Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter August 16, 2013
Needlestick & Sharps Injuries
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.
HIV
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Restrictions on health workers with HIV lifted as 'outdated' ban ends - The Guardian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.
HEPATITIS
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

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
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.
 
IN THE NEWS
NEEDLESTICK AND SHARPS INJURY INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON AN HOURLY BASIS
The latest information on needlestick injuries, HIV, hepatitis and all things infection control can be found daily on the Needlestick Scoop.it.   Just click the link or go to http://www.scoop.it/t/needlestick to see the latest needlestick information.
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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.
 
 
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HIV PATIENTS TOLD BY PENTECOSTAL PASTORS 'TO RELY ON GOD'
The Children's HIV Association surveyed 19 doctors and health professionals working with babies and children in England; its members had reported hearing anecdotal evidence of HIV...
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REDUCTION OF NEEDLESTICK INJURIES IN HEALTHCARE .
Intravenous, infusion and vascular access news and updates from IVTEAM,The application of safety devices led to a reduction of NSIs and significantly reduces the risk of bloodborne infections.
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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
NHS LIFTS BAN ON HEALTH WORKERS WITH HIV
Staff who are undergoing treatment for HIV will be able to carry out all procedures from which they are currently banned, including surgery and dentistry, provided they are having...
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FIT WINS PRESTIGIOUS INFECTION PREVENTION AWARDS
Pharmacy Europe Independent studies have shown that training, safer working practices and the use of safety engineered devices can prevent 80% of sharps injuries. FIT4Safety has been working to...
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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.

 
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.
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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