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Safety Needles & Sharps Devices
Add-on Safety Devices
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Portex Point Lok(TM) Device
 
Portex Inc.
10 Bowman Drive
Keene, NH 03431
800-258-5361
http://www.portex.com
 
  • The Point-Lok® device is an add-on needle protection device that locks onto and contains contaminated needles lacking a built-in safety feature. The Point-Lok® device is small, leak resistant and accommodates a wide range of needle and stylet sizes from 16 to 30 gauge.
     
 
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Blood Collection
Product & Manufacturer Comments
B-D Eclipse Blood Collection Needle
 
Becton Dickinson
888-237-2762
http://www.bd.com/safety/products
 
  • Safety shield is attached to a standard blood collection needle. After removal of the needle from the vein, activate safety shield by using the thumb to push forward on the shield. An audible click indicates that the shield is locked in place. One-handed venipuncture technique.
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
B-D Safedraw(TM) Blood Sampling System
 
Becton Dickinson
888-237-2762
http://www.bd.com/safety/products
 
  • For safe transfer of samples from syringe or vacuum tube
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
B-D Safety-Lok(TM) Blood Collection Set
 
Becton Dickinson
888-237-2762
http://www.bd.com/safety/products
 
  • Single use, multiple sample device used to perform venipuncture
     
  • Device has attached sliding shield that the user activates after venipuncture
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
B-D Vacutainer(R) Safety-Gard(TM) Reusable Shielding Needle Holder
 
Becton Dickinson
888-237-2762
http://www.bd.com/safety/products
 
  • Holder is used with standard single- or multiple-sample blood collection needles
     
  • Safety feature is activated by depressing a button tab on the holder and sliding the needle holder back to enclose the needle and lock the shield
     
  • Holder can be reused for up to 300 procedures
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
B-D Vacutainer(TM) Plastic Clad Micro Hematocrit Tubes
 
Becton Dickinson
888-237-2762
http://www.bd.com/safety/products
 
  • Micro-hematocrit tubes are encased in a protective plastic film
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Baxter Blood Pack Unit
 
Baxter Transfusion Therapies
(800)422-9837
http://www.baxtertransfusiontherapies.com
 
  • For Therapeutic Phlebotomy. Blood collection unit contains needle with needle protector.
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Bio-Plexus Punctur-Guards Blood Collection Needles
 
Bio-Plexus Inc.
129 Reservoir Road
Vernon, CT 06066
800-223-0010
http://www.bio-plexus.com
 
  • Punctur-Guard has a self-blunting mechanism that is activated while in the vein, prior to removal from the patient, eliminating exposure to a contaminated sharp
     
  • The self-blunting mechanism is fully integrated into the needle design and is easily activated with one hand
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Empire Medical Products QuikDraw
 
Empire Medical Products
800-836-8492
http://www.empiremedical.com
 
  • Tube holder with retractable needle
     
  • New safety phlebotomy device in development, for later introduction to the market
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Kawasumi Safety Winged Blood Collection Set
 
Kawasumi Laboratories America, Inc.
800-529-2786
http://www.kawasumiamerica.com
 
  • Integrated safety feature offers one-hand audible activation. Needle is protected during removal.
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Kendall Monoject(TM) Angel Wing(TM) Safety Needle System
 
Kendall Health Care
800-325-7472
http://www.kendallhq.com
 
  • Self-sheathing needle system with one-handed activation
     
  • Available with female Luer, Luer adapter, and multi-sample sets (female and male)
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Med-Design Safety Blood Collection Needle
 
Med-Design Corporation
805-339-0375
http://www.med-design.com
 
  • Needle device for use with evacuated blood specimen tubes for collecting venous blood samples
     
  • After use, a simple push of a button on the side of the barrel retracts the needle into the device
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Med-Design Safety Winged Set Blood Collection Needle
 
Med-Design Corporation
805-339-0375
http://www.med-design.com
 
  • Needle device for collecting venous blood samples
     
  • It includes flexible wings and extension tubing
     
  • After use, a simple push of a button on the side of the barrel retracts the needle into the device
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
MPS Acacia Saf-T Clik(R) Shielded Blood Collection Needle Adapter
 
MPS Acacia
800-486-6677
http://www.mpsacacia.com
 
  • Uses standard blood collection needles and fits standard blood collection tubes
     
  • Uses one-handed or two-handed techniques
     
  • After venipuncture, grasp Saf-T Clik's outer sheath and slide forward over needle until a distinctive Click is heard
     
  • Visible cue when adapter is locked
     
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MYCO Medical VAKU-8 Blood Collection Set
 
Myco Medical
919-678-0680
http://www.mycomedical.com
 
  • This product incoporates a shielded needle that requires only one hand to activate, maximizes wing flexibility, and stays covered throughout the entire procedure
     
  • 100% latex free
     
  • During venipuncture, the sets have the feel of a standard butterffly because the safety shields are not attached to the wings
     
  • When the shield fully covers the needle, it locks into place with an audible click
     
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North American Medical Products Safe-Point(TM) Blood Collection System
 
North American Medical Products, Inc.
800-488-6267
http://www.nampinc.com
 
  • The VAC product line is a pre-attached needle with a cover sheath and tube holder
     
  • The M-D product line is a needle with cover sheath that attaches to any tube holder
     
  • Sheath is activated by pushing ring of safety sheath forward until a click is heard or felt
     
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Portex Saf-T Wing(R) Blood Collection Sets
 
Portex Inc.
10 Bowman Drive
Keene, NH 03431
800-258-5361
http://www.portex.com
 
  • Winged needle safety for delicate venous blood draws; with or without pre-attached Saf-T Holder(R) device
     
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Retractable Technologies Vanish Point(R) Blood Collector
 
Retractable Technologies, Inc.
622 South Mill Street
Lewisville, TX 75057
888-703-1010
http://www.vanishpoint.com
 
  • The Vanish Point blood collection tube holder automatically retracts the phlebotomy needle directly from the patient into the tube holder, thus eliminating exposure to contaminated needle
     
