Made for Veterinarians

When working with companion and large animals, veterinarians can be exposed to hazardous drugs. As a company, we are committed to providing solutions to the health risks faced by veterinarians.
Guidelines

Tevadaptor®’s Closed System Transfer Device (CSTD). Preventing Exposure in the Veterinary Workplace.

Veterinarians routinely face the risk of direct exposure to hazardous drugs. This can occur while treating companion animals or large animals with veterinary pharmaceuticals such as antineoplastic and other hazardous drugs.

Exposure can occur during all stages of treatment in the veterinary workplace: this includes handling hazardous drugs during compounding and administering, and when disposing of drugs. It can also occur while cleaning spills or touching contaminated surfaces. Furthermore, contact with hazardous drugs can happen through contact with bedding, cages or animal waste.

In veterinary settings, exposure to toxic veterinary pharmaceuticals as droplets or vapor can occur through inhalation, skin contact, unintentional hand-to-mouth ingestion or accidental needle stick and sharps injuries. Such unintentional exposure to antineoplastic drugs also poses a health risk to other veterinary clinic staff and animal owners. In addition, hazardous drugs may also pollute the environment.

It is estimated that in the US, half a million veterinary healthcare workers may encounter hazardous drugs or drug waste while working. 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 1. In addition, there is an increased risk of spontaneous abortion with exposure to antineoplastic drugs 2. Additional acute effects of exposure to hazardous drugs include skin rashes and nausea, while chronic effects include infertility, leukemia and other cancers 3.

    Safety in the Hands of Veterinarians

    To ensure safe practice and reduce exposure of veterinarians to hazardous drugs, guidelines by professional associations including the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) recommend the use of CSTDs like Tevadaptor® 4, 5.

    These guidelines cover safe drug handling in veterinary pharmacy. In combination with using personal protective equipment (PPE), best practices and other controls, Tevadaptor® provides safety by minimizing exposure to hazardous substances, including fluids, aerosols and vapors4, while maintaining drug sterility 7. In addition, Tevadaptor® minimizes exposure of other veterinary personnel, animal owners and the environment to hazardous drugs 8, 9.

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

      The Tevadaptor® system is a premium closed system transfer device (CSTD) with patented double membrane air-cleaning technology that enables safe handling, compounding, preparation and administration of antineoplastic and other hazardous drugs. 

      Cleared by the FDA under the ONB product code and CE approved, Tevadaptor® has additional worldwide health ministry approvals, including in Japan, Canada and Israel
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        Patented Double Membrane Air-cleaning Technology

        Meeting the NIOSH definitions for CSTDs, Tevadaptor®’s patented double membrane air-cleaning technology, known as Toxi-Guard®, provides veterinarians with safety at the highest standards when handling dangerous drugs. Toxi-Guard® prevents the escape of toxic drug vapors, aerosols and drops while preserving the sterility of the drug or fluid path.

          Simply Click for Safety

          It’s safe. Tevadaptor® has a proven record of excellent performance. The system is scientifically validated to prevent hazardous drug leakage 6. Surface contamination is also dramatically reduced with the use of the Tevadaptor® CSTD 8, 9.

          It’s simple. Tevadaptor® is designed to be intuitive. Because Tevadaptor® is so easy to use, veterinarians can expect to experience fewer errors, spills, accidental exposures and fatigue and repetitive stress injury.

          Just click. The audible “click” of Tevadaptor®’s elastomer-to-elastomer connection confirms that a safe, closed connection has been established.

          Needle-stick safe. Tevadaptor® eliminates 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. Tevadaptor® has been shown to maintain drug sterility and stability for up to 28 days 7, enabling both cost savings and drug savings in veterinary pharmacy 10.

            Tevadaptor®. Leading Solutions for Veterinary Safety

            We are dedicated to providing the best possible medical solutions to ensure safety in the veterinary workplace.

            1. J Epidemiol Community Health, 1985, 39, 141-147
            2. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2012 Apr;206(4):327.e1-8.
            3. https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2004-165/pdfs/2004-165.pdf
            4. NIOSH. (2010) Safe Handling of Hazardous Drugs for Veterinary Healthcare Workers. Publication Number 2010-150.
            5. AAHA Oncology Guidelines for Dogs and Cats 2016
            6. ASHP 2016 mid-year MPM 4-173
            7. ECOP Conference 2014 Poster
            8. Eur J Hosp Pharm 2018, 25: A241
            9. ASHP 2016 mid-year MPM 4-115
            10. Drugs Ther Perspect 2016 32:170-176