Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter April 25, 2014
Needlestick & Sharps Injuries
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)
HIV
Today, diabetes is deadlier than HIV - Deccan Chronicle
AIDS at 30: Apathy plus HIV kills - Los Angeles Times
Southern Illinois HIV cases at decade high - STLtoday.com
HIV infections on rise in southern Illinois, public health officials say - ABC7Chicago.com
Officials: HIV infections on rise in southern Illinois - KSDK
Born With HIV, Building A Future - NPR
UK Doctor: 'I'd Rather Have HIV Than Diabetes' - ABC News
HEPATITIS
State Prisons Make Plan to Use Expensive Hepatitis C Treatment - WSIL TV
Drugs to cure hepatitis C coming soon, but can we afford them? - Ottawa Citizen
Insurers Fret Hepatitis C Pill Costs More Than Obamacare - Forbes
FAQ: The High Cost of Hepatitis C Drugs - WebMD
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
North Texans Fighting Mosquitoes Ahead Of West Nile - CBS Local
5 things: Welfare benefits … Pittsburgh Penguins … West Nile Virus ... - Pittsburgh Business Times (blog)
100 years of West Nile... - New Vision
State gives York County $114240 for West Nile Program - York Dispatch
Erie County Receives $38338 For West Nile Virus Control - YourErie
Fort Worth, Tarrant County Slightly Adjust West Nile Virus Plan - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
Lawrence County gets grant to combat West Nile Virus - WKBN.com
Counties get state grants to fight West Nile Virus - WFMZ Allentown
West Nile virus may have met its match: tobacco - The Verge
DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION
BHF brings awareness of prescription drug abuse - Circleville Herald
'Your Voice, Your Vote:' Prescription drug abuse - KATU
Efforts increased to reduce heroin, prescription drug addiction in Macomb ... - The Macomb Daily
Alice Cooper's New "Doc Opera" Details Drug Abuse and Other Sordid Stories - Phoenix New Times (blog)
Senate panel on drug abuse sets hearing in Berkshires - Berkshire Eagle
Ignorance Blamed for Drug Abuse - AllAfrica.com
Selected Proverbs: April 27—Alchohol and drug abuse - Florida Baptist Witness
Teen Institute helps youths prevent drug abuse, violence - Charleston Gazette
Locking up Detroit drug dealers won't stop drug abuse, officials say - Youngstown Vindicator
Doctors, medical staff on drugs put patients at risk - USA TODAY
IN THE NEWS
DOCTOR CONVICTED IN HEPATITIS C OUTBREAK TO UNDERGO MENTAL EVALUATION
A former Nevada doctor at the center of a 2007 hepatitis C outbreak has been ordered into federal custody for a mental evaluation.
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HEPATITIS CARRIER SPITS BLOOD ON NEW CASTLE OFFICER
A New Castle felon infected with hepatitis C has been accused of spitting blood into the face of a police officer who was in the process of arresting him for domestic battery.
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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.
JODI ARIAS’ LAWYER SAYS HEPATITIS C LAWSUIT AGAINST ARPAIO, NANCY GRACE IS BOGUS
Jodi Arias’ lawyer is denying a report claiming that the convicted killer is suing Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio for allegedly contracting the viral disease Hepatitis C while under his custody.
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EBOLA VIRUS DISEASE IN WEST AFRICA: 203 CASES, 129 DEATHS
As of April 17, 2014, the Ministry of Health (MOH) of Guinea has reported a cumulative total of 203 clinical cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD), including 129 deaths.
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SAMPLOK ADAPTER CAP
One product that is used to fill blood culture bottles with blood sample 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 reducing the risk of needle stick injury. The SampLok Adapter Cap’s flexible design allows sampling with a variety of culture bottles and vacuum test tubes.
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HEALTHCARE WORKERS' KNOWLEDGE ABOUT INFLUENZA TRANSMISSION IS LACKING
Albano, et al.(2014) sought to assess the knowledge, the attitudes, and the behavior toward influenza A/H1N1 and the vaccination among healthcare workers (HCWs). A sample of HCWs was selected from a random sample of non-teaching public hospitals, ...
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OUR CORPORATE MEMBERS
Please click on any ISIPS member below to view their sharps safety products!

Acti-Lance single-use lancets have been designed for capillary blood sampling and the device is an integral component to the sharps-injury prevention programs in hospitals, clinics, laboratories, doctor’s offices and wherever patients and professionals have to feel safe.

Acti-Lance is very easy to handle and its intuitive top button activation minimizes training for new users.

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By using the Acti-Lance safety lancets you can easily eliminate needle stick injures and cross infection.


Key Features of Acti-Lance:

 

EASY TO HANDLE

Intuitive activation, low firing force, no lancet loading required, 3 step operation only

 
MINIMIZED PAIN

Ultra sharp and silicone coated needle, double spring mechanism to eliminate needle vibrations

 

SUFFICIENT TO LANCE ONCE

Different color-coded versions, right needle exposure length, adequate blood flow 

 

SAFE 

Truly disposable, self-destructive device, sterilized, reliable sterility protector

 

Acti-Lance safety lancets are available in three different color-coded versions to meet specific blood sample size applications and address a variety of skin types.

 
 
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