Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter May 16, 2014
Needlestick & Sharps Injuries
One hospital's prescription for reducing needlestick injuries: What can you learn? - Safety.BLR.com
Company working to develop puncture-resistant surgical gloves - Medical Xpress
Assemblyman Mark Stone airs workplace needle concerns - Santa Cruz Sentinel
Child stuck with hypodermic needle at game - New Castle News
Old needles must be disposed of properly
Most local pharmacies — we checked with Safeway and Walgreens — sell puncture-resistant, red, plastic containers with one-way safety lids designed specifically for...
HIV
Daily HIV prevention pill recommended for those at risk - CNN
US Physicians Hail Use of HIV Drug for Prevention - Voice of America
Watch MSNBC's Josh Barro Expose The Deadly Consequences Of HIV Stigma - Media Matters for America (blog)
Rights activists condemn Uganda's HIV bill - Deutsche Welle
HEPATITIS
Raising Awareness about Viral Hepatitis in the Hispanic Community - Clarksville Online
Free risk assessments for National Hepatitis Testing Day - KITV Honolulu
Medicare Backs Down On Denying Treatment For Hepatitis Patient - NPR (blog)
Richland Public Health Offers Free Hepatitis Testing - WMFD.com
SFC Health Center: May is Hepatitis Awareness Month - Daily Journal Online
Eradication of hepatitis C on the horizon - Washington Post
45 Cases Reported in Minot Hepatitis C Outbreak
The North Dakota Department of Health has confirmed an additional case of hepatitis C related to the outbreak in Ward County. The case count is now at 45.
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
 
 
WEST NILE
West Nile Virus Season Approaching - WICS-TV
First sign of West Nile Virus hits Sonoma County - Petaluma Argus Courier
Dickson gets ahead of West Nile Virus - The Tennessean
Prevention is key in avoiding West Nile infection - Southeast Missourian
As Earth Warms, West Nile Spreads - The Atlantic
Madison Health Department offers tips to prevent infection from West Nile virus - Independent Press
2014 West Nile Virus Season Update and Safety Tips - Chicago Tribune
DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION
WNY United plans family event aimed at preventing drug abuse - Business First of Buffalo (blog)
Coming Clean: True Stories of Prescription Drug Addiction- Know the Signs - PA home page
School pushes for open talk about drug use - Coastline Pilot
Klobuchar fights drug abuse at Caucus on International Narcotics Control - Northland's NewsCenter
Prescription Drug Use Increasing Among Americans; Which Are Prescribed Most ... - Medical Daily
Jordan Community Members Invited to Drug Abuse Awareness Meeting - KSTP.com
OVMC Helping Employers Spot Drug Abuse in the Workplace - State Journal
Jackson County program helps families overcome substance abuse, saves ... - KSHB
Bill Clinton Works To Reduce Prescription Drug Abuse - CBS Local
IN THE NEWS
HOSPITAL SHARES HOW IT REDUCED NEEDLESTICK INJURIES BY NEARLY 70 PERCENT
An article published in the Spring 2014 issue of the Journal of the Association of Occupational Health Professionals in Healthcare discusses how a systematic, data-driven approach and the subsequent adoption of a safety-engineered blood collection set helped Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH), a leading academic medical center, reduce needlestick injuries (NSIs) by nearly 70 percent among its patient care technicians and nursing staff.
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DOCS SO TIRED THEY MAY AS WELL BE DRUNK
“In the long term, if you make mistakes you can have needlestick injuries and get infected with HIV. It poses a huge risk,” Khoza said.
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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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BE SHARP WITH SHARPS
We all are responsible for reducing sharps injuries by making sure we handle and dispose of sharps safely. An ongoing issue is the number of injuries through insulin pens. To help prevent these: Staff must not attempt to retrieve insulin pens ...
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KNOWLEDGE AREA AROUND EU SHARPS DIRECTIVE
One year after the EU Sharps Directive took effect, is your hospital complying?
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NEW REGULATIONS ON PREVENTING SHARPS INJURIES IN THE HEALTHCARE SECTOR
New regulations to control the risks posed by needles and other ‘sharps’ in healthcare will take effect this month.
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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
 
OLD NEEDLES MUST BE DISPOSED OF PROPERLY
Most local pharmacies — we checked with Safeway and Walgreens — sell puncture-resistant, red, plastic containers with one-way safety lids designed specifically for...
 
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PATROLMAN STUCK BY USED HYPODERMIC NEEDLE
Columbus police are expressing concern about the health of a fellow officer stuck with a needle on a syringe early Monday, police said. Patrolman Mark Hutcheson, whose finger was pricked while searching one of four people in a vehicle that was pulled over for a minor traffic violation, was taken to Columbus Regional Hospital and later released.
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CANADA: BOY PRICKED BY DIRTY NEEDLE, NEIGHBORS CALL FOR ACTION
One Vancouver neighborhood’s drug abuse problem is taking its toll on children in the area. Residents of a low-rent apartment complex are calling for change after a nine-year-old boy poked his hand on a hypodermic needle used to inject heroin last week.
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MHA NEWS NOW: PATIENT SAFETY TOOL: AORN SURGICAL SHARPS SAFETY RESOURCES
The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses offers an extensive sharps safety toolkit to help teach evidence-based practices and prevention techniques to decrease sharps injuries during surgery.
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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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