Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter November 22, 2013
Needlestick & Sharps Injuries
New needle promotes user safety, avoids infections - Inquirer.net
An ounce of prevention - St. Louis Jewish Light (blog)
Smart glasses maker moves closer to making vein hunting easier for nurses - Silicon Valley Business Journal
AOHP Sounds Alarm on US Sharps Injuries - Occupational Health and Safety
HIV
One in five HIV sufferers is unaware they have virus - Metro
HIV Tracking Technology Could Pinpoint Who's Infecting Who - Motherboard (blog)
UN reports progress in fight against HIV/AIDS - Aljazeera.com
HIV cases hit a record high - but a fifth of Brits don't know they have virus - Mirror.co.uk
HIV Is Still Very Concentrated in America's Cities - The Atlantic Cities
HIV-disclosure law sparks unique legal battle in Florida - MiamiHerald.com
Battle against HIV/AIDS in Asia-Pacific 'far from over,' UN agency warns - UN News Centre
HIV: The blame game - Duke Chronicle
Could Cats Offer a Cure for HIV/AIDs? - Norwich Bulletin
HEPATITIS
Study estimates Canadian hepatitis rates - Globalnews.ca
Park County experiencing Hepatitis-C outbreak - Wyoming Public Media
Dr. Maggie Ham and Dr. Albert Crimaldi, Ph.D.: Understanding hepatitis - Marblehead Reporter
Park County Looking to Combat Hepatitis C - K2 Radio
Most Canadians infected with hepatitis unaware of it - CBC.ca
Ex-McDonald's Worker With Hepatitis C Gets Jail Time For Spitting In Cop's Food - CBS Local
NH Restaurant Worker Now Healthy After Contracting Hepatitis A - CBS Local
WEST NILE
Elderly man is first West Nile virus-associated death in Kern County - KERO-TV 23
First Long Beach Death Associated with West Nile Virus in Nearly a Decade ... - Long Beach Post
Coppell, Dallas County officials say 2013 West Nile season better than ... - Dallas Morning News
1-Year-Old Boy Paralyzed by West Nile Virus - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
Fort Collins' West Nile spraying could fly in new directions - The Coloradoan
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.
'SILENT EPIDEMIC' - Nearly ten percent of Filipinos infected with hepatitis
Close to nine million Filipinos are suffering from Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C
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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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.
NEEDLESTICK INJURIES - DON'T GET STUCK WITH SOMETHING YOU DON'T WANT
 This infographic includes statistics on needlestick injuries in the UK.
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HIV IS STILL VERY CONCENTRATED IN AMERICA'S CITIES
The American HIV epidemic isn't raging as fiercely as it once did, but it's far from being stamped out. 
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K-SHIELD® PORT ACCESS INFUSION SETS

  • Low profile design – streamlined design helps make dressing simple and efficient and improves patient comfort during long infusion times.
  • Simple safety device activation – clinician-friendly and easy to use; audible click lets you know the needle is locked and enclosed during activation.
  • Non-coring siliconized needle – minimizes irritation while the port is being accessed or when the needle is removed.
  • Spacers on skin plate – allows air flow and minimizes moisture between patient’s skin and underneath skin plate.
  • Non-DEHP fluid path – offers a safe, DEHP-free fluid path
AOHP SOUNDS ALARM ON U.S. SHARPS INJURIES
The Association of Occupational Health Professionals in Healthcare (AOHP) released the alarming results from a recently conducted survey of its members that sought to establish the first nationally representative blood exposure database and benchmark resource. 
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SHARPS CONTAINERS: PREVENTING SHARPS INJURIES WITH PROPER DISPOSAL
Medical Needles Sharps injuries are a very serious matter in healthcare facilities. 
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PATIENT SAFETY CRISIS: JEREMY HUNT UNVEILS PLANS FOR NHS 'CULTURE OF OPENNESS' IN WAKE OF MID-STAFFS SCANDAL
The Government has unveiled its plans for a 'profound transformation' of the NHS, aimed at addressing concerns over patient safety in the wake of the Mid Staffs crisis.
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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
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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