hospital and other parties, according to court documents
|Dallas County adds more power to West Nile virus anti-mosquito campaign - Vaccine News Daily (blog)|
|CDC Offers Weak Numbers on West Nile Spraying - Dallas Observer|
|Tracking West Nile - KERA News|
|West Nile virus more prevalent among mosquitoes in vineyards, orchards - Mid Columbia Tri City Herald|
|Cellular Garbage Collectors Beat West Nile, Study Shows - Bloomberg|
VACUETTE BLOOD COLLECTION TUBES
The advantages of using an evacuated blood collection system made out of plastic has been well known for a long time. It is of the greatest importance to produce high quality samples and analysis results, along with minimized risk of infection to staff. Greiner Bio-One can offer a complete range of evacuated blood collection tubes made out of virtually unbreakable PET-plastic. All of them are equipped with a unique safety cap, which also offers maximum security to healthcare workers. Coagulation is a critical testing area proving to be a challenge to some manufacturers. Not for us at Greiner.
SHARPS DISPOSAL BY MAIL SYSTEM
The sharps disposal by mail system represents the first complete disposal system pioneered for simplified management of used needles, syringes and other small quantities of medical waste. The sharps disposal by mail system is a government approved system comprised of a specially designed mailable sharps container, a post each prepaid return shipping box, and instructions in both English and Spanish. These systems are available in 1 quart, 1 gallon, 2 gallon, 3 gallon and 18 gallon systems.
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.
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