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  • #8390
    Benjamin
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    Hi All!

    My name is Ben a graduating pharmacy student at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and I am looking to learn more about the chemotherapy in practice.

    What type of hazardous compounding equipment do you use to minimize spray or leaking of chemotherapy during transfers in and out of vials or IV bags?

    Thank you!

    #8401
    Teri
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    Hi Ben,

    I am a admixture tech at AZ Oncology and have been for 14 years. We have changed to a needless system with products from ICU medical. They have a made a huge impact in spraying while manipulating the vials due to pressure. There are spiros we put on the syringes used in drawing up med and to transfer to the IV bags, which can’t leak. Once the spiro is attached you can’t push or pull the syringe until it is attached to the spike in the IV bag. This prevents any type of accidental drips. Hope this helps. Thanks Teri

    #8769
    Elizabeth
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    Hi Ben,

    I’m an Oncology Infusion PT at Lewis Cancer Research Pavillion in GA. We use BD PhaSeal closed system products on our vials, syringes, and primed bags for all of our hazardous drug transfers. We also changed our PVC free bags to a Fresnius-Kabi product that self-seals if the line comes out to prevent spills.

    Best fortune in your studies!

    #9614
    Emily
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    Hi Ben,

    My health system implemented the use of Equashield closed system for our hazardous drug compounding preparation. We trialed many different companies products and decided that Equashield would best meet our needs since we service peds, adults, and home infusion within our health system.

    Best,

    Emily

    #9674
    Claire
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    Hi Ben,

    I am with Southern Oncology Specialists, and we use the BD PhaSeal closed system transfer devices on the vials, syringes, and IV bags. Before we switched to PhaSeal we used the OnGuard from BBraun. With the PhaSeal, there is much less of a chance of the vapors escaping when compounding/transferring meds.

    Take care,

    -Claire

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