Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter December 13, 2013
Needlestick & Sharps Injuries
More parents refusing preventive vitamin K injections - Herald & Review
New Clinical Studies Show ICU Medical's ChemoLockā„¢ Closed System ... - Sacramento Bee
'Police ought to emulate Aussie conduct' - Free Malaysia Today
Community Hospital Long Beach nurses call for increased staffing, wages - Long Beach Press-Telegram
Preventing Sharps Injuries in a Rural Medical Center: A Success Story - Infection Control Today
Needleless Connectors and the Improvement of Patient and Healthcare ... - Infection Control Today
5-year-old girl gets poked by dirty hypodermic needle while playing in sand at Ocean Beach
It was supposed to be a fun day at the beach for the Allen family, but it quickly turned scary when their 5-year-old came running and crying.
HIV
'Donors' with HIV fears still vex blood centers - The Japan Times
HIV/AIDS patients will have to pay higher premium for life insurance - Firstpost
HIV may up risk of heart disease - Indian Express
Group claims NOPD practices part of rising HIV/AIDS rate issue - WWL
In Tenafly, HackensackUMC addresses HIV/AIDS with students - NorthJersey.com
'Viral rebound' hits two HIV-infected men for whom hopes of 'cure' were raised - The Independent
Sydney hair replacement clinic in HIV warning
Hundreds of people may have been exposed to HIV and other infectious diseases after they received treatment at a Macquarie Street hair replacement clinic.
HEPATITIS
Hepatitis C case prompts safety fixes - Hampton Union
New weapon to cure Hepatitis C - fox4kc.com
Surviving Hepatitis C - KOLO
Why Talk Of A Hepatitis C Price War Should Act As A Warning To The Pharma ... - Forbes
FDA Approves Breakthrough New Drug For Hepatitis C - 2nd In Two Weeks - Forbes
WEST NILE
Oops, Rep. Amodei forgets to tell insurance company he had 'West Nile' virus ... - Reno Gazette-Journal (blog)
Ken Summers' long road home: West Nile disease strikes former lawmaker - Denver Post (blog)
Community rallies around West Nile virus victim - Ontario Argus Observer
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
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.
Getting the Point of Sharps Safety- 8 questions on the rules that protect your staff.
In recent years, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration and its state counterparts have been stepping up inspections for compliance with sharps safety and other issues at surgical facilities nationwide
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.
K-Shield Port Access Infusion Needle
Kawasumi brings you K-Shield, a totally integrated device for optimal non-coring Huber needle stick protection. K-Shield complies with all OSHA standards and has unmatched advantages.
It’s been carefully designed with user needs in mind. For example, it’s clinician friendly and easy to use, especially when activating the safety mechanism.
 
 
IN THE NEWS
12TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL SHARPS INJURY PREVENTION AWARENESS MONTH COMING UP IN DECEMBER
December 1st is World's Aids Day where we have an opportunity to look at what we are doing wrong and what we are doing right to prevent the spread of this disease.  Please take the time to mark World Aids Day throughout the whole month as we also commemorate the 12th Annual International Sharps Injury Prevention Awareness Month.  ISIPS will be providing posters and articles all month that can be printed out and used in your facilities.  Check the website often for new posters and presentations. (The presentations are available on computer browser, iPad or Android devices like tablets or phones.)
 
 
MEDICAL WASTE: WHAT CURES YOU MAY END UP KILLING YOU
The management of healthcare waste requires increased attention and diligence to avoid the substantial disease burden associated with poor practice, including exposure to infectious agents and toxic substances, said experts at a seminar here at the University of Health Sciences (UHS) on Monday.
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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

OSHA CONFIRMS THAT CONTAMINATED HEALTHCARE LINEN IS NOT RED BAG WASTE
Read the Interpretation letter from OSHA
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ARE YOU ALIGNED WITH THE UNITED NATION'S GLOBALLY HARMONIZED SYSTEM OF CLASSIFICATION AND LABELING OF CHEMICALS?
Last year, OSHA revised its hazcom standard to align with the United Nations' Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals.

GHS incorporates updated labeling elements and a new format for Material Safety Data Sheets.

Smart Training LLC offers GHS essentials in an easy-to-access training module. Our Learning Management System tracks training results and handles recordkeeping for you.

OSHA’s training requirements are the most difficult part of converting to the GHS system. Smart Training is ready to help … but the OSHA deadline is just days away, so you have to act now.    Click here to get your team trained on GHS ... so OSHA doesn't train its sights on your practice!
Join us on December 18 at 12pm CT as we review 2013 compliance developments. This informative webinar looks back at OSHA, GHS, HIPAA and other compliance initiatives enacted during 2013. We’ll also discuss what OSHA and HIPAA auditors will target in 2014 and how your practice can prepare now. This is a one-time opportunity to ensure that compliance challenges are adequately covered for the New Year. Webinar seating is limited; click here to register.
Click here to register for the free Webinar on GHS-HIPAA Webinar >
UPCOMING PREFILLED SYRINGE CONFERENCE
 
NEEDLETAPE

What is NeedleTape®
 

NeedleTape® is a unique needle securing adhesive technology designed to provide safety advantages by integrating a safety identifier to alert healthcare workers to the presence of needles.

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NEEDLESTICK INJURY POLICY AND PROCEDURE
This video looks into the statistics and common reasons why nurses experience needle stick injuries. It also explains and simplfies the steps to take when a needlestick injury occurs.
 
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NEEDLESTICK INJURY PREVENTION; WHAT NOT TO DO
The first part of this video is what not to do to prevent needle stick injuries, the second part shows proper technique when preventing needle stick injuries.
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MEDIPURPOSE SAFETY LANCET
SurgiLance safety lancets from MediPurpose are among the world's most popular single-use lancing devices, know for their safety, comfort and ease of use.
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PERTUSSIS VACCINE ANTIGEN DISAPPEARING FROM BACTERIA IN U.S.
Vaccines for whooping cough contain three to five protective antigens, the presence of which are critical to the vaccine's effectiveness. But one of the antigens, pertactin, is now absent from more than half of them.
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OUR CORPORATE MEMBERS
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QLICKSMART BLADE NEEDLE SYSTEM
Qlicksmart  BladeNeedleSYSTEM provides a simply safer way to remove and contain used scalpel blades and suture needles in sterile operating environments. BladeNeedleSYSTEM replaces the two-handed built-in blade remover of the existing needle counters with the world-first single-handed scalpel blade remover, which works perfectly safe.
 
Sharps injuries are a serious occupational hazard in healthcare settings. In operating rooms, scalpel blade injuries are the second most common type of sharps injuries, second only to suture needles. Use of a needle counter for safe containment of needles can minimize the risk
of needle injury in the sterile field. However, built-in blade removers in existing needle counters are not safe, as they require two-handed activation and frequently malfunction. The sterile BladeNeedleSYSTEM enables single-handed removal and containment of used scalpel blades for safe disposal immediately after use, reducing the risk of scalpel injuries.
 
 
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