Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter July 19, 2013
Needlestick & Sharps Injuries
New Christie Assure Program Revolutionizes VeinViewer Utilization Services at ... - PR Web (press release)
Keeping the Faith - Fight On - SurfKY News
Workplace May Be Unsafe for Healthcare Professionals - MedPage Today
Sydney's new public toilet strategy puts pressure on McDonald's - Government News
IAP introduces Safe Injection Environment Campaign in Hyderabad - pharmabiz.com
West Expands NovaGuard™ Platform of Products for Safe and Effective ... - Pharmaceutical Online (press release)
Needlestick and sharps injuries bid goes to parliament - Nursing Careers Allied Health
HIV
Sanitation over HIV fixation - Aljazeera.com (blog)
What HIV self-testing may mean for couples - aidsmap
Two HIV-Positive Men Got "Free" from HIV After Side-Effects of Bone Marrow ... - International Business Times AU
Rise in HIV/Aids cases feared due to non-availability of drug - DAWN.com
A Decade Of Success In The Global Fight Against HIV And AIDS - Forbes
US Congress Moves Closer to Lifting Ban on Transplanting Organs From HIV ... - Science AAAS
HIV Care Continuum Initiative - The White House (blog)
In Asia Pacific, deaths from hepatitis three times higher than AIDS/HIV
In the Asia-Pacific region, considered the biggest and densest part of the world, deaths from viral hepatitis each year are three times higher than those of HIV/AIDS, a study said.
HEPATITIS
Stark inequalities in hepatitis care call for EU action - EurActiv
How to Save $200 Billion and Cure Hepatitis C - Xconomy
Quang Tri suspends Hepatitis B vaccinations after three babies die - VietNamNet Bridge
Fil-Ams at high risk of hepatitis-B; free testing in SF Bay Area - Inquirer.net
Kalala village in Punjab in grip of 'hepatitis C' - Times of India
In Asia Pacific, deaths from hepatitis three times higher than AIDS/HIV - GMA News
Evolutionary forensics used on hepatitis C virus outbreak - Science Daily (press release)
Ariz. dental clinic may have exposed patients to hepatitis, HIV
The Pima County Health Department in Arizona is contacting 174 dental patients who were seen at the T Dental Clinic between January and July 2010, because they may have been exposed to blood-borne diseases such as hepatitis or HIV.
Stark inequalities in hepatitis care call for EU action - EurActiv
Stark inequalities in hepatitis care call for EU action. The European Union should prevent its citizens from health threats and an important step forward would be to encourage the development of national Hepatitis plans throughout the Union...
WEST NILE
West Nile Virus Threat Looms in Evergreen Park - Patch.com
Scottsdale man recovers from West Nile Virus - ABC15.com (KNXV-TV)
The Daily Item: Lynn reports first case of West Nile - Daily Item
Longmont's citywide attack on West Nile-bearing mosquitoes went smoothly ... - Longmont Daily Times-Call
Minimal West Nile risk seen despite intense mosquito activity - The Evening Sun
A Warm Winter Helped Fuel West Nile Outbreak In Dallas - NPR (blog)
Qlicksmart CASSETTE 3in1 - Features & Benefits
  • Small and compact - saves space!
  • The CASSETTE is sterilised and ready for use
  • Contains 3 units of Qlicksmart single blade remover cartridge per set
  • Single-handed "passive" activation - keeping hands out of harms way
  • Blade contained upon removal to enable safe disposal in an approved sharps container, eliminating injuries to downstream staff
  • Puncture resistant cartridge so you know you're safe
 
IN THE NEWS
COPING STRATEGIES FOR NEW NURSES
Empowering graduate nurses with self-coping strategies to help them adjust to the workforce is the focus of a new Flinders University research project.
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WORLD HEPATITIS DAY 2013
Know it, Confront it : The Lancet Global Health
 
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PROLANCE single-use safety lancets have been designed for modern capillary blood sampling and the device is an integral component to sharps-injury prevention programs in hospitals, clinics and wherever patients and professionals have to feel safe.


PROLANCE is available in six different color-coded product versions to meet specific blood sample application and address the variety of patient skin type

 

JUDGE DISMISSES HEPATITIS C LAWSUIT AGAINST UPMC
Judge dismisses hepatitis C lawsuit against UPMC Seacoastonline.com The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Thursday that a Kansas man alleged that he contracted hepatitis C in Pennsylvania because former UMPC employee David Kwiatkowski infected him...
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FIVE NURSES FACE CHARGES OVER SCANDAL AT STAFFORD
Jeannette Coulson, who worked as a ward manager and subsequently discharge planning manager on the trauma and orthopaedics ward between 2005 and 2010, is accused of failing to ensure...
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AFRICA: 16 MILLION TEENAGE GIRLS GET PREGNANT EVERY YEAR
16 million teenage girls give birth every year in African or other...
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PREGNANT NURSE ABDUCTED FROM ALA. HOSPITAL
Officials at Princeton Baptist Medical Center have boosted security at the hospital after a pregnant nurse was abducted from the facility's parking lot Saturday.
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HOSPITAL LINENS SUPPLIER ANGELICA COMMENTS ON SHARPS POSING THREAT TO SORTERS
According to Aly Merritt, Marketing Manager of medical laundry service firm Angelica, "used needles are the largest safety hazard...
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PORT ACCESS INFUSION SETS – SAFETY – K-SHIELD®
K-Shield® Port Access Infusion Sets
  • Low profile design – streamlined design helps make dressing simple and efficient and improves patient comfort during long infusion times.
  • Simple safety device activation – clinician-friendly and easy to use; audible click lets you know the needle is locked and enclosed during activation.
  • Non-coring siliconized needle – minimizes irritation while the port is being accessed or when the needle is removed.
  • Spacers on skin plate – allows air flow and minimizes moisture between patient’s skin and underneath skin plate.
  • Non-DEHP fluid path – offers a safe, DEHP-free fluid path
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OUR CORPORATE MEMBERS
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NOVAGUARD 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 NovaGuard SA (Staked-needle Automatic) syringe system can be deployed using a single-handed technique to 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
 
To learn more about using the NovaGuard SA syringe system for your drug product, or for information on any of West’s injectable drug packaging or delivery system technologies, click here.
 
*For investigational use only by our pharmaceutical and biotechnology development partners. West markets the NovaGuard SA technology as an integrated system. Final assembly is completed by the pharmaceutical company.
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