Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter March 8, 2013
Needlestick & Sharps Injuries
Acupuncture article did not explore sanctioned medical practices - Las Vegas Review - Journal
Pediatric pain relief... without the pills - WFAA
Safe in Common Crystalizes Call for Unified Protection Against Needlestick and ... - Infection Control Today
Veebot's Needle Wielding Robot to Automate Blood Draws - Singularity Hub
Drug needle dangers - Durham News
Risk of Sharps - RDH
HIV
HIV/AIDS inclusion - Fiji Times
Is A Cure For HIV On The Horizon – Or Are We Jumping The Gun? - WJBF-TV
Experts warn on increased HIV/AIDS prevalence... - New Vision
San Diego: 'America's Finest City', Except for Those with HIV/AIDS - Huffington Post (blog)
HIV and Aids: news and resources round up - The Guardian (blog)
St. Clair County HIV cases up nearly 30 percent in five years - Belleville News Democrat
Bee Venom Kills HIV: Nanoparticles Carrying Toxin Shown To Destroy Human ... - Huffington Post
Human Nature Sinks HIV Prevention Trial - Wired (blog)
Link between violence and HIV must be made explicit, say African ministers - The Guardian
Prevention can mean no babies with HIV - CNN
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.
 

Sharps Sentinel Cabinet

For more information, contact Bemis Health Care Products Group at  800-558-7651

 
HEPATITIS
Ste. Genevieve Health Department will be offering testing for Hepatitis C virus - Daily Journal Online
Fitness of former doctor in Vegas hepatitis C case questioned - Reno Gazette-Journal
Geronimo Dos Santos' Hepatitis B Cleared - FightLine.com
'Willowbrook' Film Highlights Hepatitis Controversy - ABC News
Hepatitis C Cure - WGNtv.com
UC research uncovers hepatitis trend - Cincinnati.com
Hepatitis B fight: Stanford University students, Silicon Valley team up to ... - San Jose Mercury 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.
 
 
WEST NILE
Testing underway for West Nile virus as a survivor recovers - WFAA
Help Nancy Heal: Community Rallies Around Victim of West Nile Virus - DNAinfo
About West Nile virus: Ann Belew among 15 local victims last year - Pensacola News Journal
Tarrant County Ready With New West Nile Virus Plan - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
Crows return after West Nile die-off - STLtoday.com
Dallas County Prepares West Nile Combat Plan - CBS 11
West Nile data supports using aerial spraying - Dallas Morning News
IN THE NEWS
CHINA HOSPITALS URGED TO REGULATE SERVICES FOLLOWING MASS HEPATITIS C INFECTION
The Ministry of Health on Wednesday urged local health departments and institutions to implement safer practices after 99 people contracted hepatitis C at a private clinic.
 
Local authorities revealed earlier this month that 99 people were confirmed to have contracted hepatitis C after receiving contaminated injections at a private clinic in the city of Donggang in northeast China's Liaoning province.
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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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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. 

VACUETTE® Blood Collection Tubes

 
INVESTIGATION OF CHEAP BOTOX 'SAUSAGE FACTORY
AUSTRALIA'S drug regulator is investigating a doctor alleged to be importing cheap, unapproved versions of the anti-wrinkle drug Botox - and injecting it into women at two Sydney clinics.  The investigation into Leo van den Heuvel, who works at Ultrasonic Slimming clinics in Paddington and Gladesville, was launched after a complaint from the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery. "What I do is exactly like in McDonald's. People come in and are out within five minutes."
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QLICKSMART CHECKCLIP
Qlicksmart CheckCLIP is a simply safer way to label syringes with the name of the medication that has been drawn up always visible. This significantly reduces the risk of morbidity and mortality caused by medication errors. Medication errors kill at least 1 patient every day in American hospitals and 1.3 million patients are injured every year at a cost of $6 billion per year.  Medication errors occur in nearly 1 of every 5 doses of IV drugs given to patients in the typical hospital. Traditional labelling techniques that involve handwriting on the syringe, attaching the ampoule with surgical tape or labelling with stickers are all prone to medication errors.
CheckClip
Tape and stickers obscure incremental marks on the syringe and handwriting is time-consuming and open to transcription error. As a result, virtually every practitioner experiences a ‘near miss’ or worse at some stage in their chaotic work environment.
KERALA DOCTOR INVENTS SYRINGE THAT CAN'T BE REUSED
INDIA: In a major breakthrough, a doctor in Kerala has developed a cheap, effective and eco-friendly medical syringe that can never be reused. "The Peanut Safe Syringe becomes absolutely redundant after its first use. Neither the syringe nor the needle can ever be reused. Scavengers will never be able to collect, repack and sell it in the market," said Baby Manoj, a radiologist from Kozhikode, who invented the syringe.
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RISK OF SHARPS IN DENTAL OFFICES
Needlesticks and sharps injuries are a serious hazard in the dental office. Such injuries may expose the dental worker to a potentially grave, lethal risk. Recently, the U.S. Department of Labor filed suit against a dentist in Massachusetts. The suit alleges the dentist fired an employee for filing a health hazard complaint with OSHA. According to the complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Boston, the dentist discharged a dental assistant in November 2010 after the employee expressed concerns about an office procedure that required employees to remove protective caps from contaminated needles prior to disposal.
 
 
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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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