Introduction to Equashield
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
“Comparative Study of Syringe Contamination by Hazardous Drugs” Institute of Energy and Environmental Technology, Duisburg, Germany DR. THEKLA KIFFMEYER, DR. BerTRAND Favier
“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
“Evaluation of Equashield CSTD Compatibility in Prevention of Environmental Contamination, Alcohol vapors detection” Milouda & Migal Laboratories, K.SHMONA, ISRAEL
“CONTAINMENT TESTING TO ASSESS THE EFFICACY OF CLOSED SYSTEM TRANSFER”
Ifosfamide, Methotrexate & Etoposide Wipe Tested on CSTD Connectors
Joseph Arminger, Alyson Leonard, Adam Peele, Crystal Peyton; Cone Health Cancer Center
“CLOSED-SYSTEM DRUG TRANSFER DEVICES: COMPARATIVE STUDY OF DIFFERENT MODELS” MASSON F., HENRY C., LANHER P., NOIREZ V., RONDELOT G.; SERVICE DE PHARMACIE – CENTRE HOSPITALIER RÉGIONAL METZ-THIONVILLE – HÔPITAL DE MERCY – ARS-LAQUENEXY
“Application of vapor containment protocol for CSTD to assess efficacy
during pharmacy compounding and administration of HD” Eshelman School of Pharmacy, University of North Carolina
Charlotte M. Forshay, Shawn O. Streeter, Stephanie A. Salch, Stephen F. Eckel