Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter June 7, 2013
Needlestick & Sharps Injuries
Innovations in medication delivery - Healthcare Packaging
Occupational Injury and HIV Testing of Unconscious Patients - Infection Control Today
Calls for laws to enforce hospital needle safety equipment - ABC Online
EU rules bring greater protection from needlestick injuries - Nursing Times
Needlestick Injuries: A Public Health Issue
The battle against needlestick injuries is a known issue for generations of nurses. It is, however, an issue that is no longer limited to just our nationwide healthcare setting, and, as an advanced practice nurse, it was a rude awakening for me when I first encountered patients who had sustained needlestick injuries.
Boy pierced by syringe tip after playing with it at Santa Cruz beach
The boys and their father talked to lifeguards about 5 p.m. The boy declined medical attention at the beach and was given a sharps container for the needle.
Blood and Guts: A History of Surgery
Documentary series looking at the brutal, bloody and dangerous history of surgery. Michael Mosley recounts the history of surgery through its catastrophes and successes.
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
3.4 million Nigerians are HIV positive —NACA - The Punch
Tribal members combat unspoken crisis of HIV on Navajo Nation - Navajo-Hopi Observer
Asheville physician recommends routine HIV testing - Asheville Citizen-Times
HIV Patients Refused Medical Privacy by the University of California, in Spite ... - Huffington Post
Doctors refuse to conduct autopsy of HIV positive victim-India
However, medical practitioners refusing to conduct a postmortem of a person, just because he was an HIV victim, defeats the very purpose of the campaign to...
HEPATITIS
Hepatitis A Outbreak Linked To Oregon Berry Farm - Huffington Post
From Needle Stick to Cure for Hepatitis
In 1977, Dr. Douglas Dieterich was stuck with a contaminated needle. He went on to become a national expert in hepatitis C, the very disease he had acquired.
WEST NILE
First Case of West Nile Virus Reported in 2013 - Patch.com
County Public health officials warn against West Nile Virus - Suburban Life Publications
State: Year's 1st mosquitoes with West Nile found - WGEM.com: Quincy News ... - WGEM
A year after record West Nile ravages, virus has yet to infect anyone in ... - Dallas Morning News
IN THE NEWS
APIC CONFERENCE
The editor will be attending the APIC conference in Ft. Lauderdale this weekend.  We hope that you enjoy the conference and that you are able to learn about new safety products and services that can reduce sharps injuries and bloodborne pathogen exposure.
QUEBEC HOSPITAL WANTS 1,000 PATIENTS TO COME IN FOR HIV, HEPATITIS TESTS
Hospital concerned that equipment used in those procedures had not been adequately sterilized.
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PENNSYLVANIA HEALTH OFFICIALS: DENTIST'S PATIENTS AT RISK
Health officials are warning patients of a central Pennsylvania dentist that they might be at risk for infection of hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV.
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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.
 
PREVENTING UNSAFE INJECTION PRACTICES IN THE U.S. HEALTH- CARE SYSTEM
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HOSPITAL LAUNDERING PRACTICES MAY EXPOSE PATIENTS TO INFECTIOUS BACTERIA
New study results published online in the American Journal of Infection Control found that 93 percent of tested laundered towels used to clean hospital rooms contained bacteria that could result in dangerous infections.
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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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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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