Happy Easter Everyone!

 

Hi,

We would like to wish our valued customers and potential customers a Happy Easter! Wishing you a holiday celebration filled with family, friends, love and laughter.

 

Sincerely,

Aseptic Enclosures Team

Hazardous Drugs Remain a Problem for Oncology Nurses

TON – November 2016, Vol 9, No 6Drug Updates & News
Caroline Helwick

San Antonio, TX—Oncology nurses may believe that personal exposure to hazardous drugs is a thing of the past, but they would be wrong, according to Seth Eisenberg, RN, ASN, OCN, BMTCN, Professional Practice Coordinator for Infusion Services, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Ambulatory Clinic, and an expert on hazardous drugs and their safe handling, who discussed the topic at the 2016 Oncology Nursing Society Annual Congress.

Sterile Compounding: A Guide for Community Pharmacists

After reading this article you will:

  • understand the principles of sterile compounding
  • understand the requirements for sterile compounding
  • understand the principles of operation of a laminar air flow hood

Happy Thanksgiving from Aseptic Enclosures!

Wishing you and yours a safe and happy Thanksgiving!  A big thank you to all our customers for their business!

 

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Could Pill-Packing Robots Replace Your Local Pharmacist?

CNBC posted an interesting feature article about the University of California San Francisco Medical Center utilizing pill packing robots.

Johnson & Johnson Back in Court Over Secretive 2009 Recall of Motrin

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ–In the spring of 2009, “secret shoppers” across the United States were discreetly buying up thousands of bottles of Motrin from the shelves of retail stores.

FDA: We’re working to reduce the risks

The FDA’s first priority is patient safety.

The FDA has been working for several years to reduce the risk of patient infections associated with reusable endoscopes — small, flexible lighted tubes that allow doctors to see inside patients and treat certain medical conditions in a less invasive manner than traditional surgery. The devices, which include duodenoscopes, are reprocessed, or cleaned and disinfected, for use between patients.

How Automated Compounding Can Reduce Hospital Costs

The $200 million fund created to compensate victims of the 2012 meningitis outbreak tied to tainted drugs from the New England Compounding Center is an extreme example of how expensive compounding errors can be.

Clinical Perspectives in Compounding

Human Factors in Sterile Compounding Involving a Hospital Pharmacy

ARTICLE EXPLORES ASEPTIC TECHNIQUE THAT PREVENTS INFECTION.

As pharmacists and technicians, we are an integral part of the delivery of health care to patients in a variety of practice settings. One of the most important changes that we can actively contribute to is the “Targeting Zero” initiative, created by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) to prevent the most common and fatal healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).