Welcome to the ISIPS Newsletter May 30, 2014
Needlestick & Sharps Injuries
Health Beat with Dr. Alicia Arnold: Hepatitis - WEAU
Leading Hospital Shares How it Reduced Needlestick Injuries by Nearly 70 ... - PR Newswire (press release)
NSW police officer in screen door needle stick ambush - NEWS.com.au
Addicts told ‘bin your pin’ by Keighley charity
A Keighley charity that helps some 400 local heroin addicts has launched a campaign to bin every used needle after a nine-year-old girl was accidentally stabbed by a discarded syringe in the town’s Devonshire Park.
Needlestick accidents at work: What to do next
PEP Saves Lives
HIV
Donald Sterling pulls Amway's Rich DeVos into NBA flap over HIV, gay marriage ... - MLive.com
CDC launches new HIV campaign - Washington Blade
Grant for Children's Hospital could lead to HIV vaccine - WLWT Cincinnati
As HIV epidemic grows, Jacksonville grapples with fear, denial - WJXT Jacksonville
Scaling up access to HIV testing through new technologies - UNAIDS (press release)
Jump in early detection of HIV with 'rapid' tests - Sydney Morning Herald
Federal HIV/AIDS grant up by 10 percent for Boston - Boston Herald
Bay Area Start-Up Using Crowd Sourcing To Fund HIV/AIDS Vaccine - CBS Local
DOH urged to declare 'national emergency' over HIV spread - Inquirer.net
Kill or cure: Danish university turns HIV into a tool to fight disease - RT
HEPATITIS
Hepatitis C testing is critical to stopping a silent epidemic - San Francisco Examiner
Local hepatitis A exposure stretches across nation - Springfield News-Leader
Combating the Silent Epidemic of Hepatitis B in the AAPI Community - Huffington Post (blog)
Preventing Vertical Transmission of Hepatitis B - Medscape
Cost of Hepatitis Drug Raises Questions About Access - Texas Tribune
New recommendation for hepatitis B screening issued, targets people at high ... - The Plain Dealer
Passing hepatitis B from mother to child halted with vaccine - SFGate
Burger worker may have exposed thousands to hepatitis - USA TODAY
Blood victims' protest at David Cameron's Witney office
Haemophiliacs infected by NHS blood transfusions in the 1970s and 1980s have staged a protest at the prime minister's Oxfordshire office.  Organiser David Leadbetter from Witney, said the government had still not paid compensation despite promises in 2011.
 
WEST NILE
West Nile virus is avoidable with precautions - Yuma Sun
West Nile Virus Returns for Summer - Guardian Liberty Voice
Bellevue mom overcomes West Nile, infertility and looks to the future - Omaha World-Herald (blog)
Three States Already Report First Cases of West Nile Virus This Year - Guardian Liberty Voice
Summer's almost here, and soon, West Nile will be, too - Dallas Morning News
Why West Nile Virus Is So Scary - Mother Jones
DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION
UAMS researchers get grant to study trauma, drug addiction link in women - THV 11
Fighting drug abuse on Long Island, Reynolds moves on - NorthShoreOfLongIsland.com
Doctors vulnerable to prescription drug abuse crisis - 9NEWS.com
Tools For Teens and Adults: Drug Use and Abuse Special - The Ocean Signal
Richie Sambora Highlights Drug Abuse with New Song 'Lighthouse' - Billboard
Child's drug use may be in plain sight - New Jersey Herald
Panel: Help needed from community on drug abuse - Tyler Morning Telegraph
Town Hall Meeting to Target Recreational Drug Use, Addiction - CBS Local
Two Gloves Are Better Than One
Two gloves are better than one. Double-gloving is proven to reduce risks of sharps injuries and exposure to bloodborne infections.
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
187 HOURS OF OVERTIME: ‘IT’S ABUSIVE, ILLEGAL’
Cape Town - One month, 163 hours overtime, and a needlestick injury..This first-year intern at Groote Schuur Hospital wrote to the Cape Argus to express her frustration.
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NEEDLESTICK RISK LINKED TO STICKERS ON SYRINGES FROM COMPOUNDING PHARMACIES
Placement of adhesive stickers directly onto syringes at compounding pharmacies resulted in increased risk of needlestick injuries, according to a study.
 
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SHARPSSENTINEL WALL CABINET SYSTEM
 

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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.
 

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For more information, contact Bemis Health Care Products Group at  800-558-7651

 
 
OREGON USA: HEPATITIS C TESTS URGED FOR NEARLY 1,000 CLARK COUNTY PATIENTS POSSIBLY EXPOSED TO VIRUS
Nearly 1,000 patients of PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center are being told to get tested for hepatitis C out of concern that they may have been exposed to the virus by a former hospital employee.
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TURTLESKIN BRAVO GLOVES FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS
The lightweight and comfortable TurtleSkin Bravo Glove provides police officers with cut and hypodermic needle protection.
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EMPLOYERS MUST UNDERSTAND THE IMPLICATIONS OF MANDATORY FLU VACCINATION FOR HEALTHCARE WORKERS
Employers planning to implement mandatory influenza vaccination policies for healthcare workers need to understand the implications, according to an analysis published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ).
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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
 
DROPBOX OFFERS SAFE PLACE FOR DISPOSAL OF USED NEEDLES IN OLYMPIA
Goal of 24-hour box on Cherry Street is to reduce spread of HIV and hepatitis
The 24-hour dropbox is located outside the Capital Recovery Center and Thurston County Syringe Exchange Program office at 1000 Cherry St. SE.
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CDC LAUNCHES NEW HIV CAMPAIGN
CDC launches new HIV campaign. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week launched a new campaign called “Start Talking, Stop HIV.”
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SAFETY SUBCULTURE UNIT

 

The Safety SubCulture Unit (SCU) is a sharps safety device used to obtain samples from positive blood culture bottles.  Needleless sampling reduces risk of needlestick injury.

 

 

The plastic tip safely pierces the bottle septum and makes it easy to insert and remove from the culture bottle. The integrated filter cap controls gas or culture discharge for an added level of safety.

 
 
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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