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Latest Needlestick injury Stories

2014-01-22 23:28:11

Protectus Medical Devices, a public, development-stage company, engaged in the design, engineering, and manufacture of safety needle devices to protect healthcare workers worldwide from millions of accidental needle-stick injuries annually, as well as to obviate billions of dollars in resulting healthcare costs every year, granted an exclusive Interview for the Interlinked Investment News Channel on InterlinkedTV during recent FSXinterlinked Investment Conference. (PRWEB) January 22, 2014...

2014-01-16 23:26:13

Movement to Aid Health Care Workers at Risk of Needle Stick Injury Started on Indiegogo Melbourne, Australia (PRWEB) January 16, 2014 Needle stick injuries are a costly and dangerous health risk for health workers worldwide. Mechanical design engineer, Stephen Bartlett believes there is a solution and has introduced a needle stick injury prevention campaign on indiegogo.com. The primary motive of this movement is to drive awareness and funds to help promote the use and development of safe...

2013-12-12 08:30:49

Studies from researchers at Nebraska Methodist Hospital and University of Nebraska Medical Center showing the effectiveness of the newly launched system were presented yesterday at the American Society for Health-System Pharmacists Midyear meeting in Orlando, FL ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ICU Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: ICUI) today announced that two new studies presented yesterday at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Meeting and Exhibition...

2013-11-04 12:28:26

Vascular Access, Patient and Healthcare Worker Safety Key Areas of Focus at B. Braun BETHLEHEM, Pa., Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- B. Braun Medical Inc. (B.Braun) will sponsor an exhibit theater presentation at the Infusion Nursing Society (INS) Fall National Academy of Infusion Therapy convention in Boston, MA, November 8(th)-10(th). The presentation, "Navigating the Depths: Ultrasound Guided Short PIV Insertions--Implications and Limitations for Practice," will feature a discussion of...

2013-09-09 12:27:50

Vascular Access, Patient and Healthcare Worker Safety Key Areas of Focus at B. Braun BETHLEHEM, Pa., Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- B. Braun Medical Inc. (B.Braun) will exhibit and host a Platinum Showcase presentation at the 27(th) Association for Vascular Access (AVA) Annual Scientific Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee, September 20(th)-23(rd). The presentation entitled "Navigating the Depths: Ultrasound Guided Short PIV Insertions -- Implications and Limitations for Practice" will feature a...

2013-08-22 12:27:45

Safe in Common Measures the Cost of Injury Prevention Against Alarming Rate of Healthcare Personnel Injuries NEW YORK, Aug. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Needlestick and sharps injuries affect more than half a million healthcare personnel every year, creating over $1 billion in preventable healthcare costs every year and an immeasurable emotional toll on millions of healthcare personnel, according to a Safe in Common review of U.S. healthcare industry statistics. Safe in Common (SIC)--a...

2013-08-07 10:18:27

Recommendations consider new drugs and tests New guidelines from the United States Public Health Service update the recommendations for the management of healthcare personnel (HCP) with occupational exposure to HIV and use of postexposure prophylaxis (PEP). The guidelines, published online today in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), emphasize the immediate use of a PEP regimen containing three or more...

2013-07-02 08:26:44

West's NovaGuard systems help keep healthcare workers and patients safe from needlestick injuries EXTON, Pa., July 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE: WST), a leading global developer and manufacturer of components and systems for injectable drug delivery, today announced the expansion of the NovaGuard portfolio of needle safety products. The NovaGuard SA (Staked-needle Automatic) system, formerly called the B.Safe syringe system technology, is now part...

2013-06-20 08:27:34

Non-Profit Issues Guidelines for Safety to Make Healthcare Worker Injuries a "Never Event" FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its ongoing mission to eliminate needlestick and sharps injuries in healthcare, Safe in Common (SIC) has issued the "Top 10 Golden Rules of Safety." This set of guidelines was outlined in conjunction with supporters to unify the industry around efforts to fight needlestick injuries and raise awareness about effective prevention...

2013-06-07 12:24:28

B.Braun Portfolio Showcased at APIC - Leading Professional Association for Infection Preventionists BETHLEHEM, Pa., June 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSIs), needlestick (sharps) injuries and exposure to potentially deadly blood borne pathogens continue to be major areas of concern for healthcare workers throughout the U.S. "We are committed to addressing these issues by providing a robust portfolio of safety-engineered IV therapy devices that...