Reply To: Closed system infusion devices

  • Mary Lynn Rae

    March 26, 2021 at 6:59 pm
    I wonder if anyone out there is having any issues with other CSTDs and the BD/Alaris tubing? I am thinking it is more the BD/Alaris tubing with the spin collar on the end vs. CSTDs

    Mary Lynn
    Mary Lynn Rae, MSN, RN, CPHON, NPD-BC
    NPD Practitioner/Clinical Educator:  Hem/Onc/SCT (LC17/LC18)
    Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
    225 E. Chicago Avenue
    Chicago, Illinois  60611
    Phone:  312-227-4224
    Pager:  312-227-4000, ask for pager 74224

    Original Message:
    Sent: 3/26/2021 1:58:00 PM
    From: Heather Cantrell
    Subject: RE: Closed system infusion devices

    We are currently deciding between Equashield and Chemoclave. Equashield has a locking adapter that will be done with production this summer, leaving only the microclave as a potential disconnect site. The team likes the chemoclave ease of connection. We have used spiros for many years with minimal disconnects. I am curious what other hospitals prefer.

    Heather Cantrell, RN
    Dayton, OH
    United States
    Original Message:
    Sent: 03-26-2021 12:26 PM
    From: Mindy Bibart
    Subject: Closed system infusion devices

    ​We are considering changing products for our closed system infusions devices. We currently use ICU Medicine’s spiros products and continue to struggle with line disconnections. What product lines are you using and what are the pros and cons of that system.

    Thank you,

    Mindy Bibart, MSN RN CPHON NE-BC CSSBB
    Director of Patient Care Services, Hematology/Oncology/Blood and Marrow Transplant
    Nationwide Children’s Hospital
    Columbus, OH