Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter May 10, 2013
Needlestick & Sharps Injuries
Psychological illness and sharps injuries - The British Psychological Society
Safe Horse Handling for Vet Visits - TheHorse.com
Northern Idaho senior center cited for safety violations - KIVI-TV
Non-consensual testing after needlestick injury: A legal and ethical drama - Practical Ethics (blog)
This National Nurses Week, let us resolve not to overwork them - Merced Sun-Star
Reversal of no liability finding for needlestick injury in Queensland holiday ... - Lexology (registration)
Needlestick safety device - Healthcare Packaging
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
Misleading News Reports Suggest HIV Cure Is Near - AIDSmeds.com HIV/AIDS Treatment News
Schistosomiasis control a route to cutting HIV in Africa - Reuters AlertNet (blog)
Disc drive: researchers make case for HIV diagnosis by DVD - The Guardian
'Not Enough Money' Is No Excuse for Africa's HIV Treatment Gap - Huffington Post
In Danish Laboratories, Hope Looms Large for a Permanent HIV Cure - Minyanville.com
HEPATITIS
Only Half Of Hepatitis C Patients Get Needed Follow-Up Tests - Medical News Today
Hepatitis C testing for people born between 1945 and 1965 - Guardian Express
Emotional testimony from victims in hepatitis C trial - KTNV Las Vegas
Health workers with hepatitis B pose little risk to patients - Fox 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
West Nile program targets Asian tiger mosquitos - phillyBurbs.com
Westchester to target West Nile virus with mosquito-eating fish - Mid-Hudson News - Mid-Hudson News
Health Department to Begin West Nile Prevention Efforts - Patch.com
County goes on West Nile offensive: Dallas seniors to receive donated insect ... - Mesquitenews
West Nile claims 20th victim in Dallas County - FOX 4 News
State reactivates West Nile virus hotline for reporting dead birds - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Unilife Develops Unifill Assure To Enhance Patient Self-Injection Of Biologics
This combination of automatic, user-controlled and fully integrated needle retraction eliminates risks such as needlestick injuries or the...
Kerbside recycling jeopardises safety of Veolia staff
Disgruntled recycle workers at Spreyton are fed up with finding syringes and dirty nappies in recycling collections.These items are jeopardising the safety of workers.
IN THE NEWS
NEEDLESTICK REGULATIONS BECOME UK LAW
An estimated one million needlestick injuries occur in the European Union each year, with more than 100,000 occurring each year in the UK ...
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EU DIRECTIVE 2010/32/EU
Find out how the EU Directive 2010/32/EU effects you. Prevention from sharps injuries in the healthcare sector, never re-sheath needles...
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PROTECTING HEALTHCARE WORKERS FROM SHARPS INJURIES
This briefing outlines information regarding new regulations implementing EU law (the Sharps Directive) which comes into force across the UK on 11th May 2013. Key changes and implications for the NHS are discussed.
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JOEY MEDICAL CLAMP UMBILLICAL CORD CUTTER


Cuts and Clamps the Umbilical Cord 


With an emphasis on safety and ease of use, the Joey Spray Guard is a delivery system that cuts and clamps both the maternal and infant sides of the umbilical cord and leaves the cute Joey Clamp on the infant.

Reduces the Spray 
The Joey Spray Guard provides a concurrent clamping and cutting action that shields the caregiver from blood spray.  This advanced, ergonomically designed product will change the face of delivery.

 
NON-CONSENSUAL TESTING AFTER NEEDLESTICK INJURY: A LEGAL AND ETHICAL ...
Like many patients in ICU, X is incapacitous. He also needs a lot of care. Much of that care involves needles. Late at night, tired and harassed, ...
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SHARPS SAFETY THAT REALLY STICKS!
The Center for Disease Control notes that 1,000 American healthcare workers suffer sharps injuries every day.  Our internal polling indicates that two-thirds of these professionals are injured despite having received Sharps and Bloodborne Pathogen training. 
 
So why doesn't Sharps training "stick?"
 
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HEALTH RISKS OF SHARING NEEDLES DISCUSSED AFTER INCIDENT AT A MIDDLE ...
"We are always concerned any time a needle stick is involved, but we think that the school took the appropriate response"
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CDC SAYS 3 OUT OF 4 PEOPLE WITH HEPATITIS C DON'T KNOW THEY HAVE IT ...
About 3 million Americans are infected with Hepatitis C. But a new study suggests only half of them go for follow-up tests to see if their bodies have cleared the virus, or if they're still infected.
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SAFETY SUBCULTURE UNIT

 

The Safety SubCulture Unit (SCU) is a sharps safety device used to obtain samples from positive blood culture bottles.  Needleless sampling reduces risk of needlestick injury.

 

 

The plastic tip safely pierces the bottle septum and makes it easy to insert and remove from the culture bottle. The integrated filter cap controls gas or culture discharge for an added level of safety.

 
20 BUFFALO VA PATIENTS TEST POSITIVE FOR HEPATITIS
20 Buffalo VA patients test positive for hepatitis Buffalo News WASHINGTON – Twenty veterans treated at the Buffalo Veterans Affairs Medical Center have tested positive for hepatitis in the wake of revelations that nurses improperly reused insulin...
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ANOTHER DENTAL PATIENT TESTS POSITIVE FOR HEPATITIS C
Oh boy, here we go again!  Yet another dental patient tests positive for hepatitis C.
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MORE VETERANS AT THE BUFFALO VETERANS AFFAIRS MEDICAL CENTER HAVE HEPATITIS FROM IMPROPERLY USED INSULIN PENS
Twenty veterans treated at the Buffalo Veterans Affairs Medical Center have tested positive for hepatitis in the wake of revelations that nurses improperly reused insulin pens on multiple patients, but all but two have cleared the virus, the hospital said Thursday.
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OUR CORPORATE MEMBERS
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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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