|Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter||August 16, 2013|
|Retractable Technologies, Inc. Reports Results of Operations - DailyFinance|
|Family of girl, 3, faces three-month wait after syringe stick injury - Courier Mail|
|Implementing a Sharps Injury Reduction Program at a Charity Hospital in India - Healio|
|Hospital injuries rise - The Bay of Plenty Times|
|Used needles on Athlone walkways and play areas claim - Westmeath Independent|
|No needles in the soap in eight years - Gympie Times|
|Viewpoints: County's committed to a clean, safe American River Parkway - Sacramento Bee|
I acquired a bloodbourne illness ..hepatitis from a needlestick at work. forced to fill out a FMLA
I received papers few days ago that were sent to commonwealth of Pa which not only stated my income incorrectly,but it listed my injury as my right index finger and exposure to a contaminated needle.
|Long-Term HIV Survivors In Uncharted Territory - Huffington Post|
|HIV patients told by Pentecostal pastors 'to rely on God' - BBC News|
|HIV/Aids Worse Than World War, Says NACA Official - AllAfrica.com|
|The stigma of HIV still remains - The Guardian|
|HIV on the rise among America's seniors - AMERICAblog (blog)|
|Restrictions on health workers with HIV lifted as 'outdated' ban ends - The Guardian|
More than 3,000 patients may have been exposed to HIV after Scottish dentist contracted infection
Thousands of former patients of the dentist are being contacted by health chiefs warning them of the risk and offering them an HIV test.
Medical experts say there is a 'slight risk' that those treated by the individual may have been exposed to the virus.
|Baby Boomers Need Hepatitis C Test, CDC Study Confirms - WebMD|
|More Drugs Show Promise in Fighting Hepatitis C - WebMD|
|Hospital Employee Pleads Guilty to Infecting Patients With Hepatitis C - ABC News|
Hepatitis C Outbreak: In Wake Of Kwiatkowski Guilty Plea, Patients Seek Accountability
Patients at a New Hampshire hospital who were infected with hepatitis C by a traveling medical technician with a drug problem are pleased with his guilty plea but are still pushing to hold others accountable.
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.
|Health dept: West Nile likely in Kent County - WZZM|
|Houston-area's first West Nile illness reported in Montgomery County - Houston Chronicle|
|West Nile Virus Human Infections Increase In Area - KMVT|
|2 Cases of West Nile Fever Confirmed in Plano - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth|
|Most states report West Nile cases, but no spikes - CIDRAP|
|Boulder County: 4 cases of West Nile virus confirmed in Lafayette, Boulder ... - The Daily Camera|
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
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.
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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