CSTDs for Drug Administration

April 2018 : State of Pharmacy Compounding - Vol.15 No. 4 - Page #30
Category: Closed System Drug-Transfer Devices (CSTDs)

Among those facilities that compound HDs, CSTD usage during drug administration continues to expand. Nonetheless, the use of CSTDs during drug administration still lags behind that for drug preparation despite the looming USP <800> deadline of December 2019. Fortunately, most hospitals, regardless of facility size, plan to have CSTDs in place shortly. The majority of those purchases will be overseen by pharmacy.


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