The Sacramento Bee: Jan. 27, 2014
Equashield, the leading provider of Closed System Transfer Devices for hazardous drugs, and the Georgia Regents Medical Center, a world-class academic medical center located in Augusta, Georgia, today announced that Equashield’s solutions will be used in both the Medical Center and the Cancer Center Pharmacy to reduce hazardous drug exposure.
“We are deeply committed to the safety and well-being of our patients and expert medical staff, and are pleased to introduce Equashield into our facilities,” said Kevin Corbin, Pharmacy Manager at Georgia Regents Medical Center. “When searching for a closed system solution, we were impressed with the high-level of protection that Equashield offers, and its ease of use.”
Studies have linked exposure to hazardous drugs, including potent chemotherapy medications, to an increase in the risk of adverse health effects in medical professionals. Exposure occurs not only through contact with drug residue on syringes and work surfaces, but also through, contact with aerosols and vapor while preparing and administering such drugs.
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