  • Contains no natural rubber latex
     
  • Single-use feature prevents potential cross-contamination
     
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SIMS Needle-Pro Devices Arterial Blood Sampling
 
Portex Inc.
10 Bowman Drive
Keene, NH 03431
800-258-5361
http://www.portex.com
 
  • This needle protection device easily connects to luer lock or luer slip syringes and is designed primarily for arterial blood sampling syringes
     
  • The sturdy puncture resistant device easily locks into place and completely covers the contaminated needle when activated
     
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SIMS Venipuncture Needle Protection Devices
 
Portex Inc.
10 Bowman Drive
Keene, NH 03431
800-258-5361
http://www.portex.com
 
  • This device includes a disposable holder (to eliminate cross-contamination) and an integral needle protection device that may be used with all needle and vacuum tube blood sampling systems
     
  • Designed to provide a quick and effective means of needle-stick protection for phlebotomists, nurses and other clinicians
     
  • Reduces the percutaneous injury rate by 66%
     
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StatSpin, Inc. SafeCrit(TM) Plastic Micro-hematocrit Tube
 
StatSpin, Inc.
800-782-8774
www2.thecia.net/users/statspin/safecrit.html
 
  • Plastic hematocrit tubes eliminate the risk of infectious disease transmitted by blood via broken glass
     
  • SafeCrit tubes are available with Heparin for "finger stick" samples or untreated for anticoagulated venous samples
     
  • Tubes available in 2 sizes: 40mm for uuse with StatSpin centrifuges and 75mm for use in conventional centrifuges
     
 
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Dental
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Med-Design Safety Dental Injector
 
Med-Design Corporation
805-339-0375
http://www.med-design.com
 
  • A dental anesthesia syringe for use with standard pre-filled cartridges
     
  • During use, the needle can be temporarily sheathed within the device
     
  • Once medication is expelled the needle is automatically and permanently withdrawn into the barrel
     
 
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Injection
Product & Manufacturer Comments
B-D Eclipse Bifurcated Safety Needle
 
Becton Dickinson
201-847-6800
http://www.bd.com
 
  • A safety-engineered needle for smallpox vaccinations. Audible click indicates safety activation and bifurcated needle remains inside locked safety cover. Single-handed intuitive activation.
     
  • Can be viewed at:
    http://www.bd.com/immunization/biodefense/info_eclipse_bifurcated_needle.asp

     
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B-D Safety Glide(TM) Shielding Injection Needle
 
Becton Dickinson
201-847-6800
http://www.bd.com
 
  • Shielding hypodermic needle for intra-muscular and subcutaneous injections
     
  • In the activated position the needle guards against accidental needlestick during normal handling and disposal of the used needle/syringe combination
     
  • The cover mechanism reaches the needle point, slides over it and provides a secure encapsulation
     
  • This can help prevent needlestick by allowing easy and secure shielding of the needle tip immediately after injection
     
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B-D Safety-Lok Syringe
 
Becton Dickinson
201-847-6800
http://www.bd.com
 
  • This syringe incorporates a safety shield built into a traditional syringe
     
  • It provides three indicators to ensure users that the safety feature is locked: (1) Visual: the shield is locked when the green strip completely covers the red; (2) Audible: a "click" indicates the shield is locked; and (3) Tactile: the user feels the lock engage
     
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B. Braun Perifix(R) Safety Epidural Needle
 
B. Braun McGaw, Inc.
800-854-6851
http://www.bbraunusa.com
 
  • The Perifix Safety Epidural Needle uses B. Braun's safety clip technology to reduce the needlestick risk for the epidural needle with virtually no change in your technique. The safety clip is positioned within the yellow plastic housing near the hub of the needle. When it is convenient for you to activate the safety clip, you advance the plastic housing to the tip of the needle until the safety clip engages.
     
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Equidyne Injex Needle-Free Injector
 
Equidyne Systems
877-474-6539
http://www.equidyne.com
 
  • Needleless jet injection system
     
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Kendall Monoject(TM) Safety Syringe
 
Kendall Health Care
800-325-7472
http://www.kendallhq.com
 
  • Slide safety shield forward until positive stop and hear audible snap to secure shield for safe transport
     
  • After injection, slide shield forward until click is heard. Lock shield by twisting in either direction until you feel positive stop and hear audible snap
     
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Medi-Hut Elite Safety Syringe
 
Medi-Hut Company, Inc.
732-901-0606
http://www.medihutonline.com
 
  • The Elite Safety Syring has a sheath that automatically extends over the needle after the injection is administered
     
  • The safety sheath is activated by a spring mechanism when the plunger is depressed to the bottom of the barrel. After the clinician removes the needle from the patient and releases the plunger, the spring-operated protective sleeve slides forward and locks in place over the needle.
     
  • Intramuscular or subcutaneous use only
     
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Medisys CoverTip(R)Syringe
 
Medisys Technologies Inc.
144 Napolean Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802-5714
888-633-4797
http://www.medisystech.com
 
  • Currently available in 3cc syringe, with 1cc, 5cc, and 10cc to follow
     
  • CoverTip syringe offers pre-removal activation of a protective sheath that blunts and isolates the needle tip before it is withdrawn from the patient
     
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New Medical Technology NMT Safety Syringe
 
New Medical Technology, Inc.
23 National Drive
Franklin, MA 02038
800-522-1512
http://www.newmedicaltechnology.com
 
  • The NMT Safety Syring has a needle that retracts from the patient into the syringe barrel immediately after the syringe contents are injected
     
  • The device is made of polystyrene and is latex-free
     
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North American Medical Products Safe-Point(TM)
 
North American Medical Products, Inc.
800-488-6267
http://www.nampinc.com
 
  • Universal needle protection fits all hypodermic and pre-filled syringes

     
  • The safety feature is a sliding sheath over the needle that locks into place for discarding
     
  • For drawing medications into syringe, the needle is covered by sheath. Drop the cap inside the sheath and over the needle, then retract the sheath and the syringe is ready for transport
     
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Portex Point Lok(TM) Device
 
Portex Inc.
10 Bowman Drive
Keene, NH 03431
800-258-5361
http://www.portex.com
 
  • The Point-Lok® device is an add-on needle protection device that locks onto and contains contaminated needles lacking a built-in safety feature. The Point-Lok® device is small, leak resistant and accommodates a wide range of needle and stylet sizes from 16 to 30 gauge.
     
