Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter August 9, 2013
Needlestick & Sharps Injuries
Boomers urged to get tested for hepatitis C virus - The Courier-Journal
Hep C is the 'silent killer' - The Paisley Daily Express
'Two-thirds of injections in India unsafe' - Indian Express
Durant Business Hosts Blood Drive - KTEN
This Week in Houston, Clinical Laboratory Industry's Largest Trade Show ... - DARKDaily.com - Laboratory News
Nasal spray anesthesia may work as well as injections for dental procedures ... - University at Buffalo Reporter
Are We Ready For A Robotic Phlebotomist? - Forbes
The needle and the damage done - Nursing Review
HIV
Campaigns & public messaging: important aspects of HIV prevention and ... - PLoS Blogs (blog)
Which Region Has The Fastest-Growing HIV/AIDS Epidemic In The World? - Forbes
Girl's HIV nightmare over needle in doll - Daily Star
Fake dentist bust leads to HIV and hepatitis health-alert for 1500 Vancouver ... - National Post
Number of HIV positive pregnant mothers plummet in city - Indian Express
With Attitudes Like This, Will We Ever Beat HIV? - Huffington Post UK
Analysis: HIV and emergencies - the data quandary - IRINnews.org
AIDS deaths falling sharply in eastern, southern Africa - CBC.ca
HEPATITIS
Fake dentist bust leads to HIV and hepatitis health-alert for 1500 Vancouver ... - National Post
Boomers urged to get tested for hepatitis C virus - The Courier-Journal
Baby Boomers at Risk for Hepatitis - Washington Informer
QLICKSMART BLADECASSETTE

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.

 
WEST NILE
West Nile found in Amesbury, Beverly, Melrose, Merrimac - Boston.com
Santa Clara County woman infected with West Nile virus, first case in county ... - San Jose Mercury News
Hamilton Township mosquito sample tests postive for West Nile virus - Chambersburg Public Opinion
Stanislaus woman recovering from West Nile, first case of year - Modesto Bee
Swiss say mosquito species blamed for spread of dengue, West Nile virus may ... - Washington Post
West Nile Virus scare moves classes, tours from Torrance marsh - Los Angeles Times
West Nile-Carrying Mosquitoes Found In 12 Connecticut Towns - Hartford Courant
West Nile-tainted blood kills man in Denver hospital in October
The CDC issued a warning after the death of a Colorado man was confirmed to have been caused by a transfusion of blood tainted with West Nile virus.
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.
 
PHE supports new tattooing and body piercing guidance
As tattooing and body piercing becomes more common, improper or unsanitary methods used in these procedures can carry health risks. In response, a new ‘Tattooing and body piercing guidance toolkit’ launched today (8 August) will provide local authorities and businesses with information on good standards of practice...
IN THE NEWS
A DEVASTATING INJURY FAILED TO DERAIL KAREN DALEY'S ...
From that one needle stick, she contracted HIV and hepatitis C. Her clinical nursing ...
More >
HEARING FOR DR. HARRINGTON, ACCUSED OF EXPOSING HIV, HEPATITIS TO PATIENTS ..
HIV- Hepatitis.... from going to the dentist?
More >
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.
 
 
BEFORE
 
AFTER
 
B.C. MAN'S ILLEGAL DENTAL PRACTICE SHUT DOWN
Seized equipment from 'bedroom dentist' not sterilized properly. The College of Dental Surgeons of B.C. is warning patients to get tested for potential exposure to serious blood-borne viruses after shutting down an illegal dental practice run by a man with no known training in dentistry.
More >
IN HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY, WHO WILL KEEP WORKERS SAFE?
Health care workers suffer more injuries and illnesses on the job than those in any other industry, due in large part to the absence of work safety standards, says a new report by a national non-profit.
More >
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
WORLD HEPATITIS DAY AND NEEDLESTICK SAFETY
In honor of World Hepatitis Day, we dedicated a blog post to this initiative to raise awareness of sharps 
More >
OUR CORPORATE MEMBERS
Please click on any ISIPS member below to view their sharps safety products!
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.
West and the diamond logo and NovaGuard™ are trademarks or registered s of West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions.
 
© Copyright 2017 International Sharps Injury Prevention Society
We practice permission marketing. If you do not wish to receive these e-mail notices
please send an email to newsletter@isips.org with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject line.
or send request to

ISIPS
6898 Maria Way
Herriman, Ut 84096