Resource Guide: needle stick injuries

first_imgThere are many problems related to needle stick injuries.  Web sites listed here outline the hazardsinvolved in using needles including risk of infection, and what should be donewith the needle after useBBC Online www.news.bbc.co.ukOne of the best resources for anyone wanting up to date news on needlestickinjuries. Each story also includes references to other related stories andprovides links to relevant sites. British Medical Journal www.bmj.comThis site includes news stories, letters and articles about needlestickinjuries. There is also a comprehensive database to search for stories relatedto this subject. National Aids Trust www.nat.org.ukNew City Cloisters 196 Old Street London EC1V 9ER Tel: 020-7814 6767 Fax: 020-7216 0111 The web site includes information for employers, news, factsheets and linksto other sites worldwide. New Medical Technology Oakbank Park Livingston EH53 0TH, Scotland Tel: 01506 445000 Fax: 01506 445444 New Medical Technology develops products to address the problem ofneedlestick injuries, including a safer injection system. Its Safety Syringeuses retraction technology allowing the needle to be directly removed from thepatient and safely stored away from the operator after injection. The web siteprovides frequently asked questions on the products and needlestick issues. Terence Higgins Trust 52-4 Grays Inn Road London WC1X 8JU Tel: 020-7831 0330 e-mail: [email protected] leading HIV and Aids charity in the UK, this site offers awareness aboutHIV and its prevention. It is an invaluable source of information andstatistics relating to Aids and HIV. It includes a search facility, details ofpublications, legal issues and a guide to current research into vaccines forHIV. www.ccohs.caA web site operated by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health andSafety, this is an easy to follow guide to needlestick injury, the hazardsinvolved in using needles, the frequency of injuries, how they occur and how toprevent them. This site also provides useful links to information on Aids andHepatitis C. www.doh.gov.ukThe site includes a search engine which is useful for tracing the latestgovernment information and policy documents relating to needlestick injury andrelated issues. It also provides links to other health-related sites. www.dorset.swest.nhs.ukA straightforward, if brief, web site published by the Dorset HealthAuthority, on needlestick injuries. It outlines the nature of needlestickinjuries, the risks of infection if such an injury occurs, and what proceduresshould be followed in the event of injury. www.hepatitis.org.ukAn informative and user-friendly site which outlines the causes ofhepatitis, facts and figures relating to the disease and useful links toarticles published on the subject in the British Medical Journal. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govThe National Library of Medicine has 20 abstracts and links to articlesabout needlestick injuries. www.unison-scotland.org.ukThe Unison web site features details of a UK wide campaign originating inScotland in 1999 for the introduction of syringes with detractable needles. www.vanishpoint.comA US site, operated by Retractable Technologies Inc based in Texas, itoffers some useful information about needlestick injuries, including worldwidestatistics and articles relating to the issue. Compiled by Kate Rouy This listing is not exhaustive and the journal welcomes further additionsfrom readers as well as suggestions for further topics of interest to includein this series Resource Guide: needle stick injuriesOn 1 May 2000 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. last_img read more

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Oceanographic observations at the Amundsen shelf break

first_imgIntroductionThe continental shelf environment of the Amundsen and Bellingshausen seas differs markedly from that of the other circumpolar seas, where water temperatures are closeto the surface freezing point throughout. In the Amundsen/Bellingshausen sector near-freezing temperatures are encountered only in the upper few hundred metres ofthe water column. Below this surface layer a broad thermocline trends towards upper Circumpolar Deep Water (uCDW), which is found in a form that is almostunmodified from its off-shelf manifestation (Giulivi and Jacobs, 1996). This means that the ice shelves of the Amundsen and Bellingshausen seas experience oceantemperatures some three degrees warmer than those experienced by the other Antarctic ice shelves, and the rates of basal melting are correspondingly high (Jacobset al., 1996).last_img read more

