Prevent Hazardous Drug Exposure
in Healthcare Workers

Hazards

EQUASHIELD Solutions

Absorption of Hazardous Drugs

Routes of HD Exposure

The main routes of exposure are inhalation of aerosolized drug, ingestion, injection, and dermal absorption.

oral, inhalational, dermal exposure to hazardous drugs

Eliminates Risk of Exposure to HD

Patented Mechanical Barrier | CSTD

Patented Mechanical Barrier -Equashield CSTD diagram

Contact Exposure Hazard

peer reviewed research for preventing hazardous drug exposure

Vial Contamination Test

The external contamination and cross-contamination by cytotoxic drugs on the surface of tested vials. These results suggest that contact with HD-contaminated surfaces is the most probable cause of transdermal exposure. Read more

vial residue hazardous drugs

Eliminates Exposure Risk

peer reviewed research for preventing hazardous drug exposure

Vapor Release Test

“Based on the results of this study, only two out of the six closed system transfer device brands passed testing criteria for both tasks, functioning as truly closed systems. EQUASHIELD contained the NIOSH approved surrogates, demonstrating prevention of vapor release.” Read more

Vapour release test Equashield CSTD

Surface Contamination Hazard

peer reviewed research for preventing hazardous drug exposure

Wipe Test Results

“Measurable amounts of surface contamination of antineoplastic agents on biological safety cabinets, countertops, floors, and adjacent to preparation areas.” Read more

Surface Contamination Hazard

Eliminates Surface Contamination Risk

peer reviewed research for preventing hazardous drug exposure

Syringe Plunger Contamination Test

“Measurable amounts of surface contamination of antineoplastic agents on biological safety cabinets, countertops, floors, and adjacent to preparation areas.” Read more

Syringe Plunger Contamination Test Equashield vs other CSTDs

Common Contamination Hazard

peer reviewed research for preventing hazardous drug exposure

Compounding & Administration Sites

“Wipe sample tested surface contamination – most common places tested with above safe concentrations (dispensing counter, door handle, floor, etc)

Implementation of the EQUASHIELD CSTD eliminated surface contamination of cytotoxic agents at the ambulatory cancer chemotherapy infusion center – in both preparing and administering spaces.” Read more

Eliminates Contamination Risk

peer reviewed research for preventing hazardous drug exposure

Surface Contamination Test

“Detectable contamination of cyclophosphamide occurred with all of the competitor syringes. No detectable contamination was measured with EQUASHIELD syringes.” Read more

Surface Contamination Test hazardous drugs

Repetitive Strain Injury

Consequences of Developing Joint Pain

Repetitive motions increase risk for developing joint pain and carpal tunnel syndrome. This increases the risk for fatigue, sickness absence, disability, and mistakes in medication administration.

Repetitive Strain Injury - fatigue, sickness, strain, disabilitiy

Increasing Efficiency

CSTD Compounding & Administration Test

EQUASHIELD required 12 steps to compound, the fewest of CSTD competitors. Read more
EQUASHIELD had lowest average time in the study for administering using different CSTD solutions. Read more

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