Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter May 31, 2013
Needlestick & Sharps Injuries
[Tech Talk] The Real Reason for PPE - PCT Magazine
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
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

 

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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
New HIV cases in Phl hit record high in April - Philippine Star
HIV treatment adherence and outcomes improving among HIV-positive ... - EurekAlert (press release)
Still long delays in diagnosing TB and HIV - Medical Xpress
Food insecurity linked to HIV-treated drug users' deaths - Medical Xpress
Identifying needs of women living with HIV - Nursing Times
HIV cases in Baguio increasing - Philippine Star
LAUSD Students Share HIV/STD Statuses Via Text Message - CBS Local
HIV virus deciphered, scientists hope to find its weakness - Times of India
Right to health, right to life: HIV and human rights in Europe - UNAIDS
HEPATITIS
New case of hepatitis in health scare - The Lawton Constitution
Community health workers help increase hepatitis B screenings in the Asian ... - Medill Reports: Chicago
Another Dental Patient Tests Positive For Hepatitis C - NewsOn6.com - Tulsa ... - News On 6
Cedar Rapids Man Gets Prison in False Hepatitis B Claim - KCRG
Residents hardest hit by storm get tetanus, hepatitis shots - San Antonio Express
WEST NILE
West Nile virus detected in Mid-Michigan - WNEM Saginaw
Spraying Targets First West Nile Virus Found This Year in LA County - NBC Southern California
ETX boy battling West Nile meningitis is finally home - KLTV
Health Department Offers Tips to Reduce Exposure to West Nile Virus - Brownwood News (blog)
Adams County officials warn of mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus - The Evening Sun
Health workers aren't taking chances with West Nile - KVUE
Department of Health warns of danger of West Nile - Bismarck Tribune
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...
IN THE NEWS
NEW SHARPS REGS TAKE EFFECT IN BRITAIN
New regulations to control the risks posed by needles and other sharps in health care have taken effect in England and Northern Ireland. The Health and Safety Executive enacted them to implement a European Directive, and they supplement existing laws that already required employers in all sectors to take effective actions to control the risk from sharps injuries.
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QLICKSMART BLADESINGLE
 
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.
 
DOES YOUR WORKPLACE CULTURE HELP PROTECT YOU FROM HEPATITIS?
May 19, 2013, was Hepatitis Testing Day. Health care workers are at risk of contracting hepatitis B and C in the workplace. Doctors, nurses, and other staff are predominately exposed to these devastating diseases through needle sticks and other sharps injuries or when fluids from patients splash onto their eyes, nose, or mouth. Hepatitis B and C are life-changing infections, but they can be avoided in many cases.
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NIGERIA: 'SIX OUT OF EVERY 10 CITIZENS HAVE HEPATITIS'
A medical expert, Dr PSA Bondima Young, at the weekend in Kaduna said six out of every 10 Nigerians have hepatitis disease, one of the leading causes of death in Africa.
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TULIP SAFETY FISTULA NEEDLE
Features of the clear, patented TULIP safety needle protector:
 
  • Low profile design
  • Ease of use during patient cannulation and needle placement
  • Activation using a one-handed technique
  • Audible click indicating protector is locked and will stay locked
  • Meets OSHA safety requirements
 
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ZIMBABWE - 45,000 DIE FROM HIV, 1 MILLION INFECTED
MORE than 45,000 people died from HIV-related ailments last year with an estimated 1.2 million living with the virus around the country, a Parliamentary committee has revealed.
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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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