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Prep Sports Roundup: 12/12

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBoys BasketballRegion 14DELTA, Utah-Jaymen Brough led the way with 21 points, Derek Smith added 20 more and Brayden Nielsen hit five 3-pointers en route to 19 points as the Delta Rabbits routed American Leadership 78-50 Wednesday in Region 14 boys basketball action at the Palladium. Taytonn Abbott and Trae Stevens had 10 points apiece in the loss for the Eagles.NEPHI, Utah-Zac Cowan posted 14 points as the Juab Wasps stymied Carbon 52-40 in Region 14 boys basketball action Wednesday. Derek Hillam had 20 points for the Dinos in defeat.Region 18FILLMORE, Utah-Hayes Monroe netted 21 points and the Millard Eagles hammered Enterprise 64-44 in Region 18 boys basketball action Wednesday. Tyler Hiatt had 10 points in defeat for the Wolves.Non-RegionFOLSOM, Calif.-Mady Sissoko netted 16 points and 7 rebounds as the Wasatch Academy Tigers routed Vista Del Lago (Calif.) 85-47 Wednesday in non-region boys basketball action.GUNNISON, Utah-Parx Bartholomew led the way with 22 points and the Gunnison Bulldogs routed Altamont 69-45 in non-region boys basketball action Wednesday. Cordale Taylor and Makovey Jessen had 13 points apiece in the loss for the Longhorns.TROPIC, Utah-Treyson Roberts keyed a balanced scoring attack with 14 points and the Bryce Valley Mustangs pounded Beaver 46-20 Wednesday in non-region boys basketball action. McCoy Smith’s 6 points led the Beavers in the loss.DUCHESNE, Utah-Scott Hatch led the way with 20 points and the North Sanpete Hawks humbled Duchesne 60-51 Wednesday in non-region boys basketball action. Gavin Davis posted 23 points in the loss for the Eagles.HURRICANE, Utah-Bryce Thomas posted 14 points and the Hurricane Tigers edged Richfield 48-47 in non-region boys basketball action Wednesday.Girls BasketballNon-RegionJUNCTION, Utah-Jordyn Kennedy amassed 22 points and the Piute Thunderbirds decimated Parowan 75-24 Wednesday in non-region girls basketball action. Danika Jones had 13 points in the loss for the Rams. Brad James Tags: Bryce Thomas/Danika Jones/Derek Hillam/Derek Smith/Gavin Davis/Hayes Monroe/Jaymen Brough/Jordy Kennedy/Maddy Sissoko/McCoy Smith/Parx Bartholomew/Scott Hatch/Taytonn Abbott/Trae Stevens/Treyson Roberts/Tyler Hiatt/Zac Cowan Written by December 12, 2018 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 12/12last_img read more

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BRP Alcaraz Docks at Naval Base Guam

first_img Training & Education BRP Alcaraz Docks at Naval Base Guam Led by Consul General Bayani V. Mangibin and the Naval Base Commander Capt. Mike Ward, the Filipino-American community here tendered a warm welcome to the officers and crew of BRP Alcaraz upon their arrival at Pier X of the base at 9 a.m. July 27, 2013.After a quick formation of troops at the dock and short remarks from the Consul General and the Base Commander, the Fil-Ams gave each crew member lei made from tiny shells.“Being the consul general, I consider this as a monument of friendship between the Philippines and US. And, it came at the same time that we really need such platforms back home in safeguarding our territorial waters,” Consul Mangibin said in an interview.He added that for every three Guamanians you meet, one of them will definitely have a Filipino heritage. The Filipino ancestry here constitutes a huge percentage of the population in the Island. It is a source of pride for us and we are proud and honored.Meanwhile, Capt. Ward also expressed his positive reception of the Filipino sailors.“It is wonderful to have BRP Alcaraz here in the base in Guam, which is always a stopping port for different ships from different Navies all over the world, and BRP Alcaraz is an example to that. It is good to foster partnerships and camaraderie with other allied navies,” said Capt.Ward The arrival ceremony was followed by a Command briefing at the ship’s wardroom. Thence, a short tour at the bridge and mess deck pursued.The Filipino Community also hosted a lunch for the crew of BRP Alcaraz at Leo Palace Resort in the Mangilao area. It was the chance where the sailors and Fil-Ams got to know each other personally and had a good conversation. [mappress]Press Release, July 29, 2013; Image: The Philippine Navy Share this article View post tag: Navy View post tag: Base View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Alcaraz Back to overview,Home naval-today BRP Alcaraz Docks at Naval Base Guam center_img July 29, 2013 View post tag: Defence View post tag: BRP View post tag: Guam View post tag: Naval View post tag: Defense View post tag: dockslast_img read more

