FW: Flu Clinics With Needleless Systems /
VaccineAdministration Techniques -Reply
JCUSHI at state.wy.us
Mon Dec 18 10:48:25 PST 2000
When the Retractable Technology Rep (Vanish Point) attended our Wyoming Public Health Association Meeting in September of this year, she indicated their company would have a retractable TB syringe/needle very soon.
>>> mhuber at hs.state.az.us 12/18/00 10:40AM >>>
Have you heard if this system is being advocated for TB skin tests??
Years ago we used "jet guns" to administer TB skin tests, but I think this
method would be similar to multiple puncture devices.
Any new news re: the "safety" needles for tuberculin syringes?? I'm
trying to get in touch with the manufacturers to get samples for our next
statewide meeting Feb. 2, but haven't come up with any yet.
>>> "Gibson, Judy S" <jsd0 at cdc.gov> 12/18/00 10:19 am >>>
Please see the response below from Ohio.
Judy Gibson MSN, RN
Nurse Consultant, Field Services Branch
NCHSTP, MS E-10
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
PO Box 95525
Atlanta, GA 30347
e-mail: jsd0 at cdc.gov
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Lois Christel [SMTP:LCHRISTE at gw.odh.state.oh.us]
> Sent: Friday, December 15, 2000 11:15 AM
> To: jsd0 at cdc.gov
> Subject: Fwd: Flu Clinics With Needleless Systems / Vaccine
> Administration Techniques
> Date: Fri, 15 Dec 2000 08:55:09 -0500
> From: "Lois Christel" <LCHRISTE at gw.odh.state.oh.us>
> Subject: Flu Clinics With Needleless Systems / Vaccine Administration
> I am the Immunization Nurse Consultant for the Ohio Department of
> Health, and was contacted by Shirley Dobbins about your questions
> regarding use of the needleless systems for mass immunization. The
> most visible system on the market today is the Biojector 2000 system,
> and the distributor tells me he has sold the system to health
> departments around the country who have used it for this purpose.
> might call the president whom I have met and talked with; he can give
> you information about where this is being done. The system has been
> "vigorously" promoted in Ohio, and, I believe a few health departments
> have recently purchased it, but I don't know of any who have used it
> for the big flu clinics. The President of the Distributing Co. is
> Jack Khan of Superior Medical (Phone 800-221-2905)
> Your questions about vaccine administration techniques is a valid
> one, but, I hope, one that has now been addressed. I have served on
> committee this past year or so which pursued this very topic. Capt.
> Mary Lambert of CDC was involved, and now the end result of our
> endeavors is a new Vaccine
> Administration Techniques educational video, currently being produced
> by the State of California Department of Health. The contact person
> there is Sandra Jo Hammer. (Phone 510-540-2198)
> If I can be of further help, feel free to give me a call at
> 614-728-7517. I'll be in the office today until 3:00, and then I'm
> off until 12/27. Hope this helps.
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