March 2016

Selection of Closed-System Transfer Devices: Tips for Engaging Nursing and Pharmacy Stakeholders in Purchasing Decisions

March 24, 2016

Health System Information

The first closed system drug transfer device was approved by the FDA in 1998 for prevention of hazardous drug leakage into the environment; since then, several products have been approved, each with different characteristics.

Antimicrobial Stewardship: A Primer for Hospital Pharmacists

March 24, 2016

Clinical Care Focus

The CDC has reported that 20% to 50% of all antibiotics prescribed in US acute care hospitals are either unnecessary or inappropriate, resulting in avoidable adverse effects, bacterial resistance, and an increased incidence of infection.