Equashield - Closed System Transfer Devices

Equashield - Closed System Transfer Devices Equashield is a leading provider of Closed System Transfer Devices (CSTD) for hazardous drugs. Equashield is a leading provider of Closed System Transfer Devices (CSTD), clinically proven to protect healthcare professionals from hazardous drug, aerosol and vapor exposure.
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The company's flagship device, EQUASHIELD® II, is the fastest CSTD to deploy and easiest to use. It is a true closed system, and covers more routes of exposure than alternative systems to protect healthcare workers from exposure to hazardous drug residue on contaminated syringe plungers.

Mission: We strive to provide superior innovative solutions for the protection of healthcare workers around the globe.

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Don’t miss this Friday’s PP&P webinar, where Patricia Kienle applies her expertise to help pharmacies identify gaps to a...
02/03/2021

Don’t miss this Friday’s PP&P webinar, where Patricia Kienle applies her expertise to help pharmacies identify gaps to achieving USP compliance.
Patricia will share tips on establishing policies & procedures, how to conduct an assessment of risk, how to define the role of the Designated Person, and more.
Register now: https://www.pppmag.com/webinars/info.php?id=30&source=ttp27e2

This week, January 29th & 30th, don’t miss Equashield at NZW-Hamburg!Come visit our virtual team to discuss the Equashie...
01/28/2021

This week, January 29th & 30th, don’t miss Equashield at NZW-Hamburg!
Come visit our virtual team to discuss the Equashield PRO – the first CSTD-enabled automated compounding system for the production of cytotoxic drugs.

Tune in this Friday for a joint webinar with PP&P.Mark Stanfield, an oncology pharmacy specialist will share his story.A...
01/20/2021

Tune in this Friday for a joint webinar with PP&P.
Mark Stanfield, an oncology pharmacy specialist will share his story.
After receiving a cancer diagnosis, Mark led an effort to update closed system transfer device (CSTD) usage at his acute care hospital.
https://www.pppmag.com/webinars/info.php?id=27&source=ttp27e2

The Equashield PRO is the future of automated compounding. It is designed to minimize risks drug compounding professiona...
01/14/2021
Equashield Pro - Hazardous Drug Compounding Robot

The Equashield PRO is the future of automated compounding. It is designed to minimize risks drug compounding professionals face when handling hazardous materials.
Watch it in action:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNBYnD3tK3I&feature=youtu.be
#CSTD #Safety #Automation #Healthtech

Equashield pro is an Automatic compounding system especially designed to deal with today's unique challenges. The systems handles multiple tasks simultaneous...

With home infusions becoming increasingly popular during COVID-19, safely handling and administering hazardous chemo dru...
01/06/2021
At-Home Cancer Care, Infusions Widespread Amid Pandemic

With home infusions becoming increasingly popular during COVID-19, safely handling and administering hazardous chemo drugs is a main concern.
Learn more about the potential risks and importance of safe handling:
https://www.clinicaloncology.com/Community-Oncology/Article/12-20/At-Home-Cancer-Care-Infusions-Widespread-Amid-Pandemic-/61420
#Oncology #PatientSafety #CSTD

Many cancer centers have switched patients to oral cancer agents and expanded home infusion services amid the pandemic, but some oncologists have raised safety objections to moving any type of chemotherapy infusions to the home setting.

We are excited to announce that our newest factory has undergone a rigorous MDSAP inspection and passed with flying colo...
12/29/2020

We are excited to announce that our newest factory has undergone a rigorous MDSAP inspection and passed with flying colors!
Thank you to everyone who took part in this important achievement!

Wishing everyone a happy and healthy holiday season!
12/23/2020

Wishing everyone a happy and healthy holiday season!

The Equashield PRO is the future of automated compounding. It is designed to minimize risks drug compounding professiona...
12/09/2020
Equashield Pro - Hazardous Drug Compounding Robot

The Equashield PRO is the future of automated compounding. It is designed to minimize risks drug compounding professionals face when handling hazardous materials.
Watch it in action:
https://bit.ly/3n7LdTi
#CSTD #Safety #Automation #Healthtech

Equashield pro is an Automatic compounding system especially designed to deal with today's unique challenges. The systems handles multiple tasks simultaneous...

