|Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter||November 1, 2013|
|How I Conquered Feeling Powerless After My Son Was Diagnosed With Diabetes - Huffington Post Canada|
|New Guidelines Issued on Job-Related HIV Exposure - Pharmacy Practice News|
|Sharps don't belong in recycling bins - Dearborn Country Register|
|Acetal syringe targets needlestick infections - Plastics Today|
|Nurses and midwives bear the brunt of sharps injuries - Nursing Careers Allied Health|
Nursing facility exposes workers to needlestick injuries, contaminated clothing
OSHA has cited a Long Island health care facility for exposing its workers to bloodborne pathogens from a variety of sources. The Avalon Gardens Rehabilitation & Health Care Center Inc.
|HIV Hot Spots a Stark Reminder of Deadly Disease - ABC News|
|Close-up of virus could ease HIV vaccine research - Los Angeles Times|
|Vancouver woman sues over HIV test - KOIN.com|
|New HIV antibodies show potential - Ars Technica|
|Crystal Structure of a Soluble Cleaved HIV-1 Envelope Trimer - Science Careers Blog|
|Early HIV Treatment a Win-Win, Researchers Report - WebMD|
|Dallas man admits to killing girlfriend after being told she had HIV, report says - Fox News|
|The Startling Surge of the Siberian HIV Strain - Popular Science (blog)|
UNAIDS reports that more than 10% of people living with HIV in low- and middle-income countries are aged 50 and over
Shifting demographics of the AIDS epidemic demands a new focus to reach people above the age of 50––a population currently underserved by HIV services.
|3rd person sentenced in Vegas-area hepatitis C outbreak - Reno Gazette-Journal|
|Wife of hepatitis C victim sues Exeter Hospital - Seacoastonline.com|
|Experimental Hepatitis C Drug Shows Promise for Preventing Recurrence in ... - Science Daily (press release)|
|Hepatitis C, When Diagnosed, Becoming Easier to Cure (Op-Ed) - LiveScience.com|
|U.S. to Approve Potent Oral Drugs for Hepatitis C - Scientific American|
|Fundraiser to help Elgin woman sickened by West Nile virus - Chicago Daily Herald|
|Fewer West Nile cases reported in Montrose County - Montrose Daily Press|
|3 new cases of West Nile virus reported in Louisiana - NOLA.com|
|Dallas County announces 15th human West Nile case - Dallas Morning News (blog)|
|Oops: Up jumped the West Nile deaths, but it was a typo - Houston Chronicle (blog)|
|3rd West Nile virus death in Mississippi - SunHerald.com|
|West Nile virus a no-show in Lancaster County this year - Lancaster Newspapers|
VACUETTE VISIO PLUS Blood Collection Needle
The VACUETTE® VISIO PLUS Blood Collection Needle with optical venipuncture control is a great help for phlebotomy personnel. The latest innovation from Greiner Bio-One at last brings vision to blood collection. When venipuncture has been carried out successfully, blood flow is visible in the view window in the transparent plastic hub of the needle.
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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