Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter January 10, 2014
Needlestick & Sharps Injuries
Pre-filled syringes market news: Leading industry leaders will meet in London ... - PR Web (press release)
Researchers develop automated venipuncture device that automates ... - News-Medical.net
Light-Activated Glue, High-Tech Zip Ties Are the Newest Ways to Close a Wound - Healthline
Intravenous drug users account for 68% of Hepatitis C patients - MaltaToday
Engineer Seeks Funding for Needle Stick Injury Prevention Campaign - SBWire (press release)
Qlicksmart CASSETTE 3in1 - Features & Benefits
  • Small and compact - saves space!
  • The CASSETTE is sterilised and ready for use
  • Contains 3 units of Qlicksmart single blade remover cartridge per set
  • Single-handed "passive" activation - keeping hands out of harms way
  • Blade contained upon removal to enable safe disposal in an approved sharps container, eliminating injuries to downstream staff
  • Puncture resistant cartridge so you know you're safe
 
HIV
Obama Admin Hides Documents Showing Contraception Not Stopping HIV in ... - LifeNews.com
Has the HIV/Aids fight lost steam?... - New Vision
HIV Cure: New Vaccine From Finland For Testing In Spring 2014 - 8 Properties ... - International Business Times AU
Exclusive interview with man accused of being pastor, spreading HIV - WGCL Atlanta
Toxin shows promise in killing off lurking HIV - Los Angeles Times
Reaching out to prevent HIV in high-risk youth - USA TODAY
Relapse of 'cured' HIV patients disappoints AIDS scientists but adds to their ... - Washington Post
Health Law Inspires Hope But Also Worry Among Those With HIV - Kaiser Health News
HEPATITIS
Hepatitis-C Outbreak: 787 People Fall Ill In South Kashmir - freepresskashmir
Pregnant women with hepatitis C may pass heartier viral strain to newborns ... - YottaFire
Hepatitis E death toll in Napak hits 15Publish Date: Jan 10, 2014 - New Vision
UNMC part of international hepatitis C registry to improve treatment; Baby ... - Nebraska City News Press
FDA Approves New Drug To Treat Hepatitis C - CBS Local
Official: Nurse exposed 24 Buckeye inmates to hepatitis B and C - azcentral.com
Testing is crucial for Hepatitis C treatment - MyCentralJersey.com
Most healthcare workers at risk of Hepatitis B
A research by doctors from Smt. Kashibai Navale Medical College involving 220 health-care workers in hospitals revealed that they carried a high risk of getting infected with Hepatitis B.
WEST NILE
West Nile aerial spraying bugs Dallas doctors - CultureMap Dallas
West Nile wanes in Dallas this summer but we're not out of the woods - CultureMap Dallas
West Nile fever infects child in University Park - CultureMap Dallas
Cold Snap Won't Completely Kill Off West Nile & Allergens -
40 bald eagles now dead from West Nile in Utah - Daily Herald
40 mln Nigerians suffer from hepatitis
An estimated 40 million Nigerians have traces of hepatitis present in their system, according to a survey carried out by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control with the help of...
Needlestick and sharps injuries among medical undergraduate students
The online survey was completed by 1,214 students in 2009 and 917 students in 2010. Results show an injury rate of 21.4% per year (mean value).
 
HIV rates higher around TDCJ prisons
The study titled “Vulnerable places: prison locations, socioeconomic status, and HIV infection in Texas” found that in ZIP codes with TDCJ prisons, HIV rates were significantly higher than those...
 
 
IN THE NEWS
TOUTLE FAMILY'S CHRISTMAS DERAILED BY SHOCKING DISCOVERY INSIDE GIFT
Tom Basye holds the two syringes that poked his stepson on Christmas Day when the teenager put his hand in the pocket of the sweatshirt he received as a present.
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NEEDLESTICK INJURY
Where do workman’s comp insurance people get their help? I believe they pick someone up off the street and give them a phone and a title. Suffering from a needlestick injury from a patient who is hepatitis C positive, on December 10, 2013, I’ve had to deal with these people.
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HEALTH EXPERTS CAN'T PINPOINT HEPATITIS C SOURCE
The North Dakota Health Department said Friday it cannot pinpoint the source of a hepatitis C outbreak that infected 44 people from the Minot area. All of the cases involved current or former residents at ManorCare Health Services in Minot. 
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PORT ACCESS INFUSION SETS - SAFETY K-SHIELD
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
 
HIV CASES IN RUSSIA UP 62000 THIS YEAR, MEDICAL SERVICE REPORTS
Russia has more than 783,000 registered HIV patients.
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SPOKANE PLASMA DONOR SUES OVER FALSE HEPATITIS, HIV LAB REPORT
A Washington state woman is suing a company with a clinic in northern Idaho after she says its technicians falsely diagnosed her with hepatitis and HIV in April.
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WEBINAR: CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS FOR MEASURING HAND HYGIENE COMPLIANCE
Hand hygiene is considered to be the cornerstone of an infection control program. Many studies have demonstrated a correlation between improving hand hygiene compliance and a reduction of Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs). (1 CEU)
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RECOMMENDED PRACTICES FOR SHARPS SAFETY
A presentation by Mary J. Ogg, MSN
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ENGINEER SEEKS FUNDING FOR NEEDLE STICK INJURY PREVENTION CAMPAIGN
Needle stick injuries are a costly and dangerous health risk for health workers worldwide. Mechanical design engineer, Stephen Bartlett believes there is a solution and has introduced a needle stick injury prevention campaign on indiegogo.com. 
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BUSINESS-CARD SIZED CHIP DETECTS HIV ON THE SPOT
 
Scientists at the University of Illinois and Daktari Diagnostics have teamed up to create a portable solution: a business-card sized biochip that can not only scan for HIV, but also give accurate T-cell counts.
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ZIPLINE SURGICAL SKIN CLOSURE
Fresh out of clinical trials is the ZipLine Surgical Skin Closure, a zip tie-like device that produces results similar to traditional stitches or staples, but is minimally invasive. The device easily approximates the incision edges for a fast closure.
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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.
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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