CSTDs for Drug Administration

July 2016 - Vol.13 No. 7 - Page #20
Category: Closed System Drug-Transfer Devices (CSTDs)

July 1, 2018 is the deadline for USP <800> compliance, at which point, CSTDs will be required for all hazardous drug (HD) administrations. In response, CSTD adoptions on the units are on the upswing, with a 40% increase in adoptions this year. For the first time, those facilities using CSTDs for HD administrations are now a majority.

As the resident HD experts, pharmacy must continue to spearhead the effort to implement CSTDs and ensure staff safety throughout the hospital.

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