Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter June 14, 2013
Needlestick & Sharps Injuries
Testing wait after syringe prick - Herald Sun
Safe in Common to Exhibit at APIC Annual Educational Conference - PR Newswire (press release)
Safe in Common Announces Third Online Conference to Push for Needlestick ... - Infection Control Today
Primary inoculation skin tuberculosis by accidental needle stick ...
A 42-year-old female laboratory worker presented with a left index finger skin lesion after an accidental prick while handling samples of a cultural exam of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Surgical excision was performed and ..
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
Extension of Rwanda HIV Grant Approved - AllAfrica.com
UI supercomputer Blue Waters decodes HIV capsid - Daily Illini
"HIV predator" trial to get underway - WIVB
Assam: HIV-infected blood recipients compensated - Hindustan Times
Arusha, Manyara Witness Drop in HIV/Aids Prevalence - AllAfrica.com
Government hiring 'independent' study of HIV - WND.com
HIV/AIDS spreading to younger people in Taiwan - Xinhua
Burmese singer takes on HIV stigma - CNN International
HIV Incidence
CDC has used new technology and methodology to more directly measure the number of new HIV infections in the United States.
Shocking number of HIV cases detected at blood banks go without follow-up
Of the 6.51 lakh units of blood collected in Karnataka from April 2012 to March 2013, 1,096 were found to be HIV positive and therefore discarded.
HEPATITIS
Stakeholder Input Vital to Extension of Viral Hepatitis Action Plan - AIDS.gov blog (blog)
Proposed Ban On Use Of Research Chimpanzees Threatens Further Hepatitis B ... - BioNews Texas
Legally Unhealthy Policies - Inside Higher Ed
CDC suggests hepatitis C testing for baby boomers - Seacoastonline.com
HepFest provides Hepatitis C awareness - WANE
CDC: 99 cases of hepatitis A may be linked to Townsend Farms product - CBS News
Hepatitis C: A 21st Century Success Story (Op-Ed) - Yahoo! News
Trial continuing in hepatitis C case in Las Vegas
Trial continued Wednesday in Nevada state court after a failed bid for a mistrial by a lawyer for the former physician-owner of a medical clinic where...
CDC: 1-in-12 Asian-Americans, Pacific Islanders have hepatitis B
WEST NILE
West Nile virus found in Yakima mosquitoes - The Seattle Times
Is West Nile Virus Coming to Portage County? - Patch.com
Is West Nile Virus Coming to Stark County? - Patch.com
Is West Nile Virus Coming to Alexandria? - Patch.com
Is West Nile Virus Coming to New Haven County? - Patch.com
Is West Nile Virus Coming to Hartford County? - Patch.com
Is West Nile Virus Coming to Arlington? - Patch.com
Fort Worth Works to Limit Potential West Nile Hazards - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
West Nile virus fears on rise after Hurricane Sandy - Hunterdon County Democrat - NJ.com
CDC: 1-in-12 Asian-Americans, Pacific Islanders have hepatitis B
IN THE NEWS
APIC CONFERENCE
The editor had a great visit at the annual APIC conference in Ft. Lauderdale.   I saw many new safety products that I will be adding to the ISIPS website.   Did you see any new safety products that you are willing to share?  Please send an email to newsletter@isips.org with "New Safety Product" in the subject line.   We will share it with the almost 5000 clinicians that receive this newsletter.  Thank you!.
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO REDUCE SHARPS INJURIES?
Safety Culture: What Can You Do to Reduce Sharps Injuries? Endorse the STOP STICKS campaign objectives and communicate to all staff (including management, clinical, and non-clinical) the organization's commitment to ...
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NEEDLES FOUND BEHIND POST OFFICE
The needles were seized and disposed of in a "sharps" container at the barracks. Information was obtained from the parent that the children ...
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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.
 
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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BILLIONTH SURGILANCE SAFETY LANCET SOLD TO AOSS MEDICAL SUPPLY.
Billionth SurgiLance Safety Lancet Sold to AOSS Medical Supply... 
Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act. His timely marketing efforts ultimately led to two sizable U.S...
CITY RECEIVES 3000 SHARPS CONTAINERS
Sharps containers are puncture resistant and meet government standards for protecting employees and the public from unwanted needle sticks.
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3 IN 20 COLONOSCOPY INSTRUMENTS HAVE 'DIRT' FROM COLONS
Bits and pieces of "biological dirt" from inside people's colons are being left on three in 20 of the instruments inserted in people's rectums to examine their lower digestive tract, according to a study at five hospitals nationwide. "Three out of 20 is an unexpectedly high number of endoscopes failing a cleanliness criterion," said Marco Bommarito, an investigator with 3M's infection prevention division, which conducted the study. "Clearly, we'd like no endoscopes to fail a cleanliness rating."
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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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