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Retractable Technologies Vanish Point(R) Syringe
 
Retractable Technologies, Inc.
622 South Mill Street
Lewisville, TX 75057
888-703-1010
http://www.vanishpoint.com
 
  • A spring loaded needle retracts into the syringe, preventing exposure to a contaminated needle and rendering the syringe non-reusable
     
  • Used for intramuscular and subcutaneous injections
     
  • Syringe available in 3 cc, 5cc, 10 cc
     
  • Also available in 1cc Tuberculin syringe and 1cc U-100 Insulin syringe
     
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Safe 1(R) Safety Syringe
 
Safety 1st Medical Inc.
30100 Town Center Drive, Suite 0-290
Lagun Niguel, CA 92677-2067
949-476-5555
http://www.safety1stmedical.com
 
  • Safe 1(R) Safety Syringe utilizes a spring-loaded safety sheath to quickly cover the exposed needle
     
  • The safety sheath is activated with the same hand that administers the injection. This allows for better patient control
     
  • The Safe 1(R) features a large flange to improve control by the user. If desired, the Safe 1(R) can be pre-filled, and as an added precaution, push the button and safely cover the needle until time of use.
     
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Safety Syringes Inc. UltraSafe(R) Needle Guards
 
Safety Syringes Incorporated
1925 Palomar Oaks Way, Suite 204
Carlsbad, CA 92008
877-477-0776
http://www.safetysyringes.com
 
  • UltraSafe Needle Guards are designed to be easily attached to pre-filled glass syringes of the type commonly used for certain vaccines, low-molecular-weight heparin and many biotechnology drugs
     
  • After injection the healthcare worker can grasp the guard near its collar with the free hand. The body is pulled back until the needle is fully retracted and the guard locks into the protected position
     
  • UltraSafe Needle Guards have clear solid plastic guards that are slid into a locked position over the needle after the injection
     
  • The UltraSafe Needle Guards are available to fit the following sizes of prefilled glass syringes: 0.5 ml, 1.0 ml, 1.0 ml (long barrel), 1.5 ml, and 2.25 ml
     
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SIMS Needle-Pro(TM) Needle Protection Devices
 
Portex Inc.
10 Bowman Drive
Keene, NH 03431
800-258-5361
http://www.portex.com
 
  • This device engages the needle in a one-handed downward push against a flat surface
     
  • The Needle-Pro device is easily activated and health care workers find it easy to use
     
  • The Needle-Pro device is available for use with Carpuject(R) prefilled medication cartridges.
     
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Terumo(R) SurGuard(TM) Needle Protection
 
Terumo Medical Corporation
800-888-3786
http://www.terumomedical.com
 
  • One-handed activation of needle locking mechanism
     
  • Compatible with luer lock and luer slip syringes that conform to ISO 594, ISO/ANSI fittings
     
  • Available with or without attached needle, in two sizes, long and short
     
  • Latex-free
     
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Univec Auto-Disable Syringe
 
Univec
631-777-2000
http://www.univec.com
 
  • After single use the syringe locks and prevents the re-use of non-sterile syringes
     
  • Standard syringe operation with traditional barrel,which makes it less tiring to use when immunizing large groups of people
     
  • Available in 0.05 to 1.0cc sizes with permanently attached needles, 23g x 1", 25g x 5/8" 27g x 1/2" or with a hub needle of choice
     
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Univec Bifurcated Safety Needle
 
Univec
631-777-2000
http://www.univec.com
 
  • Bifurcated safety needle
     
  • Specifically designed to meet the U.S. Government requirements for safe adminstration of the smallpox vaccine
     
  • Univec's bifurcated safety needle employs a sliding sheath mechanism that complies with the OSHA regulations to reduce the risk of accidental needlesticks
     
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Univec Sliding Sheath Syringe
 
Univec
631-777-2000
http://www.univec.com
 
  • Shielding hypodermic needle for intra-muscular, intravenous and subcutaneous injections
     
  • Single-handed activation with an audible "click" and tactile "lock"
     
 
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Safety Needles & Sharps Devices
IV Insertion Equipment and Medication Delivery Systems
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Abbott Carpuject(R) Prefilled Medication System
 
Abbott Laboratories
800-222-6883
http://www.abbott.com
 
  • Prefilled injection delivery system uses disposable cartridges and a reusable, full-length plastic holder
     
  • Available with InterLink(R) universal blunt cannula, Luer Lock(RM) or steel needle
     
  • Needle-Pro(TM) or UltraSafe(R) safety needle protection devices can also be used with the Carpuject, according to manufacturers of these products
     
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Abbott Life Shield(TM) Blunt Cannula
 
Abbott Laboratories
800-222-6883
http://www.abbott.com
 
  • Blunt cannula penetrates a pre-pierced reseal port, similar to a conventional needle system but without the danger of a needlestick
     
  • For administering fluids intravenously or drawing blood through an inserted catheter
     
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Abbott LifeShield(R) Abboject(R)
 
Abbott Laboratories
800-222-6883
http://www.abbott.com
 
  • Prefilled medication cartridges come with syringe with male-luer adapter and protected needle
     
  • Cartridge vial is inserted into injector and rotated clockwise until medication enters the needle. To access the green male luer lock adapter, a yellow cap is twisted counterclockwise and removed. To access the protected needle, the yellow cap is twisted clockwise and pulled to remove the hood and green adapter.
     
