Made for Nurses

On the frontline of providing patient healthcare, nurses are regularly exposed to hazardous drugs. We designed our Closed System Transfer Devices (CSTDs) to help keep nurses safer.
Guidelines

Simplivia™ Closed System Transfer Devices (CSTDs). Safe Administration is in Your Hands.

Nurses routinely face the risk of direct exposure to hazardous drugs due to their key role in the administration of medication. Exposure can happen during all stages of administration: when connecting IV bags to administration sets, when connecting administration sets to patients, during drug transfer and administration, when disconnecting, and during disposal of used IV equipment.

Exposure to toxic drugs as droplets or vapor can occur through inhalation, skin contact, unintentional hand-to-mouth ingestion or accidental needle stick and sharps injuries. In wards, and especially oncology wards, unintentional exposure to hazardous drugs poses a risk not only to nurses, but also to other hospital personnel, patients and their families, and the environment.

Studies show that nurses who handle antineoplastic drugs are exposed to the active ingredients. Furthermore, nurses who work with antineoplastic drugs show more chromosomal aberrations and an increase in birth defects that appear to be related to frequency of use. In addition, there is an increased risk of spontaneous abortion with exposure to antineoplastic drugs. Additional acute effects of exposure to hazardous drugs include skin rashes and nausea, while chronic effects include infertility, leukemia and other cancers.

    Safety When it Matters Most

    The USP<800> regulation requires the use of CSTDs like Chemfort™ and Tevadaptor® when administering hazardous drugs. To ensure safe practice and reduce exposure of nurses to hazardous drugs, guidelines by professional associations including the Oncology Nursing Society also recommend the use of CSTDs.

    These key regulations and guidelines cover safe handling during hazardous drug administration for nurses. In combination with using personal protective equipment (PPE), best practices and other controls, Chemfort™ and Tevadaptor® provide safety when nurses handle and administer toxic medications.

    To put these regulations and guidelines into practice, Simplivia™ offers a leading range of solutions.

      Focusing on Your Safety so You Can Focus on What Really Matters

      Simplivia™'s premium closed system transfer devices (CSTDs) incorporate patented double membrane Toxi-Guard® air-cleaning technology. Chemfort™ and Tevadaptor® enable safe handling, preparation, drug transfer and administration of cytotoxic and other hazardous drugs.

        Simply Click for Safety

        It’s safe. Simplivia™'s closed system transfer devices (CSTDs) have a proven record of excellent performance. The systems are scientifically validated to prevent hazardous drug leakage in the clinical surroundings of nurses, patients and their families.
         
        It’s simple. Chemfort™ and Tevadaptor® are designed to be intuitive and require minimal training.
         
        Just click. The audible “click” of Chemfort™ and Tevadaptor®’s elastomer-to-elastomer connection confirms that a safe, closed connection has been established.
         
        Needle-stick safe. Chemfort™ and Tevadaptor® eliminate exposure to needles by hiding the needle by means of an automatic retraction mechanism. As a result, the risk of needle-stick injuries is eliminated for bolus administration and IV bag preparation.
         
        Cost efficient. Chemfort™ and Tevadaptor® enable both cost savings and drug savings. When working with high cost drugs used in oncology, this means lifesaving treatment can be provided to more patients.
         
        Increasing awareness. Nurses increasingly expect that pharmacists will use CSTDs like Chemfort™ and Tevadaptor® to ensure nurse safety.

          Simplivia™ CSTDs. Leading Solutions for Nurse Safety

          At Simplivia™, we are dedicated to providing the best possible medical solutions to ensure safety in the healthcare workplace.