Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter March 29, 2013
Needlestick & Sharps Injuries
Every Mother Counts: Fighting for an AIDS-Free Generation - Huffington Post
New alternative to open heart surgery - HealthCanal.com
Needlestick Safety and Prevention _A Nurses Best Advice
As I was observing a patient in a seclusion room several years ago, he came to the door leaned over and rolled something under the door for me. I stood and stared at a used needle that was left in the room from another patient before him. Not only could the needle have been used as a weapon, but the patient in that room could have stepped on the needle and been stuck as well.
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

 
HIV
African grandmother hails HIV aid - Irish Independent
Watch out, TB-HIV coinfection on the rise - Jakarta Post
push for an HIV-free generation - UNICEF (press release)
In One Simple Tool, Hope for HIV Prevention - New York Times (blog)
Rogue Dentist May Have Exposed 7,000 Patients to HIV, Hepatitis
The Tulsa Health Department is warning 7,000 patients of a local dentist's office that they could have contracted HIV, hepatitis B or hepatitis C from poor sterilization practices. Dr. Wayne Harrington, an oral surgeon with a practice in Tulsa, Okla., is being investigated by the state dental board, the state bureau of narcotics and the federal Drug Enforcement Agency because one of his patients recently tested positive for hepatitis C and HIV without known risk factors other than receiving dental treatment.
 
HEPATITIS
Treating Hepatitis B and C - TheBody.com
Egg Harbor Township clinic on cutting edge of hepatitis C treatments - Press of Atlantic City
Maxim employee forged email to state in hepatitis c case - Baltimore Sun
Sex Between Monogamous Heterosexuals Rarely Source of Hepatitis C ... - Science Daily (press release)
Even moderate drinking may be risky with hepatitis C - Fox News
Loopholes Allowed Health Care Worker To Transmit Hepatitis C To Patients
He’s accused of exposing nearly 2,000 patients to hepatitis, including several in Maryland.
Now a new report details how a healthcare worker lied to keep working at hospitals in eight different states. David Kwiatkowski was fired three times and suspended once for suspicion of stealing drugs, yet was still able to continue working at hospitals across the country.
 
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
West Nile virus victims are remembered - NewsOK.com
Recovering from West Nile brings family together - NewsOK.com
Testing underway for West Nile virus as a survivor recovers - WFAA
IN THE NEWS
(OSHA) SHARPS SAFETY TRAINING - STANDARD MEDICAL VERSION
Needlesticks and other sharps injuries to your office personnel can spread Hepatitis B and C as well as HIV. The Smart Training-ISIPS Sharps Safety module helps your practice improve sharps handling and infection prevention protocols. As part of an overall sharps injury reduction program, this safety presentation can help your practice safeguard employee wellbeing and prevent the spread of disease.
 
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UNISTIK 3
The Unistick 3 has been developed to provide the most comfortable blood sampling experience for the patient, whilst giving the healthcare professional complete control and confidence during the procedure. The unique raised dots mask the sensation of pain by stimulating the nerve endings responsible for contact, pressure and texture, making the procedure a more comfortable experience for the patient. The needle retracts immediately after use.
VEINVIEWER FROM CHRISTIE
VeinViewer projects an image much like a picture on a movie screen, but VeinViewerr does this in real time making the patient's skin the "screen". VeinViewer is the only direct projection vascular imaging device clinically proven to improve peripheral vascular access by reducing the number of sticks and improving patient satisfaction.
SAFETOUCH II FISTULA NEEDLE - ONCE LOCKED, IT STAYS LOCKED!
The only system with built-in safety advantages: a permanent locking feature eliminates the worry of accidental needlesticks; textured wings provide secure grip; system is low profile and is designed to meet all OSHA safety requirements.
 
 
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INSPECTION YIELDS ANOTHER COMPOUND PHARMACY RECALL
The crackdown on specialty pharmacies that compound drugs into customized doses on Monday yielded another recall
 
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ARE YOU READY FOR THE EU SHARPS DIRECTIVE?
On 11 May, the EU Sharps Directive takes effect. Are you ready?
The EU Sharps Directive sets forth a framework for implementing a European-level initiative for adopting best practices to ensure the safest possible working environment for healthcare workers. On 10 May 2010, the directive was introduced as a way to prevent injuries and blood-borne infections to healthcare workers from sharp instruments. European Union member states must implement directive provisions within their national legislation by 11 May 2013.
 
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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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