CSTDs for Drug Administration

July 2016 : Hazardous Drug Handling - Vol.13 No. 7 - Page #8
Category: Closed System Drug-Transfer Devices (CSTDs)

Impelled by the coming deadline for USP <800> compliance, growth in CSTD adoptions on the units has been brisk, with the devices typically well received by the nursing staff. While some compliance requirements under USP <800> may be challenging to accomplish, this is not the case with CSTD implementations. As such, there is no cause for delay. Rarely are we presented with a requirement to add new controls wherein compliance is not only easy, but it is also the right thing to do for our coworkers.


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