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ALARIS SmartSite(R) Needle-Free System
 
Alaris Medical Systems
800-482-4822
http://www.alarismed.com
 
  • The SmartSite system for I.V. therapy is needle-free and latex free
     
  • The SmartSite valve can only be activated by a standard luer. The standard luer lock or luer slip connects to the valve port
     
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B-D Insyte AutoGuard Shielded I.V. Catheters
 
Becton Dickinson
Infusion Therapy
9450 South State Street
Sandy, UT 84070
888-237-2762
http://bd.com
 
  • This I.V. catheter has a needle that retracts instantly by pushing a button
     
  • The catheter is made of vialon biomaterial. Vialon is easy to insert and allows longer indwelling time. One of Vialon's characteristics is its ability to soften up to 70% while in the blood vessel, reducing the chance of irritation to the vessel wall and reducing incidence of mechanical phlebitis
     
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B-D Saf-T-Intima Integrated I.V. Catheters
 
Becton Dickinson
Infusion Therapy
9450 South State Street
Sandy, UT 84070
888-237-2762
http://bd.com
 
  • Integrated catheter system provides flexibility for a variety of clinical applications
     
  • Catheters are made of vialon biomaterial, which increases ease of penetration, reduces the risk of infiltration, and exhibits good kink resistance.
     
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B. Braun Safeline(R) System
 
B. Braun McGaw, Inc.
800-854-6851
http://www.bbraunusa.com
 
  • Uses split septum techniology, similar to a conventional needle system. A blunt plastic cannula is inserted into the pre-slit septum. Septum reseals after removal of the blunt cannula.
     
  • Allows for injection, aspiration, or infusion of fluids or medications, including blood, blood products, lipids or TPN
     
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B. Braun Safesite(R) System
 
B. Braun McGaw, Inc.
800-854-6851
http://www.bbraunusa.com
 
  • Two-way reflux valve; activated by attaching any standard Luer connection with syringe or IV tubing
     
  • Allows for injection, gravity/pump flow and aspiration or infusion of fluids or medications, including blood, blood products, lipids or TPN
     
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B. Braun Surecan(R) Safety Huber Needle Infusion Set
 
B. Braun McGaw, Inc.
800-854-6851
http://www.bbraunusa.com
 
  • The Surecan(R) passive safety clip technology is designed to minimize accidental needlesticks when accessing subcutaneously implanted ports. The stainless steel safety clip is designed to automatically shield the Huber needle tip as it is withdrawn from the base plate to eliminate the risk of rebound effect needlestick injuries. The safety mechanism is automatically activated upon needle withdrawal.
     
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B. Braun Ultrasite(R) Needle-free capless valve
 
B. Braun McGaw, Inc.
800-854-6851
http://www.bbraunusa.com
 
  • Swabbable, capless, 2-way valve for injection/gravity/pump flow or aspiration of fluids
     
  • Latex free, DEHP free, lipid resistant valve
     
  • Access by luer connection with standard syringe or IV tubing
     
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B. Braun/McGaw SAFELINE(R) Needle Free System
 
B. Braun McGaw, Inc.
IV Products
800-227-2862
http://www.bbraunusa.com
 
  • SAFELINE uses split septum technology that is similar to a conventional needle system
     
  • A blunt cannula replaces the standard needle, and the SAFELINE injection site replaces the current injection site. This requires little or no change in the existing protocol or IV procedure
     
  • SAFELINE allows for injection, aspiration, or infusion of fluids or medications including blood, blood products, lipids and total parenteral nutrition (TPN)
     
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Baxter InterLink(R) I.V. Access System
 
Baxter Healthcare Corporation
888-229-0001
http://www.baxter.com
 
  • The InterLink system replaces traditional sharp needles with needleless blood sampling, vial access and fluid delivery
     
  • Other manufacturers of IV medication delivery systems use this connector
     
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Baxter Needle*Lock(TM)
 
Baxter Healthcare Corporation
888-229-0001
http://www.baxter.com
 
  • Recessed needle connector device can be used with secondary medication sets
     
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Churchill Non-DEHP IV Administration and Extension Sets
 
Churchill Medical Systems
800-468-0585
 
  • All Churchill Administration and Extension sets use non-DEHP tubing. Plasticizer is Diocpyl Adipate. Latex free.
     
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Churchill Wing Safe(TM)Huber Needle Sets
 
Churchill Medical Systems
800-468-0585
 
  • Color coded "wings" fold to cover and shield the needle
     
  • Non-DEHP tubing with a variety of needle sizes. Plasticizer is Diocpyl Addipate. Latex free
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Codan IV Products
 
Codan U.S. Corp
Curt Kozell
Sales Manager, Label Products
cmk@codanus.com
www.codanus.com
 
  • CODAN US Corp. manufactures a line of non-DEHP and latex-free IV Infusion Sets, Extension Sets and Specialty Extension Sets. (TOTM is used in place of DEHP).
     
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Deltec Gripper Plus(TM) Safety Huber Needle
 
Deltec, Inc.
800-426-2448
http://www.deltec.com
 
  • Safety Huber needle requires minimal change to technique
     
  • Hands behind the needle, audible and visual confirmation of safety
     
  • Natural rubber latex-free. Integrated TOTM* extension tubing, Taxol® and Lipid compatible
     
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Ethicon Protectiv/Protectiv Plus I.V. Catheter Safety System
 
Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Vascular Access
a J&J company
800-873-3636
http://www.vascularaccess.com
 
  • Available in polyurethane (PROTECTIV PLUS) or teflon (PROTECTIV) catheter materials. Both available in winged or straight hub design
     
  • Compatible with customary insertion technique
     
  • Fully encased needle protection engages before needle is withdrawn
     
  • Designed to resist accidental activation so user stays in control
     
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ICU CLAVE(TM) Connector
 
ICU Medical
800-824-7890
http://www.icumed.com
 
  • CLAVE connector, Integral CLAVE connector (with Y-site) and CLC2000(TM) catheter patency device
     
  • Connector is one piece, capless, latex free, swabbable device that is activated by any standard Luer taper
     
  • Allows for the injection, gravity/pump flow or aspiration of fluids or medications including blood, blood products, lipids and TPN
     
  • CLC2000 valve offers high flow rates, "saline only" flush, positive pressure and eliminates backflow of blood
     
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IntraVascular, Inc. FloStar Needleless ConnectorTM
 
IntraVascular, Incorporated(TM)
800-917-3234
http://www.intravascularinc.com/
 
  • Patented dual-valve mechanism virtually eliminates blood backflow. Raised luer septum promotes aseptic technique through easy swabbing. Straight fluid path prevents pooling to ensure efficient drug delivery. Needleless system assists in eliminating needle sticks. Latex and DEHP-free.

