Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter February 7, 2014
Needlestick & Sharps Injuries
FDA and Apple Team Up to Create Apps - RightStartups
ADAMH seeks home for needle disposal boxes - Chillicothe Gazette
Flagship Ventures invests in local startup, plans to do it again - concentratemedia
Paramedics need same protection from attacks as police - Central Western Daily
The job where assault and abuse is common - Western Advocate
HIV
PHIL WILSON: Reducing the Risk of HIV by 90 Percent - Sacramento Observer
Botswana health official warns against "HIV prevention" soap - Xinhua
Understanding the spread of HIV in women in the south - Atlanta Journal Constitution
Many Young Americans With HIV Delay Treatment: Study - U.S. News & World Report
Still a stigma: Silence on HIV almost as bad as disease for sufferers - Knoxville News Sentinel
HEPATITIS
Utah doctor helps craft attack plan for hepatitis C - Salt Lake Tribune
UMass Memorial says dialysis patient contracted hepatitis C - Worcester Telegram
Why we should screen immigrants for HIV and hepatitis B - The Independent
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.

 
 
WEST NILE
In Utah, lone sick bald eagle still fights battle with West Nile virus ... - The Republic
Eagle with rare birth defect now fighting West Nile - Daily Herald
Drought conditions could raise risk of West Nile virus - San Ramon Express
Fatal US dengue fever case misdiagnosed as West Nile virus - Family Practice News Digital Network
West Nile Story: 400 Days In Hospital, A New View Of Health Care (And Life) - WBUR
Cold Snap Won't Completely Kill Off West Nile & Allergens -
DRUG ABUSE
Indiana Senate plan targets drug abuse among women - WLFI.com
Florida crime lab chemist arrested on charges of selling stolen drug evidence - CNN
Philip Seymour Hoffman and the middle-aged drug epidemic - Reuters Blogs (blog)
Heather Yakin: Database a step in taking action to curb drug abuse - Times Herald-Record
Acting to prevent pain drug abuse - SalemNews.net
Meeting aims to fight drug abuse in community - Valley morning Star
Sewickley-area schools, agencies provide resources to prevent drug abuse - Tribune-Review
Sheriff targets drug abuse - Morganton News Herald
Teenage Drug Abuse on the Rise - WABI
Task force: Tackling drug abuse in region a group effort - The Sun
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.
 
 
IN THE NEWS
DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION
It is with a heavy heart that the editor share some personal information with the reader.  On January 19, 2014 my 35-year-old son died of a drug overdose.  Although he was successful at earning a Master degree in Materials Science and Engineering, he was unsuccessful in dealing with a 17 year drug addiction problem.  After attending many rehab meetings and treatment plans, he lost his battle to drug abuse.  He leaves behind two beautiful children and a beautiful wife.  His wife found out that she was expecting the day after my son died.  Because of this tragedy, I am focusing part of my life on the prevention of drug abuse.  You will note that there is a new section in the newsletter that will focus on that.  If you would like to donate to this young family you can donate to the Jason Stoker Family Fund at any Wells Fargo Bank.  Thank you for let me share this personal moment with you.
STUDY REVEALS INFECTION CONTROL PRACTICES NOT ADEQUATELY IMPLEMENTED AT MANY HOSPITAL ICUS
U.S. hospital intensive care units (ICUs) show uneven compliance with infection prevention policies, according to a study in the February issue of the American Journal of Infection Control.
More >
OSAP TEAMS WITH NIOSH TO SURVEY PRIVATE DENTAL PRACTICES ON BLOODBORNE PATHOGEN EXPOSURE
The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) is partnering with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to conduct an online survey of private dental...
More >
NEEDLESTICK RESISTANT GLOVES
It is common for customers to not fully understand what makes a safety glove needlestick resistant.   A range of confusing terminology, does not help the situation.
More >
SHARPS INJURIES - WHAT YOU NEED TO DO
As an employer, you will need to take action to manage the risks if your workers;
More >
UNISTICK 3 SAFETY LANCET
 
Unistik® 3 safety lancets are safe, simple to use and virtually pain free.  Our unique Comfort Zone Technology masks the weaker pain stimulus from the lancet, providing the user with a more comfortable blood sampling experience while providing adequate blood flow for all testing needs. 
 
 
CDC LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE FOR PREVENTING INFECTIONS IN LONG-TERM CARE
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces the launch of a new website with infection prevention resources for long-term care settings such as nursing homes and assisted living.
More >
17 SAFETY AND HEALTH VIOLATIONS IDENTIFIED AT VA MEDICAL FACILITY
Additionally, the inspection found improperly stored sharps containers and flammable materials, and negligence in maintaining facilities.
More >
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
HIV/AIDS CASES ON THE RISE IN AUSTIN
The number of people living with HIV in the Austin-Travis County area increased more than 40 percent since 2006, according to a study by the Travis Medical Society Journal.
The Health and Human Services Department estimates there are now more than 5,000 people living with the HIV infection, the virus that causes AIDS, in the area.
More >
UMASS MEMORIAL SAYS DIALYSIS PATIENT CONTRACTED HEPATITIS C
UMass Memorial Medical Center is asking some of its dialysis patients to be checked for hepatitis C after learning that one patient contracted the virus last...
More >
K SHIELD ADVANTAGE
The K-Shield Advantage Port Access Infusion Needle has the following features:
  • One step activation – simple, safe and easy to use for clinicians.
  • Tactile and audible click upon safety activation – assures you that the needle is safely secured.
  • Low profile and small body size – making dressing simple and device less visible under patient’s clothing.
  • Small transparent skin plate – allows a clear view of the infusion site.
  • Non-coring siliconized needle – minimizes drag on the skin during access and de-access.
  • Non-DEHP fluipd path – offers a safe, DEHP-free fluid path.
  • Latex free – for patients, practitioners and end-users
 
OUR CORPORATE MEMBERS
Please click on any ISIPS member below to view their sharps safety products!
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.
 
© Copyright 2017 International Sharps Injury Prevention Society
We practice permission marketing. If you do not wish to receive these e-mail notices
please send an email to newsletter@isips.org with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject line.
or send request to

ISIPS
6898 Maria Way
Herriman, Ut 84096