|Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter||November 27, 2013|
|Waste staff exposed to 1000 vets needles, court told - Guernsey Press and Star (subscription)|
|Pediatric research | Artificial pancreas could revolutionize diabetes treatment - Columbus Dispatch|
Are "safety scalpels" safer than standard scalpels?
A Twitter follower wrote me this: "hospital making me use 'safety scalpel' w/retractable sheath. I've almost cut myself x 2. Do you know of any data about it?"
Patient Safe Syringes
Patient Safe® syringes are uniquely designed to reduce the risk of bloodstream infections resulting from catheter hub contamination. Their unique luer guard reduces the risk of luer tip contact contamination.
It also reduces the risk of contamination of intravenous fluid. Patient Safe® syringes are compatible with most available hypodermic needles, including those with manually activated safety features, vial access devices, and luer-activated catheter hub.
|Health Group Retracts Claim That 'Self-Inflicted' HIV Is Common in Greece - New York Times|
|Health Group Retracts Claim That 'Self-Inflicted' HIV' Is Common in Greece - New York Times|
|British scientists to trial potential HIV cure - Imperial College London|
|Greeks self-inject HIV to claim benefits - Aljazeera.com|
|At Least 1 in Japan Gets HIV From Donated Blood - ABC News|
|Desperate Greek citizens 'are intentionally infecting themselves with HIV' to ... - Daily Mail|
Breast Milk: A “Secret Weapon” Against HIV?
According to new research, a compound in breast milk may protect babies from acquiring HIV.
HIV/AIDS: Nigeria records 3,209 deaths in 4 years
The National Bureau of Statistics on Friday said that HIV and AIDS claimed 3,209 lives in the country between 2007 and 2010.
|Hepatitis C-infected man charged with spitting on police - The Telegram|
|Experts suspect drug use in Park County in hepatitis C surge - Casper Star-Tribune Online|
|NH Hospital Sues Man for Hepatitis C Outbreak - ABC News|
Canada: New study estimates cases of hepatitis B and C, but experts warn figures may be too low
TORONTO - A new federal government study provides the first estimates of the proportion of the population infected with the hepatitis B and C viruses, but experts say the figures significantly downplay the scale of the problem in Canada.
Pakistan: Hepatitis C awareness day on 28th
An article in The News International reported that Pakistan will observe Hepatitis C Awareness Day on November 28
N.H. Hospital Sues Man For Hepatitis C Outbreak, Which Impacted Md.
The New Hampshire hospital that underwent a hepatitis C outbreak last year is suing the traveling technician charged with infecting the patients and the organizations that it says had a role in getting him to work there.
|First West Nile Virus death reported in Long Beach - Long Beach Press-Telegram|
|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|
|Officials: West Nile detected in Georgetown - Austin American-Statesman|
|Health and Human Services confirm 16th human West Nile Virus case - 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.
BABYLANCE SAFETY LANCET
Designed with many of the same innovations that have made our SurgiLance® safety lancet one of the world’s most popular needlestick solutions, babyLance® is specially designed for neonatal caregivers.
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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