     
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Introcan(R) Safety(TM) I.V. Catheter
 
B. Braun McGaw, Inc.
IV Products
800-227-2862
http://www.bbraunusa.com
 
  • The Introcan Safety IV Catheter features a safety clip, a passive engineering control pre-assembled inside the catheter hub
     
  • Available in both FEP (Teflon(R)) and polyurethane
     
  • Ergonomically designed to minimize accidental needle-stick injuries, without changing the technique
     
  • Eliminates risk of inadventent activation
     
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Kawasumi IV Administration Sets and Infusion Sets
 
Kawasumi Laboratories America, Inc.
800-529-2786
http://www.kawasumiamerica.com
 
  • IV administration set features TOTM (non-DEHP) PVC fluid path, including tubing and drip chamber
     
  • Latex free and available with needleless access connector
     
  • Port Access Infusion Sets have a TOTM (non-DEHP) PVC fluid path and are latex free
     
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Kendall Monoject(RM) Life Shield Blunt Cannula
 
Kendall Health Care
800-325-7472
http://www.kendallhq.com
 
  • For use with Abbott Laboratories Life Shield System pre-pierced reseal ports with blunt cannula, for administering fluids intravenously or drawing blood through an inserted catheter
     
  • Polypropylene Lue Lock(TM) hub
     
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Kendall Monoject(TM) Bluntip Safety IV Access Cannula
 
Kendall Health Care
800-325-7472
http://www.kendallhq.com
 
  • Monoject Bluntip Safety IV Access Cannula and Monoject Bluntip Cannula with Vial Access Pin Safety IV Access Cannula
     
  • Compatible with a variety of needleless IV systems
     
  • Polypropylene
     
  • Vial access pin is designed to provide access to drug vials with rubber closures
     
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Luther OneCath(R) Catheter Systems
 
Luther Medical Products, Inc
14332 Chambers Road
Tustin, CA 92680-6912
800-227-2918
 
  • OneCath system is a peripherally inserted venous catheter, designed to increase needlestick protection, clinician safety, blood exposure and to improve patient comfort
     
  • Available in polyurethane biomaterial
     
  • Has an integrated safe-side with anti-needlestick feature and sealed flashback chamber
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Med-Design Safety Auto-Retract Intravenous Catheter
 
Med-Design Corporation
805-339-0375
http://www.med-design.com
 
  • A needle device for insertion of an intravenous catheter into a patient's vein
     
  • Needle automatically retracts into the device after placement of the catheter when the needle is withdrawn from the catheter
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
MPS Acacia Saf-T Wing(TM) Infusion Set
 
MPS Acacia
800-486-6677
http://www.mpsacacia.com
 
  • Can be attached to Saf-T-Holder(R), infusion line or needleless valve, or split septum site to the female luer lock
     
  • Latex free
     
  • Safety features engages by grasping the body of the Saf-T Wing with one hand, grasping the tubing with the other hand and pulling back until "click" is felt and/or heard to ensure the needle is fully retracted and locked into sheath
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
MYCO Medical UNOLOK PLUS Safety Winged Infusion Set
 
Myco Medical
919-678-0680
http://www.mycomedical.com
 
  • This product incoporates a shielded needle that requires only one hand to activate, maximizes wing flexibility, and stays covered throughout the entire procedure
     
  • 100% Latex free
     
  • During venipuncture, the sets have the feel of a standard butterfly because the safety shields are not attached to the wings
     
  • When the shield fully covers the needle, it locks into place with an audible click
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Safety Syringes Inc. UltraSafe(R) Needle Guards
 
Safety Syringes Incorporated
1925 Palomar Oaks Way, Suite 204
Carlsbad, CA 92008
877-477-0776
http://www.safetysyringes.com
 
  • UltraSafe Needle Guards are designed to be easily attached to pre-filled glass syringes of the type commonly used for certain vaccines, low-molecular-weight heparin and many biotechnology drugs
     
  • After injection the healthcare worker can grasp the guard near its collar with the free hand. The body is pulled back until the needle is fully retracted and the guard locks into the protected position
     
  • UltraSafe Needle Guards have clear solid plastic guards that are slid into a locked position over the needle after the injection
     
  • The UltraSafe Needle Guards are available to fit the following sizes of prefilled glass syringes: 0.5 ml, 1.0 ml, 1.0 ml (long barrel), 1.5 ml, and 2.25 ml
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
SIMS Deltec Large Volume Pump Needleless Injection Site Sets
 
SIMS Deltec Inc.
800-426-2448
http://www.deltec.com
 
  • Primary sets, Promary checkvalve sets (for piggybacking), burette sets, and specialty sets
     
  • Lipid-resistant polycarbonate and silicone
     
  • I.V. access connect luer lock or luer slip; disconnect luer and valve automatically reseals
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
SIMS Needle-Pro(TM) Needle Protection Devices
 
Portex Inc.
10 Bowman Drive
Keene, NH 03431
800-258-5361
http://www.portex.com
 
  • This device engages the needle in a one-handed downward push against a flat surface
     
  • The Needle-Pro device is easily activated and health care workers find it easy to use
     
  • The Needle-Pro device is available for use with Carpuject(R) prefilled medication cartridges.
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Terumo Medic(R) Plastic Anti-Stick Needle/Connector
 
Terumo Medical Corporation
800-888-3786
http://www.terumomedical.com
 
  • Can be used with any standard luer lock syringe
     
  • Securely connects to female luers on hemodialysis catheters, AV fistula needles, blood tubing sets, and dialysis priming sets.
     