12/07/2020
Event Launch

Stop by our virtual booth at this year’s ASHP Midyear, where our Equashield representatives will be online and answering questions live.
Join us:
https://bit.ly/37FJQEQ
#ASHP20

As the world gets closer to a COVID-19 vaccine, the number of hours and shifts of nurses needs to be assessed. A poorly ...
12/02/2020
Warning over practice nurse workload as Covid-19 vaccine draws closer

As the world gets closer to a COVID-19 vaccine, the number of hours and shifts of nurses needs to be assessed. A poorly planned vaccination campaign could lead to additional stress for an overworked population.
Read more:
https://www.nursingtimes.net/news/primary-care/warning-over-practice-nurse-workload-as-covid-19-vaccine-draws-closer-10-11-2020/

Workload considerations will be crucial for general practice nurses facing the prospect of a maj...

From all of us at Equashield, happy Thanksgiving!
11/26/2020

From all of us at Equashield, happy Thanksgiving!

We are happy to announce our new partnership with SynTronic Hospitalar, who will be responsible for the distribution of ...
11/19/2020
Equashield and SynTronic Introduce Award-Winning Closed System Transfer Devices to Protect Healthcare Workers in Brazil

We are happy to announce our new partnership with SynTronic Hospitalar, who will be responsible for the distribution of Equashield Closed System Transfer Devices (CSTD) in Brazil.

In addition to the distribution of Equashield CSTDs, SynTronic will implement provide the EQUASHIELD® Pro, the world’s first CSTD-enabled automated compounding system.

Read more about this exciting expansion:

https://www.equashield.com/equashield-and-syntronic-in-brazil/

For more information: [email protected]

To contact SynTronic: [email protected]

Expansion of Activities in Latin America Highlights Leading Device Maker’s Ongoing Commitment to Supporting Safe Handling and Administration of Hazardous Drug

11/11/2020
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Contaminations par les cytostatiques à l'hôpital: Comment pouvons-nous nous protéger?. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Join Equashield distributor Palex Medical’s webinar in France, Tomorrow! The webinar -"Contamination by Cytostatics at the Hospital: How we can Protect Ourselves" - will include a presentation from Dr. Paul Sessink, Founder and Managing Director of Exposure Control Sweden AB.

Register here: https://bit.ly/3mOzsk9

Avec la présentation du Dr. Paul Sessink, fondateur d’Exposure Control Sweden AB, docteur en sciences médicales, co-auteur d’une quarantaine de publications scientifiques sur la surveillance environnementale et biologique de l’exposition professionnelle aux médicaments cytotoxiques. Il cont...

11/10/2020
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Contaminations par les cytostatiques à l'hôpital: Comment pouvons-nous nous protéger?. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Join Equashield distributor Palex Medical’s webinar in France, on Thursday November 12. The webinar -"Contamination by Cytostatics at the Hospital: How we can Protect Ourselves" - will include a presentation from Dr. Paul Sessink, Founder and Managing Director of Exposure Control Sweden AB.

Register here: https://bit.ly/3mOzsk9

Avec la présentation du Dr. Paul Sessink, fondateur d’Exposure Control Sweden AB, docteur en sciences médicales, co-auteur d’une quarantaine de publications scientifiques sur la surveillance environnementale et biologique de l’exposition professionnelle aux médicaments cytotoxiques. Il cont...

11/09/2020
Perform Sterile Compounding Tasks Carefully

Pharmacy techs have one of the toughest jobs in the industry, and safety can often be unintentionally overlooked.
However, it is crucial that safety remain a priority!
Here are a few safety tips to keep in mind when handling hazardous drugs:
https://www.pharmacytimes.com/publications/issue/2020/October2020/perform-sterile-compounding-tasks-carefully
#Safety

Competency, sporadic checks, and training can cut down on mistakes that cause contamination.

