Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter November 1, 2013
Needlestick & Sharps Injuries
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
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.
HEPATITIS
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
WEST NILE
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.
IN THE NEWS
12TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL SHARPS INJURY PREVENTION AWARENESS MONTH COMING UP IN DECEMBER
It occurs in just a fraction of a second -- first, you are taking a routine blood sample and then the patient moves and the needle slips, sticking the potentially infected needle deep into the base of your thumb. As a result, you could contract HIV and die! This scene or similar scenes occur to an estimated 2,000,000 healthcare workers worldwide every year! These injuries could be prevented if workers were aware and had access to safer needle and other safety devices. That is one reason that ISIPS, the International Sharps Injury Prevention Societyis promoting the 12th Annual International Sharps Injury Prevention Awareness Month in December 2013.
 
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BOY PUT ON AIDS DRUGS AFTER NEEDLE STICK
A bag of hypodermic needles dumped outside a school has turned a Cape Town family’s lives into a living hell.
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WORK ENVIRONMENT MAKES A DIFFERENCE WHEN TACKLING HAIS
Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are less likely to occur in favorable critical care work environments, according to a study of more than 3,200 nurses in the November issue of American Journal of Critical Care (AJCC).
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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
 
SO SAD: HIV/AIDS POSITIVE BRIDE-TO-BE COMMITS SUICIDE BEFORE WEDDING
Pandemonium broke out in Usar community in Kwande local government area of Benue state when a bride-to-be reportedly committed suicide. 
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HIV AND AGING: DR. STEPHEN WATITI SPEAKS OF HIS CONCERNS
Dr Stephen Watiti is 60 years old and lives in Kampala, Uganda. He has been living with HIV for 25 years and speaks about his concerns over the disease as he...
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PROLANCE

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

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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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