Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter April 18, 2014
Needlestick & Sharps Injuries
West Pharma's innovations in prefilled syringes offer high end technology ... - pharmabiz.com
Wiping out hepatitis C - WJXT Jacksonville
Defense Health Agency Chooses Smiths Medical Safe-T-Lance ® Plus Adult ... - Business Wire (press release)
Healthy Sheboygan County 2020 column: Sharp home medical devices can be ... - The Sheboygan Press
Derm residents' errors often go unreported - ModernMedicine
Taunton mayor to initiate discarded needle policy - Taunton Daily Gazette
Microbial Misadventures: A Malaria Outbreak Without Mosquitoes - Discover Magazine (blog)
Sharps Injuries: Not Part of Anyone's Job - Infection Control Today
Ebola: A swift, effective and bloody killer - 12NewsNow.Com
HIV
Charles F. Farthing, doctor at the cutting edge of HIV/AIDS care, dies at 60 - Washington Post
Global HIV Incidence Is High in Both Pregnant and New Moms - AIDSmeds.com HIV/AIDS Treatment News
HIV-Positive Basketball Player Kicked Out Of City Rec League - ThinkProgress
Indonesia: City focus key to the HIV response - UNAIDS (press release)
Born With HIV, Building A Future - NPR
UK Doctor: 'I'd Rather Have HIV Than Diabetes' - ABC News
As NJ's HIV/AIDS population grows, advocates question shrinking state drug ... - The Star-Ledger
HEPATITIS
$1000-a-day hepatitis C drug approved to treat prison inmates in Illinois - CBS News
Wiping out hepatitis C - WJXT Jacksonville
Prison system grappling with new hepatitis drug - Quad City Times
Patients with end-stage liver disease caused by hepatitis C to get new drug - The Guardian
Hepatitis C drugs not reaching poor - Nature.com
WHO issues its first hepatitis C treatment guidelines - World Health Organization (press release)
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
 
WEST NILE
State gives York County $114240 for West Nile Program - York Dispatch
Fort Worth, Tarrant County Slightly Adjust West Nile Virus Plan - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
Erie County sees cut in West Nile funding - GoErie.com
Speaker flags off West Nile torchPublish Date: Apr 14, 2014 - New Vision
DHEC wants help collecting dead birds for West Nile tests - ABC NEWS 4
Lake County birds test positive for West Nile - Santa Rosa Press Democrat
4 counties work together to fight West Nile virus in North Texas - Fort Worth Star Telegram
DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION
KY's Operation UNITE oganizes national Rx Abuse Summit - The Courier-Journal
Forum On Drug Abuse Hears from Recovering Addicts - CBS Local
Manitowoc officials warn of fentanyl drug abuse - Fox11online.com
Doctors, medical staff on drugs put patients at risk - USA TODAY
What Personality Might Have To Do With Drug Abuse Risk - Huffington Post
Plea entered in drug, abuse case - York News-Times
Medication Safety Week: Pharmacy Take Back disposes of your unused medication
The Natrona County Pharmacy Take Back program disposes of expired and unused medications, getting them out of homes and keeping them out of our water system. 
IN THE NEWS
1 IN 10 HEALTHCARE WORKERS ABUSE DRUGS - UNDETECTED OR UNTREATED, IMPAIRED PROVIDERS PUT PATIENTS AT RISK.
More than 100,000 physicians, nurses, techs and other healthcare employees are drug addicts, according to federal data. Those are just the known cases. Studies estimate that 1 in 10 healthcare workers have suffered from substance abuse during their lives.
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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.
‘KILLER NURSE’ ACCUSED OF DELIBERATELY SPREADING HIV IN UGANDA
According to a report from The Associated Press, an HIV-infected nurse, nicknamed “the killer nurse” by the Ugandan press, was accused of injecting her blood into a two-year-old patient.
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EBOLA: A SWIFT, EFFECTIVE AND BLOODY KILLER
It took only moments to feel the impact of what was happening here.
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SHARPS INJURIES: NOT PART OF ANYONE'S JOB
It is generally understood that police officers, firefighters, military professionals, stuntmen and women, wild animal trainers and racecar drivers accept the obvious personal risk that comes with their careers. Healthcare providers, however, do not typically think of themselves as thrill-seekers or extreme risk takers. Most nurses, physicians, surgical technologists, phlebotomists, lab technicians, radiologists and sterile processing professionals probably do not expect their lives to change forever because of an accidental jab with a contaminated hypodermic needle, suture needle, scalpel, retractor, or other sharp device. And yet, lives can be changed, literally in an instant. 
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NEEDLESTICK
A Video on Needlestick injuries
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FLORIDA MAN THROWN OUT OF REC BASKETBALL GAME FOR BEING HIV-POSITIVE
A playoff game in the city of Kissimmee-sponsored basketball league was abruptly stopped in the second half and Dakota Basinger, 21, was pulled aside by a city employee and kicked off the court. The aspiring rapper was only diagnosed last week
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SAMPLOK ADAPTER CAP
One product that is used to fill blood culture bottles with blood sampl
e is the SampLok® Adapter Cap from ITL Corporation. It is a versatile device for safe blood sample collection and sample transfer into blood culture bottles and test tubes. With an integrated safety lid, the SampLok 
Adapter Cap provides safety to healthcare workers by re

ducing the risk of needle stick injury. The SampLok Adapter Cap’s fle
xible design allows sampling with
a variety of culture bottles and vacuum test tubes.
 
 
 
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OUR CORPORATE MEMBERS
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SURGILANCE 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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