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The 141 Days of Summer: Daily Beach Report Slideshow

first_imgMost Ocean City residents, merchants and visitors will remember the summer of 2014 as a memorable one for good weather, and a look back at images from each day shows that, yes, it was a pretty nice season.OCNJ Daily snapped an image at dawn each day from Memorial Day to Columbus Day. That’s our loose definition of  “summer” — the period when it’s reasonably comfortable to peel off the neoprene and take a swim in the ocean.It’s not entirely uncommon to see 70-degree water in early October, though this year we finished at 64 degrees on Oct. 13, after starting at 61 degrees on May 26.From here, the ocean temp begins its steady decline. The days get shorter, and we start to fall into that deep depression otherwise known as winter.But it’s always nice to look back, and, of course, to begin the countdown to summer 2015. The slideshow above includes all 141 days of our “summer” in order.__________Sign up for OCNJ Daily’s free newsletter and breaking news alerts“Like” us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Center 615 to become boat manufacturing plant

first_img Facebook WhatsApp WhatsApp Center 615 to become boat manufacturing plant Google+ IndianaLocalNews By Jon Zimney – March 7, 2021 2 310 Facebook Pinterest Twitter (Photo supplied/Bennington Boats) An Elkhart event center is now home to a new boat manufacturing plant.Bennington Boats is leasing the building previously known as Center Six-One-Five on County Road 15.They plan to begin pontoon boat production is soon and need to fill 75 job openings. The owner of Center Six-One-Five tells The Elkhart Truth they decided to close the event center due to the pandemic.Center-Six-One-Five opened in 2017 and hosted countless business and trade events, weddings and even 95-3 MNC’s Noise in 2018 and 2019. Google+ Twitter Pinterest Previous articleConvicted child molester in trouble for allegedly sending profane letters to courtNext articlePortable skate park coming to Mishawaka this summer Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney.last_img read more

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CSM completes Bakery Supplies divestment

first_imgCSM, now known as Corbion, has completed the divestment of its Bakery Supplies business to “affiliates of Rhône Capital”.The Bakery Supplies business – which includes CSM’s former European and North American Bakery Supplies businesses, as well as its international Bakery Supplies activities, have been divested for an enterprise value of €1.05bn (£900m).Rhône Capital also acquired the CSM brand name for its Bakery Supplies activities.The decision for the newly named Corbion to slim down its portfolio and focus on bio-based ingredients was announced in May last year, with Rhône Capital announced as the successful bidder in March 2013.According to Corbion, in 2012 these businesses had aggregate sales of €2.56bn (£2.17bn) and aggregate ebitda, excluding one-off costs, of €106.8m (£90.72m). The total number of employees stood at 8,220 at the end of 2012.Gerard Hoetmer, chief executive officer, Corbion, said: “We are pleased to have successfully completed the divestment of our Bakery Supplies businesses. This transaction is in the best interests of all stakeholders, including employees, shareholders, and customers.“We believe that, as part of Rhône Capital, the Bakery Supplies activities will develop their business further.”Last month, British Baker reported that raw material costs had dented CSM (United Kingdom’s) operating profits for the full year to 31 December, despite improving volumes.The manufacturer and distributor of bakery ingredients and products saw turnover increase 21.2% to £188.6m, but operating profit dropped from £7m in 2011 to £4.9m last year.last_img read more

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The Grateful Dead End A Mini West Coast Tour At Tempe, AZ’s Feyline Field, On This Day In 1973 [Listen]

