CSTDs for Drug Administration

April 2015 : State of Pharmacy Compounding - Vol.12 No. 4 - Page #32
Category: Closed System Drug-Transfer Devices (CSTDs)

With the release of USP’s proposed Chapter <800>, perhaps it should come as no surprise that interest in utilizing CSTDs for drug administration is on the rise. The number of facilities supplying CSTDs on the nursing units reached an all-time high of 39%, and the growth rate is projected to continue its expansion over the next few years. Nonetheless, nursing’s use of CSTDs continues to lag behind pharmacy’s use during drug preparation. It is also concerning that most facilities that do not plan to adopt CSTDs for administration of hazardous drugs have made this decision because they do not see the need to provide this protection to their nursing staff. 


As we do every year, we invite you to take advantage of our Compounding Slide Kit. Pharmacy Purchasing & Products is happy to provide much of the data you find on the following pages as PowerPoint slides. You are welcome to use this data in your own presentations; we hope it serves as a valuable support as you make the case for additional investments at your facility. And you are certainly welcome to incorporate the data into presentations you may make externally to educate your colleagues on compounding opportunities they may be considering. Simply access the slides on our website (www.pppmag.com/slides).

 


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