Being hospitalized with cancer is a terrifying experience for a child, but a smiling nurse can make all the difference.R...
11/04/2020
A Smiling Nurse Makes All the Difference in Pediatric Oncology

Being hospitalized with cancer is a terrifying experience for a child, but a smiling nurse can make all the difference.
Read more about what makes a nurse approachable to a child:
https://www.oncnursingnews.com/web-exclusives/a-smiling-nurse-makes-all-the-difference-in-pediatric-oncology
#OncologyNursing

Being hospitalized for cancer can be a frightening experience for a child, but a friendly and approachable nurse can make all the difference.  

Join Equashield distributor Palex Medical’s webinar in France, on Thursday November 12. The webinar -"Contamination by C...
11/03/2020

Join Equashield distributor Palex Medical’s webinar in France, on Thursday November 12. The webinar -"Contamination by Cytostatics at the Hospital: How we can Protect Ourselves" - will include a presentation from Dr. Paul Sessink, Founder and Managing Director of Exposure Control Sweden AB.

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_B-YEA8MnRj2QwntdRJarXQ

COVID has presented unique challenges. One of the fields that has faced such challenges is the treatment of cancer patie...
11/02/2020
Cancer Care During COVID-19: Nurses Share Their Perspectives

COVID has presented unique challenges. One of the fields that has faced such challenges is the treatment of cancer patients.
Oncology nurses share their perspectives and experiences:
https://www.oncnursingnews.com/publications/oncology-nurse/2020/October-2020/cancer-care-during-covid19--nurses-share-their-perspectives
#CancerCare #OncologyNurse #COVID19

The pandemic may elicit fear, but nurses’ dedication to their patients remains steadfast.

Pharmacy Purchasing & Products’ State of USP  Survey reveals that hazardous drug spill drills are rarely conducted in ph...
10/13/2020
Conducting Effective HD Spill Drills : July 2020 - Pharmacy Purchasing & Products Magazine

Pharmacy Purchasing & Products’ State of USP Survey reveals that hazardous drug spill drills are rarely conducted in pharmacies and almost never occur on patient units.
Read the Q&A with Patricia Kienle about why this happens and how your facility can conduct effective HD spill drills:
https://www.pppmag.com/article/2592/
#HazardousDrugs #SpillDrill #Oncologoy

Conducting Effective HD Spill Drills : July 2020 - PP&P Magazine - Online Health-System Pharmacy Best Practices and Purchasing Guidance

“Health worker safety and patient safety are two sides of the same coin - you cannot have one without the other, they ar...
10/09/2020
No patient safety without nurse safety, governments warned

“Health worker safety and patient safety are two sides of the same coin - you cannot have one without the other, they are indivisible” - Howard Catton, chief executive of the ICN - International Council of Nurses
Read more:
https://www.nursingtimes.net/news/policies-and-guidance/no-patient-safety-without-nurse-safety-governments-warned-17-09-2020/

Patient safety and the safety of nurses are “two sides of the same coin”, nursing leaders across...

In addition to the daily hard work involved in oncology nursing, nurses need to overcome factors like burnout and compas...
09/16/2020
Nurses Prevail Over Stressors Like Burnout, Educational Costs

In addition to the daily hard work involved in oncology nursing, nurses need to overcome factors like burnout and compassion fatigue, that are often overlooked and have gotten worse since the onset of COVID.
Read more:
https://www.oncnursingnews.com/publications/oncology-nurse/2020/August-2020/nurses-prevail-over-stressors-like-burnout-educational-costs
#OncologyNursing

For many oncology nurses, caring for patients with cancer is the driving force inspiring them to come in to work, day after day. But issues with hospital or clinic administration plus the global coronavirus 2019 disease (COVID-19) pandemic are causing health care professionals to experience burnout....

