LifeShield™ ChemoClave™ Series
The Safe Choice for Handling Hazardous Drugs
The only needle-free closed system transfer device (CSTD) you need for the safe handling of hazardous drugs: the Hospira LifeShield™ ChemoClave™ Series. An integrated series of components ensure that at no point — from preparation to disposal — are clinicians, the patients they care for, or the environment we share exposed to the dangers of hazardous chemicals.
The benefits speak for themselves:
- Needle-free system assures compliance with safe-handling policies
- Easy-to-use system requires no component assembly
- Less biohazardous waste than other CSTDs
- Low cost to implement
Understand Your Risks
The unsafe handling of hazardous drugs throughout their life cycle — from manufacturing and distribution, to use in the clinical or home care environment — has long been recognized as a significant health hazard to healthcare workers. The toxicity of hazardous drugs used to treat many forms of cancer and the dangers of prolonged exposure have been long associated with a number of serious illnesses, including cancer1.
The LifeShield ChemoClave Advantage
Our LifeShield ChemoClave Series provides pharmacy and nursing with a variety of options to help protect them from hazardous exposure. The spectrum ranges from needle-free vial access devices, a selection of needle-free bag spikes, and primary add-on and administration sets featuring the Spiros™ closed male luer. These devices work independently or in conjunction to create and maintain a mechanically and microbiologically closed system throughout the preparation, transportation, administration and disposal of hazardous drugs.
The LifeShield ChemoClave Series includes:
Creates a needle-free closed system for the safe administration of hazardous and oncologic drug therapies. Learn more.
LifeShield™ Spiros™ closed male luer
Automatically creates a needle-free closed system for the safe mixing, transfer, administration and disposal of hazardous drugs. Learn more.
LifeShield™ Genie™ closed vial access device
Closed, needle-free vial access device that automatically equalizes drug vial pressure for the safe preparation of hazardous drugs. Learn more.
NIOSH Recommends Closed System Transfer Devices
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recommends the use of engineering controls including needleless devices and closed system transfer devices (CSTDs) to help reduce the risks associated with handling hazardous drugs1. Read the full NIOSH report here.
- Storage: Store and transport hazardous drugs in closed containers that minimize the risk of breakage
- Preparation: Use a CSTD to limit the potential for generating aerosols and exposing workers to sharps
- Administration: Use a CSTD and needleless system to administer drugs safely
- Disposal: Because the threat of needles and syringes threatens safety, needleless systems and CSTDs help improve safety
To make oncologic drug therapies safer for patients, clinicians and caregivers, consider the proven benefits of Hospira’s LifeShield ChemoClave Series. For more information, contact your Hospira sales representative or call us at 1-877-946-7747.
- NIOSH Alert: Preventing Occupational Exposures to Antineoplastic and Other Hazardous Drugs in Health Care Settings. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) publication number 2004-165. Center for Disease Control web site. http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2004-165/. Accessed September 7, 2012.