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Nigerian Health Authority Crackdown On Sub-Standard Health Institutions

... the area of unlawful disposal of gauzes, needles, syringes and human parts removed during surgeries, warning that perpetrators would henceforth be prosecuted. The commissioner stressed that the "government is ready to raise the standard of health facilities in the state and stop the operation of fake perso...

UN Agencys Checklist on Health Care Error

... as 18 percent of injections are given with reused syringes or unsterilised needles, increasing the risk of hepatitis and HIV, the WHO said. The list include to: Improve hand hygiene of medical workers partly by making alcohol-based hand rubs widely available; Ensure proper patient identification to g...

WHO Launches Effort to Stop Spread of HIV, Other Infections from Hospitals

...en in sub-Saharan African hospitals involve reused syringes or unsterilized needles, which increase the risk of HIV and hepatitis, WHO said. Experts from more than 100 countries provided WHO with feedback on the draft recommendations. The recommendations call for improving hand hygiene of medical workers i...

UN Agency’s Checklist on Health Care Erro

... as 18 percent of injections are given with reused syringes or unsterilised needles, increasing the risk of hepatitis and HIV, the WHO said. The list include to: · Improve hand hygiene of medical workers partly by making alcohol-based hand rubs widely available; · Ensure proper patient identification to...

Health-Care Workers Exposed to HIV on Job Need Preventive Treatment

...nies are developing safer medical devices, such as syringes that retract needles when they’re removed from patients. “The more years of experience, the more likely you are to have had such an injury,” Myers said, “driven in part by both the years at risk and the earlier years of having fewer safety devices ...

Drug Treatment Seekers Likely to Use Needle Exchange

...xchange programs reduce the number of contaminated syringes in a community and drug treatment reduces drug use, which may indirectly reduce HIV transmission.” In their analysis, the study authors included 440 injection drug users who were interviewed from 1997 to 2002 as part of the Self-Help in Eliminating...

Simple Steps to Safe Guard Patients from Bloodstream Infections in ICU

...ring a through hand scrub, prompt disposal of used syringes and catheters. A detailed report was made by experts on Safety measures at Johns Hopkins. The details of the report are published in New England Journal of Medicine. In order to ensure quality patient care, doctors need to ensure that these simple t...

Simple Steps to Safe Guard Patients from Bloodstream Infections in ICU

...ring a through hand scrub, prompt disposal of used syringes and catheters. A detailed report was made by experts on Safety measures at Johns Hopkins. The details of the report are published in New England Journal of Medicine. In order to ensure quality patient care, doctors need to ensure that these simple t...

Addicts in India Taking to Pharmaceutical Drugs: UNAIDS

...er education. The supply of disposable needles and syringes should also be enhanced further so that the spread of HIV can be controlled," Reddy said. Source-IANS...

Kerala: God’s Own Country Prevails Against AID

...aims to provide drug users, with fresh needles and syringes to dissuade them from re using old ones. There is increasing evidence of HIV outbreaks in India, among men who have sex with men. Sadly, the needs of this group of people are less addressed by National AIDS Programmes. KSACS intends to launch prog...

Highly-Concentrated Botulinum Preparation Can Result in Severe Illness

...th diluent and drew up the resulting solution into syringes for clinical use. The physician working at the clinic administered 4 case-patients (including himself) 4 to 6 injections of this toxin solution in the facial area. All the patients eventually reported symptoms of progressive weakness and cranial neur...

Homosexuality, drug abuse increasing HIV in India: study

...uality and the increasing use of contaminated drug syringes are the main reasons for the rise in HIV infections in northeast India and also in major cities like// Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai, states a new study. "Poor knowledge of HIV has been found in groups of men who have sex with men. In Bangalore, for ex...

CRPF To Issue Contraceptives To Fight AIDS

...ad because of blood transfusion or use of infected syringes by the personnel because the medical facilities available to our men is of the highest order," added another CRPF official. He said that last year 25 people were found infected by the virus. After the recent findings came to light, the security for...

Medical Center Tops 3 Million IV Syringes Using IntelliFill i.v. Robotics

...eved the milestone of producing over three million syringes using the IntelliFill i.v. system. Children’s impl...s inpatient pharmacy is currently producing 20,000 syringes weekly using the robotic system. “Patient safety is and always has been the number one priority at ...

Enbrelr Enters Safer Zone After Recent Research

...ents as it is marketed in convenient 25mg and 50mg syringes making it most adaptable for treatment purposes. Bruce Strober MD PhD, co director of the Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Center at New York University mentions that that these findings are very significant as it confirms the parameters withi...

Ex-drug Addict has set up Support System for Drug Victims

...ction with the active IDUs, we give safe and clean syringes to reduce the chance of HIV transmission," he added. Gouchinkhup, who spent three years in a rehabilitation centre, said he was subjected to inhuman treatment during the stay. "They put me in chains throughout," he said. According to the Manipur ...

Mercy Killing Charge Refuted by Katrina Doctor

...g with the two nurses had equipped themselves with syringes and drugs before they had entered the seventh floor ward, meant exclusively for severely ill patients. At the time, plans were rife to conduct an evacuation of the Memorial Medical Center, due to the Katrina devastation, but the patients on the se...

Amgen introduces Autoinjector For Treating Anemia

...-use SureClick autoinjector, SingleJect? prefilled syringes and prefilled vials. This wide range of delivery options allows healthcare professionals to select the option that best meets their needs and their patients' and staffs' needs. The Aranesp prefilled SureClick autoinjector will be available in clinics...

Fighting AIDS – a joint venture of the rich and the poor

...ment is interdependent. The invention of ingenious syringes that block after one use was prompted by the vaccination drives in poor countries. Oil and mining companies in the West can be urged to reveal royalty and tax payments to poor governments in their financial statements. This will help in tacking corru...

Novel Way to Overcome Needle Phobia

...ecorated as a butterfly, as well as six designs of syringes fitted with a needle. It was found that 80 per ...to conventional syringes. However the decorated syringes was found to reduce the aversion in patients by 68 per cent, anxiety by 53 per cent and fear by 53 p...

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