Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter May 23, 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
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
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
1000 syringes found dumped at Gissing Oval
Football Wagga president Erwin Budde is disappointed that about 1000 syringes were dumped in the oval's bins recently. 
The syringes, along with other medical waste, were discovered by a council employee in a public bin at the oval in the middle of regular rubbish removal operations at the venue.
 
IN THE NEWS
‘I’M TOO EMBARRASSED TO TELL OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH ABOUT MY NEEDLESTICK INJURY’
Do you have any advice for this student nurse? “Hi there, “So, last week I did the unthinkable and attempted to resheath a used needle, resulting in a tiny prick to my finger. Please don’t tell me how stupid I was because, trust me, I am well aware and so embarrassed. “I probably should have told the nurse I was with straight away but my first reaction was to hide how stupid I’d been and I just put the needle in the sharps bin and got on with the shift. “Now I’m terrified that I’ve picked something up, but not scared enough to admit what I’ve done.
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SAFE DISPOSAL OF SHARPS: NEEDLES, SYRINGES, AND LANCETS
Safe Disposal of Sharps: Needles, Syringes, and Lancets. Question: What's the best way to dispose of needles and lancets? Answer from: Dr. Susan Maddux, Pharm.D., pharmacy expert. The safest way to discard of needles, lancets, and other...
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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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SAFETY ENGINEERED MEDICAL DEVICES
Needle stick injuries are recognised as an ever-present but preventable infection hazard for dental professionals. Sharps and needle stick injuries affect at least 18,000 Australian healthcare workers each year with dental professionals suffering in proportional measure.
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NEEDLES FOUND IN EAU CLAIRE NEIGHBORHOOD
The Eau Claire Police Department said it is updating telecommunication policies after a dispatcher gave a caller the wrong information on what to do when she came across needles in her neighborhood.
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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
 
WAGGA COUNCIL SAYS IT'LL TAKE ACTION AGAINST THE DUMPING OF NEEDLES IN PUBLIC
Wagga Wagga city council says action will be taken against people who dump used needles in public places. A council employee discovered 1000 needles and medical waste in a public bin at Gissing Oval this week.
 
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MEXICO GRANTS MEDICAL DEVICE PATENT FOR BABYLANCE SAFETY HEELSTICK
Internationally Expands Neonatal Medical Device’s Intellectual Property Protection
MediPurpose™, a master distributor and manufacturer of medical products, today announced an addition to its expanding portfolio of lancet patents.
 
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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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