  • Easily accesses drug vials, blood collection tubes
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Vadus(TM) Secure IV(TM)Short Peripheral IV Catheter
 
Vadus(TM), Inc.
888-290-2284
http://www.vadus.com
 
  • Safety feature is a sliding needle hub and needle guard
     
  • Short-peripheral venous catheter with a built-in flow valve constructed with pliable, kink resistant polyurethane
     
  • Once the catheter is fully inserted, pull back the sliding needle hub until you hear an audible click and the sliding needle hub locks in place. Maintain hold on catheter check valve and turn the needle guard half turn counterclockwise to release needle guard with sharp
     
  • Attaches to ISO standard Luer connection; slip Luers not recommended
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Venetec StatLock
 
Venetec International
800-833-3895
http://www.statlock.com/
 
  • StatLock® products replace tape and suture, reducing or preventing complications associated with vascular and urinary access.
     
 
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Needleless Medication Injectors
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Antares Pharma Inc. Medi-Jector VISION® for Insulin
 
Antares Pharma Inc.
(800) 328-3074
http://www.antarespharma.com/
 
  • The Medi-Jector VISION® is a precision needle-free insulin delivery system for personal use. It uses pressure to create a micro-thin stream of insulin that penetrates the skin and is deposited into the subcutaneous (fatty) tissue in a fraction of a second.
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Bioject Needle Free Injection Systems
 
Bioject Medical Technologies, Inc.
7620 SW Bridgeport Road
Portland, OR 97224
800-683-7221
http://www.bioject.com
 
  • Bioject's needle free products work by forcing liquid medication at high speed through a tiny orifice held against the skin. This creates an ultra-fine stream of fluid that penetrates the skin, delivering medication without the use of a needle.
     
  • The Biojector® 2000 is a professional-grade injection system for healthcare providers to deliver intramuscular injections and subcutaneous injections. It is also being used for intradermal injections in clinical trials.
     
  • Insulin: The Vitajet® is designed for self-injection of insulin in the home. The Vitajet® has a reusable injector and a disposable nozzle. It uses a spring-based power source.
     
  • Human growth hormone: Cool.clickTM is a needle-free injection system for Saizen® recombinant human growth hormone. SeroJetTM is a needle-free injection system designed for Serostim® high-dose recombinant human growth hormone formulation.
     
  • The Bioject Drug Reconstitution Vial Adapter Kit uses a blunt plastic device to replace a fill needle for accessing medication vials, making syringe filling completely needle-free. It fits standard syringes and standard 13mm vials for medication withdrawal and transfer of diluents for reconstitution without the use of a needle.
     
 
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Safe Zone Products
Product & Manufacturer Comments
DeRoyal Scrub Safe Sharps Transfer Device
 
DeRoyal
888-938-7828
http://www.deroyal.com/Acute_Care/scrubsafe/default.htm
 
  • The ScrubSafe™ manual instrument transfer device facilitates transferring sharps between nurse and surgeon during surgical procedures
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Kendall Devon(R) Hands-Free-Transfer(TM) Products
 
Kendall-LTP
800-669-1009
http://www.kendall-ltp.com/pdf/hftp.pdf
 
  • Products facilitate the use of a safe zone or hands free transferring of instruments
     
 
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Scalpels
Product & Manufacturer Comments
B-D Bard Parker Protected Disposable Scalpel
 
Becton Dickinson
201.847.6800
http://www.bd.com/surgical/surgical/scalpel.asp
 
  • Transparent retractable protective shield can be activated with one hand.
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
DeRoyal Retractable Safety Scalpel
 
DeRoyal
888-938-7828
http://www.deroyal.com/
 
  • The DeRoyal Retractable Safety Scalpel protects healthcare professionals from injury; one-hand activation with ease of opening and retraction for repeated protection during procedures
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Futura(TM) Safety Scalpel
 
Futura Medical
800-818-8877
http://www.futuramedical.com
 
  • Clinician controls in-use or safety position of the blade with the finger-operated locking inset. Retractable design with one-handed activation.
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Personna Safety Scalpel with Safety Sheath
 
American Safety Razor Company
http://www.asrco.com/
 
  • Fixed Blade with movable sheath allows single hand use, reuse, and locking
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Swann-Morton Shackelford Retractable Safety Scalpel
 
Propper Manufacturing Co. Inc.
718-392-6650
 
Cincinnati Surgical
800-544-3100
www.cincinnatisurgical.com
 
DeRoyal
888-938-7828
http://www.deroyal.com/
 
  • Safety Scalpel features a retractable, stainless steel blade that can be activated with one hand for ease of use during surgery, then recessed before being passed between personnel. The product is available in the U.S. from the distributors shown. You may find the product on their websites by searching for "retractable safety scalpel".
     
 
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Sharps Containers - Mail Back Programs
Product & Manufacturer Comments
B-D Home Sharps Container
 
Becton Dickinson
201-847-6800
http://www.bd.com
 
  • The BD™ Home Sharps Disposal by Mail system includes a sharps container, postage-paid return box made of heavy-corrugated cardboard, and packaging materials to safely send the filled sharps container through the mail. The cost includes the pre-paid postage and the incineration of the sharps.
     
  • More information is available at the BD link:
    http://www.bddiabetes.com/us/yourinsulin/disposal_mail.asp

     
  • You can purchase this through your pharmacy, but since many pharmacies do not yet stock this item, you may have to ask your pharmacist to order one for you.
     
  • See the resources below for more information about safe disposal of sharps in the home and community.
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Medadyne Biomedical Inc. - Medasend Mailback System
 
Medadyne Biomedical, Inc.
800-200-3581
http://www.medadyne.com/
 
  • Sharps containers are available in sizes from one quart to five gallons. When it is full, the container is packed it in a pre-paid mailing carton and sent via United States mail. Medical waste will be sent to an EPA-approved facility, and a registered tracking report will be sent back for customer records.
     