first_img45 years ago today, November 25th, the Grateful Dead were nine shows into the west coast leg of their 1973 fall tour when they rocked and rolled their touring caravan into Tempe, Arizona minor league baseball park, Feyline Field at Tempe Diablo Stadium. The band was fully energized with the then-recent release of their sixth studio album, Wake of the Flood, which had just arrived the month prior on October 15th. How energized, one may ask? Apparently enough to power their way through a 24-song hit-filled performance for their Tempe fans, which was revisited with a photo from the concert shared by Jerry Garcia‘s Twitter account on Sunday morning. If its good enough for Jerry to revisit, it’s certainly good enough for us.The show featured a very pregnant Donna Jean Godchaux, and marked the singer’s last performance with the band until February 1974, as Dead archivist David Lemieux pointed out in response to the Garcia tweet on Sunday. The performance’s setlist also includes a mix of then-brand new songs which had appeared on Wake of the Flood, including “Row Jimmy”, “Eyes of the World”, and parts of “Weather Report Suite”.The first set began with the band’s cover of Chuck Berry‘s “Promised Land”, followed by some early Dead setlist staples in “Sugaree”, “Beat It On Down the Line”, and “Don’t Ease Me In”. The band then opened up into a performance of “Black-Throated Wind” from Bob Weir‘s Ace solo album, which was also released the year prior. The loaded first set continued into plenty of early fan-favorites including “Mexicali Blues”, a very strong “China Cat Sunflower” > “I Know You Rider”, “Me And My Uncle”, and “Brown Eyed Women”, before wrapping with a respectable 17-minute “Playing In The Band”.The second set started out hot with some lively solos courtesy of Garcia during “Eyes of the World”, followed by “Weather Report Suite Prelude” and “Weather Report Suite Part I”. Weir then took the band into “Let it Grow”, which was followed by some uptempo anthems including “Casey Jones”, “Sugar Magnolia” > “Goin’ Down the Road Feeling Bad”. The set closed out with “One More Saturday Night”, although it’s worth noting that the show took place on a Sunday, not Saturday. The show would come to a close with the band’s a-cappella lullaby, “We Bid You Goodnight”, which features some lovely and soothing contributions from Donna Jean to go with the male harmonies.Speaking of Grateful Dead, its also worth noting that the popular Dead spinoff band, Dead & Company, looks like they’re heading back out on tour next year with some initial 2019 summer concert dates beginning to leak online. Until then, fans can revisit the show’s audio stream from the 1973 performance seen below. The stream only takes listeners up to “Casey Jones” halfway through the second set, but is filled with a mix of other live recordings including “The Other One” and “Wharf Rat”.Grateful Dead – Feyline Field – 11/25/73[Audio: Jonathan Aizen]Setlist: Grateful Dead |Feyline Field | Tempe, Arizona | 11/25/73Set One: The Promised Land, Sugaree, Beat It On Down The Line, Don’t Ease Me In, Black Throated Wind, Tennessee Jed, Mexicali Blues, China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider, Big River, Row Jimmy, Me And My Uncle, Brown Eyed Women, Playing In The BandSet Two: Around & Around, Eyes Of The World > Weather Report Suite Prelude > Weather Report Suite Part 1 > Let It Grow Casey Jones, Sugar Magnolia > Goin’ Down The Road Feeling Bad > One More Saturday NightEncore: And We Bid You Good Nightlast_img read more

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Black entrepreneurs in the spotlight

first_imgMany years before Uber and Lyft, there were jitney cabs: ride-share services created by and for black Americans discriminated against by taxi companies. It was a business idea that originated in the black community, as well as an innovation in the marketplace. It’s also just one example of a successful black industry excluded from the narrative of the business world. Even at Harvard Business School, the successes of black entrepreneurs were largely invisible in business case studies. Fewer than 80 out of 10,000 business cases taught to students featured black business leaders — until Steven Rogers took action. He was eager to partner with Baker Library to help students realize the value of data to support their business ideas.Professor Rogers created the “Black Business Leaders and Entrepreneurship” course to highlight the accomplishments of black protagonists and to identify, celebrate, and recognize black brilliance. In addition to studying business cases, students in the course are also challenged to find markets in the black community that are not being served. They are asked to come up with an idea and a solid business plan for a product or service that addresses a proven need. Read Full Storylast_img read more

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People, Places and Things Eyeing Broadway Transfer

first_img View Comments In recent years Curious Incident and War Horse bowed at the U.K.’s National Theatre before landing in the West End followed by Broadway, and now it looks like People, Places and Things will tread the same path. Duncan Macmillan’s new play, which started out at the NT’s Dorfman Theatre and is currently running at the Wyndham’s Theatre through June 18, is eyeing a Main Stem bow. Denise Gough, who recently won an Olivier for her performance in the show, told the Daily Mail: “I think New Yorkers would really go for it.”Emma was having the time of her life. Now she’s in rehab. Her first step is to admit that she has a problem. But the problem isn’t with Emma, it’s with everything else. She needs to tell the truth. But she’s smart enough to know that there’s no such thing. When intoxication feels like the only way to survive the modern world, how can she ever sober up?Directed by Jeremy Herrin, the cast also includes Jacob James Beswick, Nari Blair-Mangat, Alistair Cope, Jacqui Dubois, Charlotte Gascoyne, Sally George, Kevin McMonagle, Nathaniel Martello-White, Barbara Marten, David Rubin and Laura Woodward.The production features sets by Bunny Christie, with costumes by Christina Cunningham, lighting by James Farncombe, sound by Tom Gibbons, video by Andrzej Goulding and music by Matthew Herbert.   Denise Gough in ‘People, Places and Things'(Photo: Johan Persson)last_img read more

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