|Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter||April 12, 2013|
Safer Sharps in a Dangerous World
Syringe reuse is a worldwide problem. So is accidental needlestick injury. Both problems could be dramatically reduced if all syringes were truly and effectively safety-engineered and designed to preclude reuse. In a sense, accidental needlestick injuries are reuse, albeit unintentional. Both intentional syringe reuse and needlestick injuries can transmit hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), HIV, and many other bloodborne pathogens from a contaminated donor to a recipient.
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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
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|Jury Awards $500 Million Damages in Hepatitis Case - Wall Street Journal|
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.
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|Mississippi records first West Nile case of 2013 in Madison County - Jackson Clarion Ledger|
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Incidence of needlestick and other sharp object injuries in newly graduated nurses
Nurses are particularly at high risk of needlestick and injuries by other sharp object (hereafter called needlestick injuries). Newly graduated nurses (hereafter called new nurses) now comprise >10% of a typical hospital’s nursing staff. Nursing students have a higher risk than registered nurses.
Port Access Infusion Sets – Safety – K-Shield®
K-Shield® Port Access Infusion Sets
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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