  • Medasend charges a 1-time fee of $49.95 to first time customers. Once paid, this fee includes free life-time shipping with Medasend. Typical container prices are in the range of approximately $38 (for a one quart sharps container system that holds about 20-40 used syringes) to approximately $60 (for a two gallon system that holds about 280 syringes). Prices include waste disposal and shipping both ways.
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Safe Medical Systems - Voyager Diabetic Needle Disposal
 
Safe Medical Systems
877-723-3633
www.safemedical.com
 
  • The VOYAGER disposal unit can be used for diabetic syringes and most lancets. (Note: disposal container only; see next paragraph for information about mail back option). The used needle/syringe is inserted into the top of the container until it stops. By twisting the container top, the used needle and a small portion of the syringe barrel are safely separated and contained within the VOYAGER container. The remainder of the syringe barrel is destroyed and no longer useable. The unit, which will hold over 100 needles, is available by mail (for $5.49; does not include mail back program) or at Rite-Aid Pharmacies and CVS Pharmacies.
     
  • Safe Medical offers a separate container return program. Contact the company for more information about this program. The mail back program utilizes steam autoclaving to sterilize containers and contents.
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Sharps Compliance, Inc. - Sharps Disposal By Mail System®
 
Sharps Compliance, Inc.
(800) 772-5657
http://www.sharpsinc.com
 
  • The Sharps Disposal by Mail System includes a sharps collection container and postage-paid return box to safely mail back the filled sharps container. The cost includes the pre-paid postage and the incineration of the sharps.
     
  • Sharps containers are available in 1 quart, 1 gallon, 2 gallon, and 3 gallon sizes. (A 1 quart container holds ~50-70 1cc insulin needles).
     
  • Containers can be ordered by phone, with a credit card.
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Stericycle Steri•Safe Sharps Mailback Program
 
Stericycle
800-355-8773
 
  • The Sharps Mailback includes a sharps container, plastic liner, tracking forms, and a postage-paid shipping container with detailed instructions. Proof of proper disposal is provided via manifest.
    For more information and pricing on the Steri•Safe Sharps Mailback Program call (800) 355-8773 from 7:00am - 7:00pm (CST)

     
 
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Sharps Containers - Recycling Services

When establishing contracts for recycling sharps containers, be sure to consider the following points with your vendor.
1) How often boxes are picked up? - Contracts might specify weekly or biweekly pickup, for example. Make sure this is adequate and have a back up plan for servicing boxes that become full between pickups.
2) Are the recycler's sharps boxes opaque or see-thru? Facilities report that see-thru boxes help them recognize and respond proactively to full boxes between pickups.
3) How will the recycler service rooms that are in use when they come to pick up sharps containers? - Some facilities reported overflowing boxes because their recycler bypasses occupied rooms. With your vendor, plan for servicing occupied rooms. For example, consider options such as the recycler providing extra boxes and a list of inaccessible rooms to housekeeping.

Michael Burke reports that North Memorial Medical Center, a 500 bed trauma center in Minnesota, implemented reusable sharps containers in 2004. This was a continuous improvement project, overseen by a team that included Infection Control, Risk Management, Nursing, ES and the recycling vendor’s staff. The program is set up so that the vendor works directly with the outpatient and inpatient staff members towards compliance. The service representative is available 7 days/week for needs such as extra containers, additional pulls of containers, or answering questions and is also present whenever there are surveyors (e.g. department of health or JCAHO). As a result of changing to reusable sharps containers, the hospital has both reduced cost (~$55,000 - $60,000 dollars annual savings) and eliminated disposable plastic containers going into the landfill or incinerator.

Product & Manufacturer Comments
Bio Systems Sharps Container Management and Recycling
 
Bio Systems
631-756-9433
http://www.biosystemsusa.com
 
  • Bio Systems manages sharps containers for healthcare facilities in the Northeast
     
  • Biosystems tecnicians replace full sharps boxes in a facility and replace them with empty boxes. The contents are safely disposed of and empty containers are treated and reused
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Daniels SharpSmart(TM) Sharps Collectors
 
Daniels Sharpsmart Inc.
888-952-5580
www.danielsinternational.com
 
  • Reusable Sharps containers are serviced by the Daniels Corporation
     
  • Contact Daniels for information about U.S. geographical locations they service
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Hedgehog Sharps Collection
 
Hedgehog
888-742-7779
Erik.S@Sharpsbox.com
 
  • Reusable Sharps containers are serviced by Hedgehog
     
  • Service available in Chicago area
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
SteriLogic Sharps Collection
 
SteriLogic Waste Systems, Inc.
888-756-3003
http://www.sterilogic.com
 
  • Reusable sharps containers are serviced by SteriLogic
     
  • SteriLogic also sells the sharps collection equipment to hospitals
     
  • Service available in Upstate NY, Maine and expanding into other areas of the Northeast
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
Sure-Way Systems Sharps Service
 
Sure-Way Systems, Inc
800-822-3929
http://www.sure-way.net/
 
  • Reusable Sharps containers are serviced by Sure-Way Systems. Contact Sure-Way for information about U.S. geographical locations they service.
     
 
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Suture Needles & Needleless Closure Devices
Product & Manufacturer Comments
ClozeX® Wound Closures
 
Clozex Medical LLC
(781) 235-1000
http://www.clozex.com/
 
  • ClozeX is a hypoallergenic, needleless, film device which replaces sutures, staples and glues for skin closure of surgical incisions and traumatic lacerations. The device offers a simple, fast, high-precision skin closure and greater safety in avoiding needlestick injuries. The product does not require a removal visit and provides patients with high levels of comfort. Its non-invasive design helps to avoid infection and other potential complications.
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
DeRoyal SutureMate Suture Needle
 
DeRoyal
888-938-7828
http://www.power3medical.com/products.htm
 
  • SurtureMate is designed to protect the suture needle tips on the stand during preparation of the procedure, allow safe parking of the suture needle between stitches, provide a protected knife blade for easy needle removal prior to knot typing, and for safely holding the used suture needle and protecting the tip prior to movement to the needle counter.
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
SuturTek 360° Fascia Closure DeviceTM
 

 
  • None
     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
SuturTek Needle Protected Suturing Technology
 
SuturTek Incorporated
978-251-8088
http://www.suturtek.com
 
  • A sterile, single-use disposable cartridge containing a standard type needle and standard suture is easily attached to the re-usable FastCloseTM device.
     
