Safe infusion devices for antineoplastic administration: Quality and economic aspects of the infusion

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Intravenous literature: Lalande, L., Galy, G., Dussossoy, E., Noyel, J.E. and Pivot, C. (2012) Evaluation of Safe Infusion Devices for Antineoplastic Administration. Journal of Infusion Nursing. 35(5), p.321-327.

Abstract:

Nurses endure daily low-level exposure to cytotoxic drugs, which can lead to significant absorption with potential harmful consequences. New sterile medical devices called cytotoxic safe infusion systems (CSISs), intended by their manufacturers to improve safety and quality of cytotoxic drug infusions, have been made commercially available. CSISs from 3 manufacturers were tested in 2 cancer units and compared with standard infusion sets. The aim of this study is to evaluate the devices regarding occupational exposure, quality of the infusion, and economic aspects.

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