|Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter||November 15, 2013|
|Eight hot device technologies that will shape medical plastics - Plastics Today|
|Sutter Amador Hospital certified as "kid qualified" - TSPN TV NEWS|
|Retractable Technologies, Inc. Reports Results of Operations - Wall Street Journal|
|Boy put on Aids drugs after needle stick - Independent Online|
|Documentary highlights success of Bamberg church's efforts to educate ... - Charleston Post Courier|
|'Dallas Buyers Club': Cowboy bucks 6-month HIV death sentence - Philly.com|
|Those with HIV living normal lifespan, need preventive care - UPI.com|
|Walgreen Unveils HIV Study Results - Yahoo News|
Safe Injection Practices
Recent outbreaks associated with reuse of single-dose vials and misuse of multiple-dose vials have resulted in patients suffering significant harm and even death.
|Successful hepatitis C treatment reduces risk of liver cancer and death, but ... - aidsmap|
|Life After Hepatitis C: It's No Longer a 'Death Sentence' - Healthline|
|Hepatitis C related deaths are on the rise - YNN|
|OxyElite Pro Recalled as More Hepatitis Cases Surface - Food Safety News|
|Health Plan of Nevada loses bid to dismiss lawsuit over hepatitis C - Las Vegas Review-Journal|
|35 in Minot area test positive for hepatitis C - Bismarck Tribune|
|1-Year-Old Boy Fights West Nile Virus - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth|
|3rd West Nile human case confirmed in Suffolk - Newsday|
|Georgetown mosquito tests positive for West Nile Virus - KVUE|
|West Nile virus still a threat in cool weather - Houma Courier|
|Officials: West Nile detected in Georgetown - Austin American-Statesman|
|Two more cases of West Nile virus reported in Tarrant County - Fort Worth Star Telegram|
|Seventh Human West Nile Virus Case Confirmed In Dallas - CBS 11|
|Health and Human Services confirm 16th human West Nile Virus case - Dallas Morning News (blog)|
|West Nile virus claims life of Lafayette woman - The Denver Channel|
|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.
Study Shows Decrease in Sepsis Mortality Rates Over the Past 20 Years
A recent study from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Boston Medical Center (BMC) shows a significant decrease in severe sepsis mortality rates over the past 20 years.
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.
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.
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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