Establishing a good relationship with the selected CSTD vendor is also important. This allows for clear channels of communication if any concerns arise. When healthcare facilities and vendors exchange information freely, positive change is facilitated over time.
Also, organizations should promote a culture where staff can freely voice concerns and comments. This ensures issues are resolved and improves workflow. Frequently, frontline healthcare professionals are the first to observe where improvements are necessary. Whether this applies to policies, protocols or equipment, it’s important to let staff voices be heard.
At Simplivia, we’re dedicated to providing innovative solutions that keep healthcare workers safe when handling hazardous drugs. Our Chemfort® CSTD family has been scientifically proven to protect healthcare workers from exposure while ensuring drug sterility. With research, planning, and staff support strategies outlined above, healthcare organizations can implement Simplivia CSTDs successfully to provide safety and confidence for healthcare staff.
Simplivia’s Chemfort® CSTDs are designed for ease of use at all stages from preparation to administration. They offer enhanced safety for pharmacists and nurses alike. Simplivia CSTDs are designed to work with any standard luer lock syringe, and their self-retracting needle mechanism ensures protection against needle sticks4.
Ultimately, closed system drug-transfer devices are an effective means of keeping medical staff protected, and patients safe. At every step of hazardous drug preparation and administration, CSTDs prevent prevents airborne contaminants from entering the drug vial as well as the escape of hazardous drug vapors, aerosols or droplets to the environment. CSTDs represent an effective solution to occupational hazardous drug exposure.
Visit Simplivia.com to learn more about our CSTDs and how we provide safety and confidence for healthcare professionals.