Month: November 2013

Improved aseptic technique can reduce variable contamination rates of ward-prepared parenteral doses.

Aseptic techniques are required to manipulate central venous lines and prepare intravenous doses. This study aimed to examine whether different aseptic techniques affect the contamination rates of intravenous doses prepared on hospital wards. Syringes of tryptic soy broth test media prepared by one pharmacy operator and five nurses were assessed for contamination. The pharmacy operator …

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An Overview of Pharmacy Compounding Aseptic Containment Isolators

In general, compounding pharmacy equipment consists of a wide variety of barrier isolators, clean benches and NSF-listed biological safety cabinets.The Pharmacy Compounding Aseptic Containment Isolator is the premium solution product within the pharmacy compounding category. It provides a clean and safe atmosphere for compounding non-hazardous, sterile drug preparations in accordance with the criteria set by …

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Aseptic Technician Jobs Require Specific Experience Of Aseptic Techniques

Aseptic technician jobs typically require qualifications in biology or microbiology up to degree level, and specific experience in aseptic practices. Aseptic techniques are used to prevent contamination, spoilage or unwanted fermentation during medical procedures or production processes.           http://blueantz.com/archives/aseptic-technician-jobs-require-specific-experience-aseptic-techniques/

5 Top Reasons Why Aseptic Techniques Training is Important .

Hospital employees who are in constant contact with ill patients need to be trained about aseptic techniques. These employees are nurses, doctors, and others who provide continual care to patients. Aseptic techniques are a set of procedures that are followed by doctors and nurses in a healthcare setting in order to prevent spreading of infection. …

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What Is a Sterile Field?

A sterile field is an area kept free of microorganisms to protect the health and safety of a patient during a medical procedure, usually a surgery. This environment is aseptic; all items in the sterile field are sterilized and should not contain microorganisms. Maintaining aseptic conditions is critical for surgical safety, as an infection could …

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A Confusing Attempt to Cure Compounding Pharmacies.

Remember the panic about compounding pharmacies? These are state-licensed retail businesses that mix and sell medications, but without the federal safety approval required for mass-produced drugs. No? How about the scandal last year involving a Massachusetts pharmacy whose tainted back-pain steroids led to hundreds of serious infections and more than 60 deaths, many related to …

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