A key component of any hazardous drug plan, CSTDs experienced a decrease in use by compounding staff this year. Notably, those that are using CSTDs are highly satisfied with their choice. While CSTDs are occasionally used to establish beyond-use dating, that practice is rare and generally utilized only for specific products, such as those on shortage. Further education on the value of containment devices is clearly necessary as many of those choosing not to use a closed system during compounding believe there is no need to do so.
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