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K Kicenuik, N Northrup, A Dawson, J Locke, J A Villamil, J Chretin, G Sfiligoi, C Clifford, M Rosenberg, T Hamilton, R Regan, M Parsons-Doherty, C Mallett, J Philibert, J Impellizeri, E Hofmeister
This prospective experimental simulation study evaluated the efficiency, ease of use (EOU) and cost of administering chemotherapy with two closed system transfer devices (CSTD, Equashield™ and PhaSeal(®) ) and no CSTD. Forty-six veterinary technicians (VT) working in oncology specialty practices were timed during chemotherapy administration simulated with water and a model canine limb 10 times with each system and with no CSTD. EOU and likelihood of recommending each system were rated by VT using visual analog scales...
April 10, 2015: Veterinary and Comparative Oncology
Stephen T Smith, Mark C Szlaczky
AIM: The purpose of this study was to perform a comparative cyclophosphamide contamination level test with Becton Dickinson® syringe plungers with Phaseal® Closed System Transfer Devices and Equashield® syringe plungers under routine oncological compounding conditions. METHOD: The ChemoGlo™ sampling kit and analysis services were used to test for cyclophosphamide contamination levels on the syringe plungers of Becton Dickinson® Phaseal and Equashield® syringes that underwent cycles of drug transfer in a Forma Class II, 2A Biological Safety Cabinet...
October 2014: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
Bernadette A Clark, Paul J M Sessink
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effectiveness of a closed system drug-transfer device, EquaShield®, at reducing surface contamination with antineoplastic agents throughout an ambulatory cancer chemotherapy infusion center. METHODS: Surfaces throughout the cancer center were sampled three times. The first samples were obtained in June 2010 without prior cleaning to measure baseline levels of contamination of the current technique (Chemo Dispensing Pin, B. Braun Medical Inc...
June 2013: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
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