Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter March 21, 2014
Needlestick & Sharps Injuries
Do Echo-Enhanced Needles Make a Difference in Sonographically Guided ... - Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine (subscription)
'Culture of Safety' best defense against sharps injury - Skin and Allergy News Digital Network
Are CSTDs at a Tipping Point in Nation's Hospitals? - Pharmacy Practice News
Wiping out Hepatitis C - WWSB ABC 7
Police investigate needlestick injuries at Collie school - Collie Mail
Seven-year-old faces uncertain future after stepping on needle - Mackay Daily Mercury
Third of trusts in breach of sharps rules - Health Service Journal
HIV
UNAIDS calls for earlier access to HIV and TB testing and treatment services - UNAIDS (press release)
Public Health Minister defends GPs from criticism over HIV testing - PinkNews.co.uk
Q&A: Speaking about the cure (for HIV) with Nathalia Holt - National Post
Early treatment reduces viral reservoirs but does not prevent rebound - aidsmap
EU Commission for Health reiterates commitment to HIV - UNAIDS (press release)
Adolescents living with HIV in Uzbekistan show their peers the way to a new life - UNAIDS (press release)
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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For more information, contact Bemis Health Care Products Group at  800-558-7651

 
 
HEPATITIS
Hepatitis C serial infector asks to serve prison sentence in Michigan - The Union Leader
Gilead offers Egypt new hepatitis C drug at 99 pct discount - Reuters
US lawmakers ask Gilead to justify hepatitis C drug's $84000 price - Los Angeles Times
Wiping out Hepatitis C - WWSB ABC 7
Hepatitis Bill Promotes Quicker Testing - 90.5 WESA
Disbelief After Egypt Announces Cures for AIDS and Hepatitis C - New York Times
Progress Against Hepatitis C, a Sneaky Virus - New York Times (blog)
WEST NILE
Multimillion-Dollar Antiviral Drug Discovery Center Aims to Take on West Nile ... - Infection Control Today
Help reduce risk of West Nile Virus - Idaho Press-Tribune
First West Nile Virus Detection - Escalon Times
Hard winter not hard enough to wipe out ash borers, West Nile skeeters - Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Dallas County officials warn of looming West Nile season - Dallas Morning News (blog)
Health officials begin early warnings for West Nile virus - WFAA
Study: West Nile virus cases likely to increase in Calif. - 89.3 KPCC
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
 
 
DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION
Group draws support to curb drug abuse - The Wilson Times (subscription)
Seattle high school tackles growing drug abuse problem - KING5.com
Prescription drug abuse task force to continue under de Blasio - SILive.com
Take Back Youth Aims to Teach Parents, Teens About Drug Abuse - WSAW
9 On Your Side Investigates: Drug abuse across the East - WNCT
Drug abuse on rise among Mass. teens - Wicked Local Dover
Rural Drug Task Force Targets Counties With Rampant Drug Abuse and Related ... - OzarksFirst.com
IN THE NEWS
MAN WHO INFECTED 32 WITH HEPATITIS ASKS TO SERVE HIS TIME IN MICHIGAN
A former traveling hospital technician who infected 32 patients at Exeter Hospital with hepatitis C wants to serve his prison term in his home state of Michigan.
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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
 
HIV PATIENTS 50 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DEVELOP TB
People infected with HIV have more chances of getting infected with tuberculosis - often fatally - and should get themselves tested
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'CULTURE OF SAFETY' BEST DEFENSE AGAINST SHARPS INJURY
Of all the procedures and behaviors that place dermatologists at risk for occupational exposure, needlestick injuries rank at the top.
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OVER 4000 DIABETIC PATIENTS AT RISK FOR DEVELOPING HIV AND HEPATITIS
A Long Island, New York hospital has issued a serious health warning to more than 4,000 diabetic patients following treatment with an...
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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

SHARPS INJURIES: GLOBAL BURDEN OF DISEASE FROM SHARPS INJURIES TO HEALTH-CARE WORKERS
Although the occupational transmission of hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has been documented in healthcare personnel, and a number of countries have national surveillance programmes for occupational infections, the burden of disease from such infections has not yet been estimated at the global level.
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PROTECTION AGAINST NEEDLESTICK INJURIES: ACTIVE OR PASSIVE SAFETY?
Since phlebotomy procedures can affect patient satisfaction and pose a risk for needlestick injuries (NSIs) that could lead to serious or even fatal bloodborne infections, appropriate product selection is critical
 
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THE BENEFITS AND HARMS OF EXTRA GLOVES FOR PREVENTING NEEDLESTICK ...
“Determine the benefits and harms of extra gloves for preventing percutaneous exposure incidents among healthcare workers versus no intervention or alternative interventions.
 
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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 t
o 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
Click here to evaluate SurgiLance™ for free!
 
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