|Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter||August 30, 2013|
|Safe syringe disposal saves money and lowers injury risk - Superior Telegram|
|Vigmed: Vigmed to invest in commercialization of a third unique product group ... - The Swedish Wire|
|Needlestick Prevention Can Save $1 Billion Annually - EndoNurse|
|1000 Hospital Workers Accidentally Stuck By Needles Daily, Nationwide - KPBS|
|Sparing needle pain in dentist's chair - Free Press Journal|
|UVa Researchers: Needlestick Law Saving Up to $415 Million Yearly - The Charlottesville Newsplex|
|Safe Medical Waste Handing and Disposal - Infection Control Today|
Women warned of infection risk at Miramichi hospital clinic
Thousands of women were told they may have been exposed to Hepatitis and HIV due to improperly cleaned instruments at a Miramichi hospital.
Miramichi health officials say more than 2,500 women may have been exposed to low-risk infection due to instruments not properly cleaned.
|HIV isn't just in urban areas - Denver Post|
|Man admits to exposing hundreds to HIV after testing positive in 2003 - WPSD Local 6|
|After Missteps In HIV Care, South Africa Finds Its Way - NPR|
|Conspiracy theories not to blame for underrepresentation in HIV studies - Medical Xpress|
|In South Africa, a Deadly New Drug Is Made With HIV Medications - The Atlantic|
Police officer splattered with blood during attack
A WOMAN with Hepatitis C who flicked her blood on a police officer during an attack avoided prison because the bodily fluid did not enter an orifice.
|Upstate New York VA Regional Director Receives Bonuses During Hepatitis Scare - WKBW-TV|
|Putting the Spotlight on Hepatitis C in the African American Community - AIDS.gov blog (blog)|
|The End of Hepatitis B Transmission Begins at Birth - AIDS.gov blog (blog)|
Upstate New York VA Regional Director Receives Bonuses During Hepatitis Scare
The Buffalo VA is now one of five VA medical centers across the country that congress is putting under the microscope. The Buffalo VA exposed more than 700 patients to hepatitis by reusing insulin pens. In that time span, it's regional director, David West, received almost $26,000 in bonuses.
|Two more cases of West Nile confirmed in Tennessee - WBIR-TV|
|West Nile found in Southern Indiana - The Courier-Journal|
|Hurricane Isaac, West Nile virus and the coroner: St. Tammany links - NOLA.com|
|Fragile honeybee population under threat from West Nile insecticide - The Guardian|
|To catch a mosquito: Cumberland County combats West Nile virus - Patriot-News|
|West Nile Virus Cases Show No Sign Of Slowing Down -|
|Officials Turn Up West Nile Virus In 3 LA Suburbs - CBS Local|
|West Nile virus claims life of Firestone man - Longmont Daily Times-Call|
Unitract® Safety Syringes
Introducing the world’s first and only known safety syringes with passive, operator controlled needle retraction features that are fully integrated within the barrel.
Unitract® 1mL syringes are designed to deliver optimal safety and functionality during the delivery of injectable medication. Key features and benefits of Unitract® 1mL syringes include:
SHARPSSENTINEL WALL CABINET SYSTEM
The SharpSentinel™ Wall Cabinet System secure sharps containers in a sturdy locked enclosure. SharpSentinel™ wall cabinets are perfect for use in patient rooms, exam rooms, physician and dentist offices, and any other areas where staff supervision is limited. Designed to protect staff from accidental needlesticks, this new system complies with all OSHA, NIOSH, CDC, and JCAHO requirements.
SHARPS SAFETY TRAINING THAT REALLY "STICKS"
The Center for Disease Control notes that 1,000 American healthcare workers suffer sharps injuries every day. Our internal polling indicates that two-thirds of these professionals are injured despite having received Sharps and Bloodborne Pathogen training.
So why doesn't Sharps training "stick?"
PORT ACCESS INFUSION SETS - SAFETY K-SHIELD
K-Shield® Port Access Infusion Sets
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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