As routine cancer screenings have significantly decreased, due to COVID-19, we may see an increase in later-stage cancer...
09/14/2020
When COVID-19 and Cancer Collide: What Nurses Should Know

As routine cancer screenings have significantly decreased, due to COVID-19, we may see an increase in later-stage cancer diagnoses in coming months and years.
Read more about how the industry is preparing:
https://www.oncnursingnews.com/web-exclusives/when-covid19-and-cancer-collide-what-nurses-should-know
#CancerCare #COVID19

The COVID-19 pandemic can affect every stage of the cancer experience: from diagnosis to adverse event management.  

An estimated 8 million healthcare workers in the US are exposed to hazardous drugs a year. In order to verify the safety...
09/03/2020
Best Practices for Monitoring Hazardous Drug Surface Contamination

An estimated 8 million healthcare workers in the US are exposed to hazardous drugs a year.
In order to verify the safety staff, it is crucial that facilities take the necessary precautions, wherever possible to minimize risk.
Here are a few best practices to mitigate HD related risk:
https://www.pharmacypracticenews.com/Review-Articles/Article/07-20/Best-Practices-for-Monitoring-Hazardous-Drug-Surface-Contamination/58875

Occupational exposure to hazardous chemicals affects an estimated 13 million workers in the United States, with upwards of 8 million US health care personnel in clinical and nonclinical roles potentially exposed to hazardous drugs (HDs).

Home-based cancer treatment may seem like an ideal solution in the COVID era.However, there are many risks in administer...
09/02/2020
Home-Based Anticancer Therapy Without Oncologist Oversight is Not Safe - Onco'Zine

Home-based cancer treatment may seem like an ideal solution in the COVID era.
However, there are many risks in administering home treatment without proper oversight and involvement from an oncologist.
Read more:
https://bit.ly/31ROFcu

With the arrival of COVID-19, related travel restrictions and the growing emotional toll of the pandemic, the uptake of home-based chemotherapy has grown. And while there may be a positive impact on patients, this approach may only be feasible for a select group of patients. But not everyone agrees....

Equashield - Closed System Transfer Devices
09/01/2020

Equashield - Closed System Transfer Devices

Oncology nursing can be a difficult career at times, however there are so many positive aspects that are not often discu...
08/25/2020
The 7 Best Things About Being an Oncology Nurse | NurseZone

Oncology nursing can be a difficult career at times, however there are so many positive aspects that are not often discussed.
Here are the 7 best things about being an oncology nurse:
https://www.americanmobile.com/nursezone/nursing-news/7-best-things-about-being-an-oncology-nurse/
#OncologyNursing

Oncology nursing is one of the most rewarding nursing specialties. But, what makes oncology nurse jobs worth more than just the salary you earn? Oncological nurses share the top 7 things about their specialty.

There are many challenges in building and maintaining a safe and efficient cleanroom. However, a systematic approach use...
08/13/2020
Constructing a ‘Starship’ Cleanroom

There are many challenges in building and maintaining a safe and efficient cleanroom. However, a systematic approach used to overcome reoccurring problems may offer valuable lessons to other compounding pharmacies.
Read more here:
https://www.pharmacypracticenews.com/Operations-and-Management/Article/06-20/Constructing-a-Starship-Cleanroom/58415
#Compunding #Cleanroom

Las Vegas—An ongoing pattern of contamination over nearly three years in a sterile compounding suite illustrates the challenges in building and maintaining a safe and efficient cleanroom.

While COVID remains a main concern for immunocompromised patients, RMC’s chemo nurses are ensuring that patients continu...
08/10/2020
UNSUNG HEROES: RMC’s chemo nurses keep patients safe, educated

While COVID remains a main concern for immunocompromised patients, RMC’s chemo nurses are ensuring that patients continue to arrive to receive the treatment and care they need, at the same time keeping them safe.
Learn more about the patient education and safety initiatives here:
https://thetandd.com/news/local/unsung-heroes-rmc-s-chemo-nurses-keep-patients-safe-educated/article_8272ddba-5466-5809-a37e-da0bf2bbd85b.html
#PatientSafety #COVID19

The Regional Medical Center’s chemotherapy nurses have continued working to ensure their patients remain safe and educated amid the worldwide health crisis.

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