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Selling Syringes Without A Prescription...The Pro's and Con's

More than 3,000 pharmacies, health care facilities and practitioners have registered with the Department of Health (DOH) to sell or furnish syringes to those age 18 and over without a prescription under the ESAP.



This program makes syringes available without a prescription and promotes the safe disposal of used…

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Added by Christopher Green on December 5, 2011 at 10:15am — No Comments

OSHA Answers Questions Regarding The Needlestick Prevention Act



Does the standard apply to public sector (State and local government) employees?



Federal OSHA standards do not apply to public sector employees, but the 24 states and two territories that operate OSHA-approved state plans are…

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Added by Christopher Green on December 3, 2011 at 9:52am — No Comments

Needlestick Safety And Prevention Act ::: Frequently Asked Questions



What is the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act?



The Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act (the Act) (Pub. L.…

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Added by Christopher Green on December 3, 2011 at 9:39am — No Comments

Do We Have To Keep A Sharps Injury Log?

What if the safer device that I choose is on back order?



Safety equipment must be available at all times. If for some reason an engineering control is not available (due to supply shortages, back orders, shipping delays, etc.), this must be documented in your Exposure Control Plan. You would then be responsible to implement the chosen control(s) as soon as it becomes available and adjust your exposure control plan to illustrate such. In the meantime, work practice…

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Added by Christopher Green on December 3, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

No more tragedies: an introduction to ISO 80369

No more tragedies: an introduction to ISO 80369

by Laura Dowling

 

A hospital patient should never be injured, or worse, because a hospital employee accidentally connects a small tube carrying medicine or nutrients to the wrong tube outside the patient's body.



That's what happened to Robin Rogers in 2006.



According to the New York Times, a hospital nurse caring for Rogers during her final…

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Added by Christopher Green on November 24, 2011 at 9:23am — No Comments

Needlestick Video Must see...

Nurses, physicians and health care workers suffer an estimated 800,000 accidental needle stick injuries each year in U.S. hospitals. Many become infected with deadly diseases like HIV and hepatitis. Dr. Manny takes a look at the new movie “Puncture,” which sheds some light on this problem ::: See the video on Needle-sticks and consequences ~… Continue

Added by Christopher Green on October 21, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments

Is There A Medical Device Monopoly?

Movie Puncture Exposes Hep B&C, HIV Dangers in Needlestick Injuries for Nurses, Healthcare Workers





The movie Puncture reveals the untold true story of the enormous risks faced every day by nurses and healthcare workers exposed to dangerous and deadly bloodborne pathogens (Hepatitis B, C and HIV) through…

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Added by Christopher Green on September 26, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

What Are Group Purchasing Organizations (GPO's)?

Healthcare GPO

Examples - PDM Healthcare Premier, MedAssets, Veira Medical Group, Amerinet, HealthTrust, GroupSource, MediGroup, Provista, Novation, Innovatix, HPS, HPSI, GNYHA Services, and Care Purchasing Services.



A healthcare group purchasing organization (GPOs)…

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Added by Christopher Green on September 24, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Dirty Medicine

Dirty Medicine



How medical supply behemoths stick it to the little guy, making America’s health care system more dangerous and expensive.



By Mariah Blake



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When Thomas Shaw gets worked up, he twists in his chair and kneads his hand. Or he paces about in his tube socks grumbling,… Continue

Added by Christopher Green on September 23, 2011 at 12:31pm — No Comments

Needlestick Statistics

Needlestick Statistics



  •     1,300,000 deaths annually
  •     23,000,000 hepatitis infections annually
  •     260,000 HIV/AIDS infections annually…
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Added by Christopher Green on September 8, 2011 at 4:40pm — No Comments

Bloodborne Pathogens and Needlestick Prevention

 

 

 

Bloodborne Pathogens and Needlestick Prevention




 

Introduction

Needlestick injuries and other sharps-related injuries which expose workers to bloodborne…

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Added by Christopher Green on April 23, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Do Silver Coated Needleless IV Connectors Cause Infections?

Do Silver Coated Needleless IV Connectors Cause Infections?



by Ann Papworth on February 11, 2011



Nationally-acclaimed researcher and award-winning author Dr. Cynthia C. Chernecky…

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Added by Christopher Green on April 16, 2011 at 11:57am — No Comments

Syringe EVOLUTION! Syringe Website links! Find Syringes For Sale and More!

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Added by Christopher Green on April 8, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Global Insulin Delivery Systems Market

Global Insulin Delivery Systems Market (Syringes and External Pumps) to Exceed $5.5 Billion by 2015, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.





GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on insulin delivery systems markets. The world market for insulin delivery systems (syringes and external pumps) is projected to exceed $5.5 billion… Continue

Added by Christopher Green on June 8, 2010 at 8:29pm — No Comments

MEDICAL WASTE WASHES UP ON AVALON BEACHES



MEDICAL WASTE WASHES UP ON AVALON BEACHES


Jennifer Husko ( jhusko@nbc40.net ) - 8/23/08 06:09 pm

Last Updated - 8/24/08 10:28 pm





AVALON -- A section of Avalon's beaches that recently underwent a $2.4 million dollar beach replenishment project were closed down today as medical waste washed up on the shore. Jennifer Husko has more on the… Continue

Added by Christopher Green on March 9, 2010 at 4:05pm — No Comments

How Green Purchasing is Changing Medical Markets

How Green Purchasing is Changing Medical Markets

By Christopher Arends and Jim Cassidy



The green product revolution surging through the European markets has finally hit our shores.



And while we don’t have the same strict environmental regulations, customers in hospitals and clinics are increasingly sensitive to claims of environmental friendless. Talk is big and opportunities are plentiful. We are living and working in… Continue

Added by Christopher Green on December 15, 2009 at 10:02pm — No Comments

Safe Syringes For Injection Safety

Safe Syringes For Injection Safety

There are four types of syringes currently used around the globe. The first two categories are cheaper but less safe. The two newer and safer devices are more expensive. Simpler disposable syringes cost on average 12 to 15 cents less than devices that prevent reuse and needle stick injuries. In industrialized countries, the injection systems are firmly established and well resourced, with the most advanced… Continue

Added by Christopher Green on December 6, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Injury and Hazards in Home Healthcare Nursing are a Growing Concern

“Although professionally and personally rewarding for many, home care nursing can be both physically and emotionally demanding. Our study findings suggest that home healthcare work may be dangerous for nurses who work in this setting. These types of injuries are serious as they can result in infection with bloodborne pathogens, such as hepatitis and HIV.”



— Robyn Gershon, DrPH, professor of clinical Sociomedical… Continue

Added by Christopher Green on December 6, 2009 at 12:24pm — No Comments

We had a needle stick. What do we do now?

Coping with OSHA



We had a needle stick.

What do we do now?




HARRISBIOMEDICAL can help.



When your employee has an exposure incident, you must respond immediately. Exposure incidents include injuries from contaminated sharps or any blood, saliva or other potentially infectious material contact with eye, mucous membrane or non-intact skin.



For any exposure incident, you… Continue

Added by Christopher Green on December 6, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

History of Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act

History of Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act



Compliance: To reduce the health risk to individuals who may be involved in exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials, OSHA promulgated the Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP) standard (29 CFR 1910.1030) on December 6, 1991.



Congress was prompted to take action in response to growing concerns over bloodborne pathogen exposures from sharps injuries and in… Continue

Added by Christopher Green on December 6, 2009 at 11:28am — No Comments

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