|Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter||March 1, 2013|
|BD embarks on initiative to ensure safety and quality improvements in ... - pharmabiz.com|
|Safe in Common Crystalizes Call for Unified Protection Against Needlestick and ... - Infection Control Today|
|Stomach Flu Breakthrough? - KTBS|
|Take care to avoid needlestick injuries - Farmers Guardian|
|Drug needle dangers - Durham News|
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
|Health Ministry starts disciplining dentists who refuse to treat HIV patients - Haaretz|
|HIV suspect jailed for bond violation - WOOD-TV|
|Could Better Syringes Reduce HIV Transmission? - The Atlantic|
|Portable device detects HIV with push of a button - Futurity: Research News|
|People with HIV struggle to recognize fear - Fox News|
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
|Hepatitis C patients get the axe as hospitals stop treatment - The Express Tribune|
|Hepatitis-B outbreak in Sumbal - Rising Kashmir|
|Hospitals urged to regulate services following mass hepatitis C infection - Shanghai Daily (subscription)|
|Murphy: Hepatitis and the pharmacology of greed - Savannah Morning News|
|3 file suit on hepatitis tied to insulin pen reuse in Olean - Buffalo News|
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.
|South Lebanon board briefed on tire collection by West Nile Virus program - Lebanon Daily News|
|City extra vigilant after 2012 West Nile outbreak - KVEO-TV|
|Denton County Starts West Nile Battle Early - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth|
|Report: Aerial spraying for West Nile was effective - Denton Record Chronicle|
|CDC Offers Weak Numbers on West Nile Spraying - Dallas Observer|
|Dallas County Considers Plan to Attack West Nile Early - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth|
Health care experts have long warned of so-called “silent killer” diseases -- that is, those that create serious damage without showing symptoms.
For baby boomers, that includes hepatitis C.
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.
AUSTRIAN NEONATAL NURSES GIVE NEW BABYLANCE HEELSTICK PERFECT SAFETY SCORE
MediPurpose™, a manufacturer and master distributor of medical products, today announced the publication of a new case study, Reinventing a Better babyLance™ Safety Heelstick Device: Austrian Clinical Use Design Validation Studies. The results consistently indicated that Austrian users found babyLance to be satisfactory for safety, training, ergonomics, trigger and usage.
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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