Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter May 2, 2014
Needlestick & Sharps Injuries
Model Program To Provide Insurance Benefit for 12000 California, Nevada RNs ... - WorkersCompensation.com (press release)
Why I stopped being a doctor - Independent Online
Drug Diversion in Health Care Settings Can Put Patients At Risk for Viral ... - AIDS.gov blog (blog)
City Urges Proper Disposal Of Household Medical Sharps - windsoriteDOTca
Sticking point: police officer pricked by needle hidden in station door - Blayney Chronicle
Safety fears for police officers after Kandos police station "booby trapped ... - ABC Local
NSW police officer in screen door needle stick ambush - NEWS.com.au
B. Braun Focused on Vascular Access, Patient and Healthcare Worker Safety - PR Newswire (press release)
HIV
Area gets funding for HIV & AIDS - KSDK
Uganda to Criminalize 'Wilful' HIV Transmission - ABC News
Iowa Legislature rewrites outdated HIV transmission law - DesMoinesRegister.com
March saw biggest spike in HIV cases - Inquirer.net
Ryan Lewis grew up worrying his HIV positive mother Julie would die - Daily Mail
Iowa Legislature Passes Bill Reforming "Draconian" HIV Transmission Law - BuzzFeed
Ensuring that adolescents living with HIV are not left behind - UNAIDS (press release)
Advances in HIV Mucosal Immunology - PLoS Blogs (blog)
HEPATITIS
New hepatitis C drugs' price prompts an ethical debate: Who deserves to get ... - Washington Post
More Lawsuits Over Hepatitis C Outbreak Settled - Boston.com
Teavana worker may have exposed shoppers to hepatitis - USA TODAY
Hepatitis C cure may be costly — but also cost effective - Boston Globe
Costly Hepatitis C Pill Shreds Drug Industry Sales Record - NPR (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
 
WEST NILE
West Nile Virus prevention - KXII-TV
Will County Activates West Nile Virus Hotline - Patch.com
Westchester to offer mosquito-eating minnows to fight West Nile - Mid-Hudson News
Will chikungunya be the new West Nile for the United States? - Examiner.com
Dallas County says it trapped the year's first mosquito with West Nile - Dallas Morning News (blog)
DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION
Christie cites death of friend, urges NJ doctors to be more vigilant about ... - The Star-Ledger
ALL CLEANED UP Zac Efron Talks Drug Abuse And Working Out ALL ... - Queerty
Moms talk drug abuse on 'BTL Live' - Sandusky Register (blog)
Local leaders look for ways to curb prescription drug abuse - FOX43.com
Old Town Police and parents discuss teen drug use - WCSH-TV
NC report tackles prescription drug abuse - Charlotte Observer
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
 
 
IN THE NEWS
RISKY RUBBISH: HYPODERMIC NEEDLES INJURING WINDSOR GARBAGE COLLECTORS
A spike in local garbage collectors being jabbed by hypodermic needles has City of Windsor officials warning the public to never put such sharp objects in the trash.  “They pose a huge risk to our collectors,” Windsor’s environmental services manager Anne-Marie Albidone said Wednesday.
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DR JAMES LATHAM PETERS, WHO PLEADED GUILTY TO INFECTING WOMEN WITH HEPATITIS C AT A CLINIC WHERE HE WORKED AS AN ANAESTHETIST.
A GROUP of women infected with hepatitis C at a Melbourne medical clinic has reached a $13.75 million proposed settlement of a class action against the facility.
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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.
WORKERS' MEMORIAL DAY: RENEWING THE FIGHT FOR SAFE, HEALTHY WORKPLACES
WorkersMemorialDaylogo.pngToday, April 28, we observe Workers' Memorial Day to remember those who have suffered and died on the job, been injured or made sick because of workplace hazards. On this solemn day, we also commit to renew our fight for safer and healthier workplaces for all workers.
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PREFILLED SYRINGES CAN PREVENT INCONVENIENT SYMPTONS – LIKE DEATH!
One of the things I occasionally do to add some adventure to my life is to inadvertently consume foods containing peanuts or walnuts, and when I do, I reach for one of the best-known prefilled autoinjector products, the Epi-Pen. 
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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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NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN CONTAINER CLOSURES AND DELIVERY DEVICES FOR BIOPHARMACEUTICALS
Satish SinghAll product development scientists understand the importance of container closure to the sterility, stability, and delivery of a parenteral drug, including biotherapeutics. The glass vial remains a mainstay, while a number of biotherapeutics are targeting or becoming available in prefilled syringes
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CATHETER SECUREMENT DEVICES
Innovative design and materials ensure effective securement that's quick and easy to apply and remove. The system is designed to stay in place for up to 7 days, yet removes gently, delivering the catheter securement and comfort your patients deserve while reducing the overall cost of care.
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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
 
OUR CORPORATE MEMBERS
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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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