The world of nursing evolves around patient care. Nurses ensure that patient’s 5 rights are preserved, sometimes without thinking about their own right; the right of safety. This is especially true when nurses administer hazardous chemotherapy drugs.
Based on the upcoming USP<800> recommendations, CSTDs along with proper PPE should be considered as part of a safe handling protocol when handling hazardous drugs. EQUASHIELD’s CSTD offers a fully closed system that prevents drips, leaks, sprays or vapors from the syringe or IV bag into the environment.
The easy to use, 1-step connection mechanism makes it easy to integrate into any nursing workflow. EQUASHIELD offers closed products for Bolus, IV infusion, IM/SubQ and Bladder Instillation, saving you time and allowing you to do what you love doing, providing optimal care for your patients.
CLINICALLY PROVEN, ELIMINATES SURFACE CONTAMINATION
“Use of Equashield CSTD eliminates surface contamination with antineoplastic agents” Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center, OH Bernadette A Clark and Paul JM Sessink
CUT THE TIME TO COMPOUND IN HALF, TIME SAVED IS MONEY EARNED
“Assessing the efficiency of CSTDs for compounding”
Fouzia Berdi, Pharm.D., Michael F Powell, MS. FASHP et al.
“Equashield is cleared by the FDA under the ONB code for Closed Antineoplastic and hazardous reconstitution and transfer systems”
PREVENTS MICROBIAL INGRESS UP TO 7 DAYS*
“A 7 Days Microbial Ingress Test of Single Use Vials Utilizing the EQUASHIELD CSTD” Study by Nelson Laboratories, Salt Lake City, UT
“Evaluation of syringes used for compounding hazardous drugs and the contamination risks to healthcare personnel”
Study Presented at the ASHP Midyear 2014 Residents Poster Session
Equashield SYSTEM TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION