|Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter||August 2, 2013|
|Nasal spray anesthesia may work as well as injections for dental procedures ... - University at Buffalo Reporter|
|Concerns about syringe disposals - Moree Champion|
|Are We Ready For A Robotic Phlebotomist? - Forbes|
|Council cleaner's HIV test wait after drug needle stab in Sunderland toilets - Sunderland Echo|
|Innovative Phlebotomy Safety Device Launched by Greiner Bio-One at AACC - SelectScience.net (press release)|
|Robot uses infrared camera, lighting to draw blood - Vision Systems Design|
Concerns about syringe disposals
“I recall reading about the incident last year in the Moree Champion about the child receiving a needle stick injury,”
|Huband infects woman with HIV, deserts her - Hindustan Times|
|Teen HIV patient fends for self - Times of India|
|Fewer Children Born With HIV - Zuma - AllAfrica.com|
|Inmate mistakenly diagnosed with HIV tries to kill himself - Ynetnews|
|HIV Prevention and Homeless Youth: Fixing a Catastrophic Failure - Huffington Post|
Exeter Hospital settles six hepatitis C lawsuits
Six civil cases against Exeter Hospital in relation to last year's hepatitis C outbreak have been settled, according to an attorney representing the hospital.
|Hepatitis C Tests Recommended for Baby Boomers - KHSL|
|Patients were exposed to hepatitis B because nurses lacked access to ... - Boston Globe|
|White House Hosts US Observance of World Hepatitis Day - AIDS.gov blog (blog)|
|Getting hepatitis on the policy agenda in Asia - The Guardian|
|Campaign urges hepatitis B screening - San Jose Mercury News|
Qlicksmart BladeCASSETTE 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.
With the single-use BladeCASSETTE, you can now change blades in sterile fields. Simply ‘push and click’ to remove and contain used scalpel blades using only one hand. BladeCASSETTE contains 3 units of Qlicksmart single blade remover cartridges. Each cartridge contains only one blade and enables easy and accurate counting of blades after use in theatre.
Tongue piercing 'ups the risk of hepatitis
Dentists have warned fans of piercing that they risk diseases like hepatitis as well as being left with a permanent drool.
|Mosquitoes Infected with West Nile, EEE Found in Hampshire County - abc40|
|3rd Case Of West Nile Virus In 3 Days For Dallas County - CBS Local|
|Carson man, 78, diagnosed with West Nile virus dies - Los Angeles Times|
|Case located in Grand Prairie - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth (blog)|
|East Valley woman dies from West Nile virus, officials say - azcentral.com|
|West Nile Virus in Larimer County: 2 seriously ill, numbers could rise - Denver Post|
|Dallas County confirms 2nd human case of West Nile virus - Dallas Morning News|
|More Mosquitoes Found With West Nile Virus - CBS Local|
K-Shield Port Access Infusion Needle
Kawasumi brings you K-Shield, a totally integrated device for optimal non-coring Huber needle stick protection. K-Shield complies with all OSHA standards and has unmatched advantages.
It’s been carefully designed with user needs in mind. For example, it’s clinician friendly and easy to use, especially when activating the safety mechanism.
SAFETOUCH II FISTULA NEEDLE - ONCE LOCKED, IT STAYS LOCKED!
The only system with built-in safety advantages: a permanent locking feature eliminates the worry of accidental needlesticks; textured wings provide secure grip; system is low profile and is designed to meet all OSHA safety requirements.
SAFETY BLOOD COLLECTION/INFUSION SETS
The Safety Blood Collection Set with integrated needle protection is an important contribution to avoiding needlestick injuries. After use, the safety mechanism is activated inside the patient’s vein. To do this, the wings of the set are held in place with the fingers of one hand. With the other hand, the slide is released by pushing together the pieces on the side. The slide is then pulled back. An audible “Click” indicates correct activation
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.
· 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.
West and the diamond logo and NovaGuard™ are trademarks or registered s of West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions.
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