|Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter||May 24, 2013|
|Taking steps to prevent hepatitis - NorthJersey.com|
|Safe in Common Announces Third Online Conference to Push for Needlestick ... - Infection Control Today|
|Glucose testing kit in needlestick incident - Endocrinology Update|
|EU rules bring greater protection from needlestick injuries - Nursing Times|
|Firefighter recovering after needle stick - WNYT|
|Needlestick regulations become UK law - Nursing in Practice|
|Non-consensual testing after needlestick injury: A legal and ethical drama - Practical Ethics (blog)|
|Reversal of no liability finding for needlestick injury in Queensland holiday ... - Lexology (registration)|
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.
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
EU ISSUES STRINGENT SHARPS REGULATION
Legislation from Brussels is aimed at preventing avoidable accidents that account for 17% of work-based injuries in the health service. NHS employers and staff need to be aware of and take action on new European legislation concerning the prevention of injuries from sharp medical devices, warned the NHS Confederation.
|HIV test case heard by Zimbabwe's new Constitutional Court - SW Radio Africa|
|The Big Push to Defeat HIV & AIDS in Ghana - Huffington Post (blog)|
|Allegations Of HIV Tainted Food At Jail - Fox17|
|We can't allow the search for a cure for HIV to 'get in the way of access to ... - Deutsche Welle|
|HIV infection rates rising in Kazakhstan - Aljazeera.com|
|UNAIDS reports more than 7 million people now on HIV treatment across Africa ... - UNAIDS|
|Taking steps to prevent hepatitis - NorthJersey.com|
|Significant Progress in the Treatment of Hepatitis C - MD News (press release)|
|Nurse Sues Hospital After Hepatitis C Outbreak - Patch.com|
|The Majority of Physicians that Treat Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Have Begun ... - PR Newswire (press release)|
|Judge admonishes prosecutor in hepatitis C case - Las Vegas Review-Journal|
|Health officials make effort to increase hepatitis awareness - The Sylva Herald|
|Andrew Muir, MD, analyzes recent hepatitis C clinical trial results - Healio|
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 virus warning: 'People are not afraid enough,' says woman who ... - The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com|
|West Nile season becomes a guessing game for Dallas County mosquito trackers - Dallas Morning News (blog)|
|Will County activates its West Nile virus hotline for mosquito season - Chicago Tribune|
|Health officials begin tracking West Nile virus - The Columbian|
|2012 Was Worst Year For West Nile Virus In Michigan - CBS Local|
|2012 was deadliest year for West Nile in US, CDC says - NBCNews.com (blog)|
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...
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.
Qlicksmart BladeSINGLE provides a simply safer way to remove and contain used scalpel blades in sterile operating environments. This world-first single-handed scalpel blade remover prevents the dangerous injuries commonly caused by removing blades with fingers, forceps or re-sheathing techniques.
BladeSINGLE enables single-handed "passive" activation - keeping hands out of harm’s way. The clear casing of the cartridge allows easy and accurate counting.
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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