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

Simplivia™'s CSTDs Prevent 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 professionals 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. 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 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 Chemfort™ and Tevadaptor®.

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

      Patented Double Membrane Air-cleaning Technology

      Meeting the NIOSH definitions for CSTDs, Simplivia™’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.

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

        Simplivia™'s premium closed system transfer devices (CSTDs) incorporate patented double membrane air-cleaning technology that enables safe handling, compounding, preparation and administration of antineoplastic 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.

          It’s simple. Chemfort™ and Tevadaptor® are designed to be intuitive. Because they are 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 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.

            Simplivia™ CSTDs. Leading Solutions for Veterinary Safety

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