  • The needle is contained within the FastCloseTM cartridge before, during, and after the case, aiding in the prevention of suture needle sticks and protecting surgeons, nurses,and OR staff.
     
  • The FastCloseTM needle is driven around inside the cartridge in a complete 360° arc. A completed stitch is placed each time the needle and suture are driven across the aperture and through tissue located
    within the aperture.

     
Product & Manufacturer Comments
U.S. Surgical ProtectPoint(TM) Blunt Suture Needle
 
U.S. Surgical
A Unit of Tyco Healthcare Group LP
800-722-8772
http://www.syneture.com/
 
  • The ProtectPoint(TM) product line includes blunt taper needles designed to reduce tissue penetration force in tougher tissue like muscle and fascia, while still offering superior glove penetration protection. The blunt point needles use a NuCoat(TM) coating technology which provides more consistent penetration pass after pass.
     

 

 
 
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Article
Sharps Injury Prevention Program: A Step-by-Step Guide
 
Published by the American Hospital Association (AHA), AHA Catalog No. 196311. This publication includes appendices on safe needle devices and manufacturers.
 
800-242-2626
 
 
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Web site
American Nurses Association
 
This site, sponsored by the American Nurses Association (ANA), contains information about needlestick injuries, current legislation, and articles about safe needles. The ANA's online "Needlestick Prevention Guide" is a nicely done guide that helps practitioners understand the issues and advocate for themselves and their colleagues.
 
www.needlestick.org
 
California List of Needleless Systems and Needles With Engineered Sharps Injury Protection
 
This database of product information has been compiled by the state of California
 
http://www.dhs.cahwnet.gov/ohb/SHARPS/disclaim.htm
 
CDC Workbook for Designing, Implementing, and Evaluating a Sharps Injury Prevention Program
 
Online guide for an effective sharps injury program.
 
http://www.cdc.gov/sharpssafety/
 
EPA Brochure: Community Options for Safe Needle Disposal
 
Describes how to safely dispose of needles in the community.
 
http://www.epa.gov/epaoswer/other/medical/med-govt.pdf
 
EPINET
 
This website is sponsored by the International Health Care Worker Safety Center at the University of Virginia. It contains information about epidemiologic studies of needlestick injuries and prevention of occupational transmission of bloodborne pathogens. It also contains information about safety devices and companies that distribute safe needle devices.
 
http://www.healthsystem.virginia.edu/internet/epinet/
 
Guidelines for the Management of Occupational Exposures to HIV and Recommendations for Postexposure Prophylaxis
 
U.S. Public Health Service Guidelines, updated September 30, 2005
 
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/rr/rr5409.pdf
 
NAPPSI List of Safety-Engineered Sharp Devices
 
The National Alliance for the Primary Prevention of Sharps Injuries provides this list of sharp devices.
 
http://www.nappsi.org/safety.shtml
 
NIOSH Directory of Contacts for Safe Needle Law Implementation
 
This NIOSH page provides contact information for individuals who are working on implementation of safe needle legislation in their states.
 
http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/ndl-law-3.html
 
NIOSH Safer Medical Device Implementaion in Healthy Care Facilities: Sharing Lessons Learned
 
To assist health care facilities that are working through this process, NIOSH asked a small number of health care facilities to share their experiences on how they implemented safer medical devices in their settings. In this online resource, the facilities describe how each step was accomplished, and also discuss the barriers encountered and how they were resolved, and most importantly, lessons learned.
 
http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/bbp/safer/
 
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
 
This website is sponsored by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), U.S. Department of Labor. It provides a general overview of the needle stick problem and comments on safer devices and prevention of needlestick injuries.
 
http://www.osha-slc.gov/SLTC/needlestick/index.html
 
OSHA Hospital e-tool: Needlesticks and Sharps Injuries
 
This website includes a description of the different types of sharps safety features, including animation that shows how the safety feature operates
 
http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/hospital/hazards/sharps/sharps.html
 
Overview of State Needlestick Legislation
 
This website provides an overview of needle legislation in various states
 
http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/ndl-law-1.html
 
PEPline (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis) Hotline
 
PEPline, the National Clinicians' Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Hotline. This call-in center offers treating clinicians timely and current advice on managing occupational exposures (i.e., needlesticks, splashes, etc.) to HIV, hepatitis and other blood-borne pathogens on a 24 hours a day, 7 days a week basis. The Center is a federally-funded resource that offers confidential expert advice for health care providers caring for persons with HIV/AIDS or managing occupational exposures. Services are free of charge.
 
1-888-448-4911
http://www.ucsf.edu/hivcntr
 
Premier Safety Institute
 
The Premier Safety Institute website provides valuable online resources for healthcare-related information and tools that enhance patient, worker, and environmental safety. From the website you can also subscribe to Premier Safety Share, a free, monthly electronic newsletter. The Premier Safety Institute is part of Premier, Inc., a national alliance of hospitals and healthcare systems representing more than 1,500 facilities.
 
http://www.premiersafetyinstitute.org
 
Training for Development of Innovative Control Technologies
 
Training for Development of Innovative Control Technologies (TDICT) is a collaborative effort of healthcare workers, product designers, and industrial hygienists dedicated to preventing exposure to blood through better design and evaluation of medical devices and equipment. TDICT has developed criteria for evaluation of medical devices, which are described online.
 
http://www.tdict.org
 
 
Note: Information has been provided by the named vendors. The Sustainable Hospitals Project does not endorse any products or take responsibility for the accuracy of the information or for product performance. Contact vendors directly to purchase a product or to obtain more information. This table is a work-in-progress, and feedback may be sent by email to shp@uml.edu or by phone to 978-934-3386.
 

 
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