Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter November 8, 2013
Needlestick & Sharps Injuries
Small Gauge Needle reduces discomfort for patients and protects staff from ... - Labmate Online
Needle stick injury a parent's nightmare - Port Macquarie News
Seeing My Son Through Childhood Diabetes - Physicians News Digest
Boy put on Aids drugs after needle stick - Independent Online
Nurses and midwives bear the brunt of sharps injuries - Nursing Careers Allied Health
Girl under testing after hand stuck by used needles
The Heartland Health Region apologized to an Outlook couple whose toddler stuck her hand in an open container of used needles at the town's hospital, says the girl's mother.
Preventing needlestick injuries in Ontario’s acute care hospitals: Progress and ongoing challenges
In 2007, Ontario introduced regulation to promote the adoption of safety-engineered needles for the prevention of needlestick injuries. However, needlestick injury declines in the province (2004-2011) have not been substantial.
A child's needlestick nightmare!
IT was a typically idyllic morning at Flynns Beach on Sunday. Carl Cochrane’s seven year old son was sitting patiently, awaiting his turn at back of the line during Nippers, when he found a strange object in the soft sand at the northern end of the beach. A team leader from Port Macquarie Surf Lifesaving Club raced to snatch the object away from his young charge, but it was too late. 
HIV
Texas Man Who Killed HIV-Positive Mistress Gets 40 Years - CBS Local
Concentrated HIV Epidemics Could Make AIDS Unbeatable, UN Expert Warns - Huffington Post
Obamacare A Major Gain, But Not Replacement, for HIV Patients - National Journal
HIV Hot Spots a Stark Reminder of Deadly Disease - ABC News
Bayer and the US Government, Knowingly Gave HIV to Thousands of Children
What if a company that you thought you could trust, knowingly sold you a medicine for your child that they knew had the potential to give your child HIV?
HEPATITIS
Police officer gets hepatitis shot after man spits in eye - Prince Albert Daily Herald
Hepatitis C, a Silent Killer, Meets Its Match - New York Times
Officials Wage War Against Hepatitis C - NY1
Hepatitis C -- the "silent epidemic" - WRVO Public Media
WEST NILE
West Nile virus claims life of Lafayette woman - The Denver Channel
West Nile virus claims Lafayette woman, 81 - Longmont Daily Times-Call
Fundraiser to help Elgin woman sickened by West Nile - Chicago Daily Herald
3 new cases of West Nile virus reported in Louisiana - NOLA.com
Tarrant County Reports Seventh West Nile Virus Case - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth (blog)
Dallas County confirms 14th West Nile human infection - Dallas Morning News (blog)
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.
Bemis QUICK-DRAIN
Controlling liquid infectious waste continues to present multiple challenges. As regulations tighten and operating costs rise, it’s important to find a safe, cost-effective solution that’s affordable and provides minimal environmental impact.
 
 
The QUICK-DRAIN™ Systems from Bemis simply and effectively address your challenges, from staff safety to regulatory compliance to cost-effective disposal of liquid infectious waste.
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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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

MASKED GUNMEN ATTACK HIV CLINIC IN RUSSIA, BEAT WOMAN WITH BASEBALL BAT, COPS REFUSE TO HELP
Russia’s descent into 1930s Germany continued unabated Sunday as masked gunmen broke into an HIV clinic in St. Petersburg, shot one man in the face, then beat a young woman with a baseball bat
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WIFE OF HEPATITIS C VICTIM SUES EXETER HOSPITAL
A Hampstead woman who contracted hepatitis C through secondary transmission is suing Exeter Hospital and several other agencies in relation to the outbreak at the hospital.
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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.
3RD PERSON SENTENCED IN VEGAS-AREA HEPATITIS C OUTBREAK
A nurse anesthetist has been sentenced to 28 to 72 months in prison for his role in a 2007 Las Vegas-area hepatitis C outbreak.  Clark County District Court Judge Valerie Adair sentenced 77-year-old Keith Mathahs on Thursday.
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COULD CONCENTRATED HIV EPIDEMICS MAKE AIDS UNBEATABLE?
HIV epidemics are becoming more concentrated in marginalized groups could defy global attempts to combat AIDS if attitudes do not change, a U.N. expert said.
 
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A SMALL STICK CAN MEAN BIG PROBLEMS
Needlestick injuries are actually quite common and can result in injury and loss of work for both workers and veterinarians.
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HOW WE'RE ELIMINATING SHARPS INJURIES
For us, it starts with watching and learning.
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OUR CORPORATE MEMBERS
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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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