Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter April 11, 2014
Needlestick & Sharps Injuries
Rapid Screenings Detect Previously Unreported HCV Infections - Medscape
Snow melt reveals uglier side of spring - Globalnews.ca
Hepatitis C: counting the cost - The Nation
Many dermatology doctors-in-training don't report errors - Reuters UK
Discarded needle kit offers safety in clean-up efforts - CBC.ca
HIV
HIV/AIDS laws must change - Dallas Morning News (blog)
Home HIV testing kits now legal in UK - NHS Choices
The Kids Aren't All Right: 60 Percent of Youths With HIV Don't Even Know It - TakePart
Op-ed: Getting Youth to Tweet About HIV - Advocate.com
HIV's Grip on the American South - New Yorker (blog)
Truvada: The HIV Prevention Pill No One Is Talking About - Huffington Post
Can a transplant drug help eliminate lingering HIV infections? - Los Angeles Times
HEPATITIS
Hepatitis A Outbreak Linked to Charlotte Pizza Shop - WLTX.com
New data reveals positive outcomes for hepatitis C transplant patients - Eureka! Science News
The Cost Of A Cure: New Drugs May Eradicate Hepatitis C But Are They Worth It? - International Business Times
Viral Hepatitis Linked To More Deaths Than HIV In Europe - Medical Daily
WHO issues its first hepatitis C treatment guidelines - World Health Organization (press release)
WHO joins clamor to make new hepatitis C pills affordable - Reuters
WEST NILE
Abandoned Tires Pose West Nile Virus Threat - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
Gainesville man fights off most severe form of West Nile - KXII-TV
As flu season ends, county officials prepare for West Nile season - Star Local Media
West Nile Virus Season Begins - MyMotherLode.com
2014 warm winter brings early mosquito season and West Nile Virus to the area - Central Stockton News
4 counties work together to fight West Nile virus in North Texas - Fort Worth Star Telegram
Erie County to hire West Nile technician - GoErie.com
DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION
Teen substance abuse is the new 'normal,' school counselor says - San Jose Mercury News
Dabbing Hysteria Exposed: Drug-Abuse Educator Slams ABC 15 for ... - Phoenix New Times (blog)
Tom Hardy: 'Drug abuse nearly killed me' - SFGate (blog)
Cromwell 5th-graders take drug abuse lessons to heart at DARE graduation - Middletown Press
Doctor: Prescription drug abuse can affect anyone - SouthCoastToday.com
Dealers' car to help deter drug use in Spring Valley - The Journal News | LoHud.com
Community coalition confronts prescription drug abuse - Lake County News Sun
Senate tackles prescription drug abuse - The Hill (blog)
Greiner Bio-One Safety Blood Collection Set
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
 
IN THE NEWS
POINT OF IMPACT: TALKING SHARPS SAFETY AND NEEDLESTICK PREVENTION PRODUCTS.
The numbers don’t lie. The sharps injury rate in surgical settings has increased in the 14 years since the passage of the federal Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act of 2000. While the rate of injury has dropped approximately 31.6 percent in non-surgical settings, it has increased about 6.5 percent in the operating room. This is true despite the widespread development of needlestick prevention devices for hospital facilities over the last several years.
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I FEARED MY LIFE WAS OVER AFTER HIV BLOOD TEST BLUNDER – VICTIM
A WOMAN broke down as she told a court of her devastation when she was informed she had tested positive for HIV – when in fact her blood sample had been mixed up with that of another person. "I was devastated. I thought I was going to die, that I had no future," Michelle Kenny (35) told the High Court. 
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PROLANCE SAFETY LANCET

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

‘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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SOUTH MILWAUKEE HEALTH DEPARTMENT SHARPS DISPOSAL PROGRAM
It is the Law in Wisconsin that you CANNOT put sharps, such as needles and lancets, in the trash or recycle bins. Used sharps can stick waste disposal workers. If trash containers are blown over and bags are broken apart, other adults, children, and even pets are at risk for needle stick injuries when sharps are disposed of improperly.
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SNOW MELT REVEALS UGLIER SIDE OF SPRING
In the springtime, the garbage, dirt and dust that stays hidden over the winter, ends up on display and often gets blown around with the wind. One concern if you’re picking up trash is coming across a needle.
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SHARPSENTINEL WALL CABINET SYSTEM
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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