|Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter||October 18, 2013|
|Global Integrated Safety Syringes Market - Industry Analysis, Size, Share ... - SBWire (press release)|
|Which would you rather have: The flu shot or the flu? - LaSalle News Tribune|
|Six-year-old boy jagged with needle on Dundee bus - The Courier|
|SA offenders face new blood test law - The Australian|
|Sharps Safety: Taking the 'Unfinished Agenda' to Completion - Infection Control Today|
|Kawasumi Laboratories America, Inc. awarded Healthtrust Purchasing Trust ... - PR Urgent (press release)|
|Kawasumi Laboratories America Awarded Healthtrust Purchasing Trust Safety ... - Newswire Today (press release)|
|Vigmed: Vigmed granted utility patent in China for its first needlestick ... - The Swedish Wire|
|Belgium launches robust national HIV plan - UNAIDS (press release)|
|Immune Protein Found to Block HIV Spread in Some - WebMD|
|In Russia, New HIV Strain Spreading Rapidly - Forbes|
|Hillary Clinton Honored for Her Work on HIV/AIDS - ABC News|
HIV specimens 'inconclusive' to be linked to Tulsa dentist
The Oklahoma State Department of Health and Tulsa Health Department says HIV specimens cannot be linked to a Tulsa dentist.
Eastern Europe facing quadruple epidemic while governments do nothing, warns UN Special Envoy
Eastern Europe is facing quadruple, intersecting epidemics of injecting drug use, HIV, tuberculosis (TB) and hepatitis C
|What is hepatitis? Dangerous infections a worldwide health threat - Chicago Tribune (blog)|
|A New Era is Dawning in Hepatitis C Therapy - Motley Fool|
|State: Hepatitis scare contained - KeepMEcurrent.com|
|Hepatitis C Trust says strategy urgent as related liver disease on the rise - The Guardian|
|Deadly Hawaii Hepatitis Outbreak Possibly Tied to Supplements - ABC News (blog)|
Offenders face forced blood tests to protect police
ANY offender whose blood or saliva comes into contact with a police officer will be compelled to undergo a mandatory blood test, under new laws to be introduced by the State Government. Premier Jay Weatherill will today outline the measure - and another significant community safety initiative involving police - at the Police Association of SA annual delegates conference.
|First case of West Nile virus in Alachua County confirmed - The Independent Florida Alligator|
|West Nile Virus Jackson County - wmbb|
|North Fla. Man Diagnosed With West Nile Virus - WCTV|
|Valley musician Denny King fights for his life after getting West Nile Virus - ABC15.com (KNXV-TV)|
|City lifts outdoor activity ban after easing of West Nile Virus threat - Eagle-Tribune|
|Alachua County man diagnosed with West Nile virus - Gainesville Sun|
|Pinal County case of West Nile virus confirmed - azcentral|
|West Nile Survivor Says Misdiagnosis Is Common - CBS 11|
|Dallas County Confirms 10th Human Case Of West Nile Virus - CBS 11|
Hepatitis warning over tattoos and body piercing
Londoners who have tattoos or body piercings done at unlicensed premises were warned today they were putting themselves at risk of a potentially fatal liver disease.
HIV positive woman arrested for breastfeeding neighbour’s baby
A Zimbabwean woman who breastfed a neighbour’s baby without her consent faces a possible two-year sentence for deliberately infecting another person with HIV after she tested positive.
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
SHARPSENTINEL 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.
QLICKSMART BLADE NEEDLE SYSTEM
Qlicksmart BladeNeedleSYSTEM provides a simply safer way to remove and contain used scalpel blades and suture needles in sterile operating environments. BladeNeedleSYSTEM replaces the two-handed built-in blade remover of the existing needle counters with the world-first single-handed scalpel blade remover, which works perfectly safe.
Sharps injuries are a serious occupational hazard in healthcare settings. In operating rooms, scalpe
l blade injuries are the second most common type of sharps injuries, second only to suture needles. Use of a needle counter for safe containment of needles can minimize the riskof needle injury in the sterile field. However, built-in blade removers in existing needle counters are not safe, as they require two-handed activation and frequently malfunction. The sterile BladeNeedleSYSTEM enables single-handed removal and containment of used scalpel blades for safe disposal immediately after use, reducing the risk of scalpel injuries.
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