Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter March 28, 2014
Needlestick & Sharps Injuries
Paramedic Angie Schlake has saved dozens of people this year using the ... - LimaOhio.com
Needle Litter is the Problem; Needle Exchange is the Solution - Bay Area Indymedia
Wiping Out Hepatitis C - KSAT San Antonio
MEMS pumps and measures dose in e-syringe - ElectronicsWeekly.com
Stepping on needle a shock - The Advocate
HIV
Some CPMC Patients Urged To Get HIV Tests After Equipment Improperly ... - CBS Local
There's Just Been a Major Breakthrough in HIV Prevention - PolicyMic
Panic over HIV epidemic revisited in 1980s San Francisco - The Independent
Controversial HIV Law in Iowa Could Be Changed - ABC News
Mass. lawmaker has HIV, will lead AIDS group - Boston.com
HEPATITIS
Hepatitis E in pork could be making tens of thousands ill - Daily Mail
Bristol-Myers Still Lags in Hepatitis C - Barron's
Drugs for Hepatitis C - New York Times
Should prisoners get expensive hepatitis C drugs? - USA TODAY
Gilead offers Egypt new hepatitis C drug at 99 percent discount - Reuters
Fewer Americans are living with hepatitis C, because more have died - Los Angeles Times
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.
 
 
WEST NILE
West Nile virus may have met its match: tobacco - The Verge
Vt. vet urges horse vaccines for EEE, West Nile - Macon Telegraph (blog)
Dallas County officials warn of looming West Nile season - Dallas Morning News (blog)
Health officials begin early warnings for West Nile virus - WFAA
Is West Nile Virus Coming to Your Town? - Bioscience Technology
Slaton woman relearns her life - KCBD-TV
Thanks to Climate Change, West Nile Virus Could Be Your New Neighbor - TIME
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
Pa. drug abuse bill under review - The Sentinel
Koback column: Tips to initiating a drug-free workplace - Stevenspointjournal
Substance Abuse Council under fire - nwitimes.com
Youth substance abuse problem tackled by Staten Island teens at all-day summit ... - SILive.com
Learning How To Reduce Prescription Drug Abuse - wreg.com
COMMITTEE ON DRUG ABUSE AND TREATMENT OPTIONS: Special state ... - Wicked Local Plymouth
Physician: Drug abuse common in ER setting - The Morning Sun
Bridgewater Scout urges The Enterprise to keep printing drug stories - Wicked Local Hanson
IN THE NEWS
GUIDE TO THE EUROPEAN UNION
Prevention of Sharps Injuries in the Healthcare Sector
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THE NEEDLE PRICK DOCU-SERIES: DEFINING HIV STIGMA
The Needle Prick presents the first installment of the NPP Docu-Series: Defining HIV Stigma. This is the first part of a continuous effort to help bring to the surface the root of what causes HIV stigma and how we can overcome it in order to more effectively fight HIV.
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SAFETY SUBCULTURE UNIT

 

The Safety SubCulture Unit (SCU) is a sharps safety device used to obtain samples from positive blood culture bottles.  Needleless sampling reduces risk of needlestick injury.

 

 

The plastic tip safely pierces the bottle septum and makes it easy to insert and remove from the culture bottle. The integrated filter cap controls gas or culture discharge for an added level of safety.

 
 
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ARLINGTON POLICE HAVE COLLECTED OVER 15,000 NARCOTIC PILLS THROUGH DROP BOX PROGRAM
In addition to the 15,397 pills, the department has also brought in more than 1,000 pounds of over-the-counter and non-narcotic medications through the program
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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. 
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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.
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