|Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter||October 25, 2013|
|Police Warn Residents of Hypodermic Needles in North Reading Center - Patch.com|
|B. Braun OEM Division Introduces Safecan™ Safety Introducer Needle in 1.5 ... - PR Web (press release)|
|Sharps Safety: Taking the 'Unfinished Agenda' to Completion - Infection Control Today|
|Pediatric researcher receives NIH New Innovator Award - Emory University News and Events|
|Kawasumi Laboratories America Awarded Healthtrust Purchasing Trust Safety ... - Newswire Today (press release)|
Avalon Gardens Hit with 11 Workplace Safety Violations
A Smithtown nursing facility has been cited for having 11 workplace health and safety issues that endanger its workers with fines of $41,000.
The Powerful Case for Double Gloving
It's well proven that double gloving helps prevent surgical site infections. But in survey after survey, surgeons denounce double gloving because it reduces essential tactility during surgery.
|'Sweden must shed its HIV prejudice': agency - The Local.se|
|New evidence suggests baby born with HIV may be cured - USA TODAY|
|Mobile Device Delivers Rapid HIV/AIDS Test Results in an Hour - Mashable|
|Universal approach could eradicate HIV in South Africa - Medical News Today|
|New, Virulent Strain Of HIV Discovered In Russia: Scientists - Huffington Post|
|NY to offer Hepatitis C testing to baby boomers - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle|
|The Race Is On for the Next Big Hepatitis C Therapy - Motley Fool|
|Desai, guilty in hepatitis outbreak, facing hard time behind bars - Las Vegas Review-Journal|
|Orasure cheers New York hepatitis C testing law - Allentown Morning Call|
New York Is First State To Require Offer Of Hepatitis C Testing
New York is the first state to mandate offering Hepatitis C testing to baby boomers after Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the legislation.
CDC confirms 28 hepatitis cases
The North Dakota Department of Health received confirmation Thursday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that testing had been completed on blood samples from additional individuals in the hepatitis C outbreak investigation in Ward County.
|Dallas County announces second West Nile death of the season - Dallas Morning News (blog)|
|Dallas County announces 12th human West Nile case - Dallas Morning News (blog)|
|Two CoCo County Residents Have West Nile - NBC Bay Area|
|West Nile virus claims life of Toledoan - Toledo Blade|
|West Nile Survivor Says Misdiagnosis Is Common - CBS 11|
|Second case of West Nile confirmed in Washington - Capital Press|
|West Nile death reported in San Bernardino County - Los Angeles Times|
|Central El Paso man dies from West Nile virus - El Paso Times|
|Tarrant County records first West Nile virus death this year - Fort Worth Star Telegram|
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
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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