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Cleanroom Pressure can be lethal

Cleanroom personnel often deal with multiple urgent admixture preparation requests in a short amount of time. Overwhelming your IV tech compromises patient safety. Provide support during batch preparation times so urgent doses are made independently from routine doses. The anxiety a tech feels when they get behind in their routine tasks causes them to speed up and work at an unsafe and risky pace. This anxiety augments the pressure they feel and may, in fact, cause them to slow down. IV Workflow management systems (like DoseEdge), have multiple verification steps increasing the amount of time needed for dose checking and sorting (final verification step). Suggestions: If you have an isolator or additional hood in a segregated compounding area, use it to make immediate doses with the shortest possible BUD (12 hrs.). Designate another tech or pharmacist to provide the support. Sorting all prepared doses can be done outside the cleanroom during busy times. Admixtures needed for life-saving(codes) should always be prepared at the bedside or outside the cleanroom as an immediate dose (BUD 1hr). Be cognizant of the individual capabilities and tolerances of each tech. Not everyone can manage the same amount of work and stress. Your techs will appreciate you for this consideration.

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