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2010-05-17 07:15:00

MISSION VIEJO, Calif., May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- SafeShot Technologies, LLC, a leader in safety syringe innovation, today launched a new campaign called "No More Pricks" to build awareness around the needlestick injury issue which affects more than 1 million healthcare workers each year. SafeShot Technologies has developed an affordable solution to address the risk of exposure to blood borne pathogens as well as the reusability of contaminated syringes with its patented Epiphany Vacuum-barrel...

2009-11-25 14:52:42

Johns Hopkins research suggests least-skilled providers at risk for life-threatening infections Medical students are commonly stuck by needles "” putting them at risk of contracting potentially dangerous blood-borne diseases "” and many of them fail to report the injuries to hospital authorities, according to a Johns Hopkins study published in the December issue of the journal Academic Medicine. Researchers surveyed surgery residents at 17 medical centers and, of 699 respondents,...

2009-10-01 12:51:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. US Infection Prevention Products & Services http://www.reportlinker.com/p0139391/US-Infection-Prevention-Products--Services.html US demand to grow 4.5% annually through 2013 The author projects that total demand for infection prevention products and services will increase 4.5 percent annually through 2013. Growth will partially reflect the impact of new...

2009-07-24 09:53:00

WASHINGTON, July 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives Rules Committee approved an amendment by Representative Mark Souder (R-IN) which prohibits HHS (Health and Human Services) funding for programs which distribute sterile needles or syringes to prevent the spread of blood-borne pathogens such as HIV and hepatitis. The amendment reads as follows: At the end of the bill (before the short title), insert the following: Sec.___. None of the funds made...

2009-07-21 07:30:00

RARITAN, N.J., July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Ortho Clinical Diagnostics today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of the VITROS((R)) Anti-HCV assay for use on the VITROS 5600((R)) Integrated and 3600((R)) Immunodiagnostic Systems. This approval marks a major milestone in the successful launches of Ortho Clinical Diagnostics' clinical laboratory testing platforms, and enables the consolidation of hepatitis C testing with routine assays on the VITROS((R)) 5600...

2008-10-06 09:00:57

CaridianBCT, a developer and marketer of blood collection and processing systems to hospitals and blood banks, has initiated a clinical trial for treating whole blood with Mirasol pathogen reduction technology after receiving clearance from the FDA and US Department of Defense. The Mirasol pathogen reduction technology (PRT) system is a proprietary technology that uses riboflavin and UV light to reduce the levels of infectious pathogens and inactivate white cells from collected blood,...

2008-07-09 12:00:49

More than 385,000 needlestick and other sharps-related injuries are sustained annually by hospital-based healthcare personnel, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates, with countless others occurring in nursing homes, outpatient clinics, physician offices and emergency care services. These injuries put healthcare workers at risk of becoming infected with life-threatening viruses, such as hepatitis B and C viruses and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The...

2008-06-24 09:03:24

The American Nurses Association (ANA) (www.nursingworld.org) today announced the findings of the 2008 Study of Nurses' Views on Workplace Safety and Needlestick Injuries, an independent nationwide survey of more than 700 nurses, developed and co-sponsored by ANA and Inviro Medical Devices (www.inviromedical.com). According to the latest research, nearly two-thirds (64 percent) of U.S. nurses say needlestick injuries and blood borne infections remain major concerns, and 55 percent believe...

2005-07-14 13:21:43

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Some needle exchange programs in the US have ceased operations in recent years, and public funding for these programs has declined, according to a report released today. Needle exchange programs help prevent transmission of HIV and other bloodborne infections by increasing access to sterile syringes among injection drug users (IDUs) and safely disposing of used syringes. Exchange programs also offer social services, such as provision of condoms, referrals for...


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