Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter June 21, 2013
Needlestick & Sharps Injuries
The difference between Hepatitis A, B and C - Cincinnati.com
Safe in Common Introduces the "Top 10 Golden Rules of Safety" - SYS-CON Media (press release)
Alan Ashurst tracks Kansas City's illegal dumpers - Pitch Weekly
Got Needles? Why the Greatest Danger to Law Enforcement Isn't Guns - Huffington Post
HIV
Shreveport man promotes HIV testing, prevention - Shreveport Times
Feds allege grant money for HIV bankrolled politician's expenses - Chicago Sun-Times
NY Car Dealership Denies Firing HIV-Positive Man - ABC News
Court rules against government in HIV/AIDS funding case - USA TODAY
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
State report faults Exeter Hospital in hepatitis C outbreak - Concord Monitor
Investigator witnessed deterioration of hepatitis C victims - Las Vegas Review-Journal
Bill require Hepatitis C test offer is OK'd - Albany Times Union
FDA approves new test that will help treat hepatitis C - Los Angeles Times
Potential Hepatitis A exposure at Fort Bragg espresso shop - Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Hepatitis warning for smoothies made by Groovy Greens and smoothies sold at ... - The Denver Channel
118 sickened in hepatitis A outbreak linked to berries - USA TODAY
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 is back; protect yourself - The Courier-Journal (blog)
How to Prepare for West Nile Season in Milwaukee County - Patch.com
Mosquitoes trapped in Longmont test positive for West Nile Virus - The Denver Channel
First West Nile mosquitoes found - Rapid City Journal
First West Nile case found in Adams Co. - WISH
Collin County activates web site with weekly updates on West Nile virus - Dallas Morning News (blog)
Longmont mosquito pool tests positive for West Nile Virus - Longmont Daily Times-Call
1st sign of West Nile virus for Indiana in 2013 - WLFI.com
First case of West Nile Virus in 2013 reported in WI - fox6now.com
IN THE NEWS
HIGHLIGHTING THE DANGERS OF NEEDLESTICK INJURIES
The Australian Nursing Federation (ANF) has welcomed a Private Member’s Bill to be put to Federal Parliament today - highlighting the ongoing danger of needlestick injuries to the country’s nurses and other healthcare workers.
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FEWER SHARPS INJURIES WITH NEW INFECTION PREVENTION PRODUCTS
New products to protect surgeons and patients from the risk of HCAIs - before, during and after surgery, have been released for the European market.
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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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BABYLANCE SAFETY FEATURES
Officials from MediPurpose, a manufacturer and master distributor of medical products, announce the publication of a new white paper, “Reinventing a Better Safety Heelstick: Defining, Translating and Validating Safety Features.” The white paper describes the redesigned babyLance safety heelstick's safety features – and the processes with which they were integrated and validated.
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BABYLANCE SAFETY LANCET

Designed with many of the same innovations that have made our SurgiLance® safety lancet one of the world’s most popular needlestick solutions, babyLance® is specially designed for neonatal caregivers.

 
 
CATARACT SURGEON STUCK HIMSELF WITH NON-SAFETY SCALPEL
Jody Loocker, RN, CNOR, the clinical director, organized a safety knife trial soon after one of her surgeons stuck himself with a knife that din't have a guard on it.
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SAFETY TOOLS FOR OFFICERS
Law enforcement officers have a 1 in 3 chance of getting a needlestick during their careers. In North Carolina it is possible for officers to suffer multiple needlesticks in the span of a month; national rates show that 28% of officers get two or more needlesticks during their careers. Fortunately, law enforcement exposure to potentially contaminated needles can be prevented.
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OUR CORPORATE MEMBERS
Please click on any ISIPS member below to view their sharps safety products!
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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