Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter March 14, 2014
Needlestick & Sharps Injuries
South Milwaukee Health Department Sharps Disposal Program - SouthMilwaukeeNOW.com
Are CSTDs at a Tipping Point in Nation's Hospitals? - Pharmacy Practice News
Facebook angel: New Bern woman donates kidney to a stranger - New Bern Sun Journal
Two Gloves Are Better Than One - OutpatientSurgery.net
Seven-year-old faces uncertain future after stepping on needle - Mackay Daily Mercury
Zipline Reinvents Stitches and Staples - Nanalyze
Third of trusts in breach of sharps rules - Health Service Journal
Boy, 12, stuck by 'dirty needle'
Rolla police say a 12-year-old boy was stuck by a “dirty needle” after he and another 12-year-old boy started playing with several used hypodermic syringes they found Friday afternoon, Feb. 21.
 
HIV
Ghana moving towards zero HIV negative babies - GhanaWeb
Most hospitals refuse to treat HIV patients - Times of India
HIV vaccine hope found in immune system of a unique patient - Medical News Today
New York hospital warns patients of possible HIV, hepatitis exposure - Reuters
Early Treatment Is Found to Clear HIV in a 2nd Baby - New York Times
HEPATITIS
How Much Should Hepatitis C Treatment Cost? - NYTimes.com - OpEdNews
Live Wire: Boomers at greater risk for Hepatitis C - Fayetteville Observer
4200 NY hospital patients face possible hepatitis, HIV exposure - RT
New cure for hepatitis C patients now available, but comes at a staggering price - KSHB
One in 100 Americans has chronic hepatitis C infection - Reuters
Fewer Americans are living with hepatitis C, because more have died - Los Angeles Times
Progress Against Hepatitis C, a Sneaky Virus - New York Times (blog)
Ten Alicante patients contract hepatitis through medical negligence
Same saline solution bag was used for several intravenous transfusions
WEST NILE
West Nile Virus has already appeared in San Joaquin County - Stockton Record
Health officials begin early warnings for West Nile virus - WFAA
Is West Nile Virus Coming to Your Town? - Bioscience Technology
Thanks to Climate Change, West Nile Virus Could Be Your New Neighbor - TIME
Study: West Nile virus cases likely to increase in Calif. - 89.3 KPCC
SharpsSentinel Wall Cabinet System
 

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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.
 

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DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION
Cape May County Tops List Of 7 With Highest Drug Abuse Rate - Patch.com
Program aims to curb youth drug use - Topeka Capital Journal
Drug abuse is leading cause of custody loss in Ashtabula County - The Star Beacon
LePage's plan to get tough on drug abuse needs to be more than a campaign ... - Bangor Daily News (blog)
Haley creates prescription drug abuse panel - The State
Drug abuse will take community-wide solution - Beaver Dam Daily Citizen
Dirty drug needle concern prompts school campaign
Concern over dirty drug needles found on Olympia’s Madison Elementary campus has prompted the school to take action.
IN THE NEWS
CDC EXPANDS INJECTION SAFETY EFFORTS
More than 150,000 patients have been notified of potential exposure to hepatitis and HIV due to unsafe injection practices in U.S. healthcare settings since 2001.
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THE DEVASTATING CONSEQUENCES OF A NEEDLESTICK INJURY — ONE NURSE’S STORY
For 26 years, I was a staff nurse and loved my practice. But one day, I was stuck with a needle protruding from the sharps container. I didn’t know it then, but my life was changed forever
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TULIP SAFETY FISTULA NEEDLE
Features of the clear, patented TULIP safety needle protector:
 
  • Low profile design
  • Ease of use during patient cannulation and needle placement
  • Activation using a one-handed technique
  • Audible click indicating protector is locked and will stay locked
  • Meets OSHA safety requirements
 
SURGILANCE™ SAFETY LANCET EARNS ‘PERFECT SCORE’ FOR ‘10 GOLDEN RULES OF SAFETY’
New White Paper Demonstrates Single-Use Fingerstick Device’s Adherence to Safe in Common's 10 Golden Rules of Safety
MediPurpose™, a manufacturer and master distributor of medical products, today announced the publication of a new white paper, Safe in Common’s “10 Golden Rules of Safety”: How Well Does SurgiLance™ Safety Lancet Compare?
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STOP ON-THE-JOB NEEDLESTICK INJURIES
When it comes to needles, no matter the size, from the smallest 33-gauge hypodermic needle to the biggest 7-gauge needle, it’s safe to assume that no one wants to accidentally get pricked by one.
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ACHIEVING NEEDLESTICK PREVENTION REQUIRES A SAFE DESIGN
A nurse, distracted by a coworker, attempts to recap a needle without looking, resulting in an injury.
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STAFF AND PATIENT SAFETY TO PREVENT SHARPS INJURIES IN THE OR
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DEFICIENCIES FOUND IN OR AT WEST HAVEN VA HOSPITAL
A federal inspection of the VA Hospital in West Haven found poor cleaning procedures and inadequate safeguards in the operating room for handling infectious patients.
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45% OF NEEDLESTICK INJURIES ARE FROM HOLLOW-BORE NEEDLES
Needlestick and sharps injuries among resident physicians: an institutional review.
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HEALTH AND SAFETY STICKING POINTS – THE DANGERS OF SHARPS
Working in the healthcare industry has a range of different health and safety considerations and there are a number of risks for workers. If you work within the healthcare industry, it is very important to ensure that you have the appropriate health and safety training so that you can reduce your risks on the job.
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OUR CORPORATE MEMBERS
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SAFETY LANCET
Surgilance Safety Lancet
 
A safe, easy and effective solution for obtaining a fingerstick blood samples!
 
The SurgiLance™ safety lancet from MediPurpose™ is a single-use needlestick device known for its safety, comfort and ease of use.
 
Safe and Easy to Use
SurgiLance™ safety lancets were explicitly designed to safely and easily deliver remarkably smooth incisions that minimize trauma to patients' fingers.
 
No-Arming Required
Unlike traditional lancets—and for that matter, some safety lancets—that requiring “arming” (inserting a needle into the device), SurgiLance™ is “pre-armed” and only requires five simple steps to operate.
 
Retractable Needles and Blades
The SurgiLance™ passive safety mechanism automatically activates after the device is used, requiring no action on the part of the user. After activation, the single-use device cannot be used again.
 
 
Seven Color-Coded Models
SurgiLance™ safety lancets are available in seven gauges and penetration depths, all of which provide identical safety and reliability. 
 
No-Cost Product Samples
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