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'Clinical and Economical Considerations For IV Push Drug Delivery' by Industry Expert Richard Rosenfeld Is Now Accessible on Expert411.com for Media and Professional Use
Date:12/27/2007

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Dec. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Clinical and Economical Considerations For IV Push Drug Delivery" technical paper -- authored by Industry Expert Richard Rosenfeld, RPh, MBA, for Baxa Corporation -- is now accessible at http://expert411.com/_wsn/page16.html for media and professional reference. The paper is an overview of the historical background for IV push and a model for implementation of a successful program.

IV push of cephalosporin antibiotics and other drugs is an alternative method of administration that can be safe, efficacious and cost effective. This paper concentrates on IV push of cefazolin as a case study, since it is a high-use cephalosporin with physical and chemical properties similar to other drugs that can be administered by the IV push method.

Rosenfeld has personally implemented the use of IV push antibiotics within two hospital systems. During the first year that this IV push program was in place, more than 50,000 doses of cefazolin were administered by the IV push method with no occurrences of phlebitis or adverse drug events directly associated with the change in the administration method of this drug. The paper discusses the economical advantages of moving to IV push, as well as the resulting nurse satisfaction and patient benefits seen through the resulting research followup.

Executive Director of Pharmacy Management for the Scripps Health Hospital System in San Diego, CA, Rosenfeld has responsibility for all system pharmacy services through his position with Cardinal Technology and Services. Prior to joining the Scripps Health team, he served as a consultant at Sharp Healthcare, a five-hospital IDN in San Diego, California, where the IV push method of administration for cephalosporins was implemented.

Rosenfeld earned a BS in Pharmacy from Ferris State University and a BA in Chemistry from San Diego State University. He holds an MBA from California State University, San Marcos.

About Baxa Corporation

Baxa, a customer-focused medical device company, provides innovative, solution-based technologies for fluid handling and delivery. Its systems and devices promote the safe and efficient preparation, handling, packaging, and administration of fluid medications. Key products include the PadLock(R) Set Saver, Rapid-Fill(TM) Automated Syringe Fillers, Exacta-Med(R) Oral Dispensers, MicroFuse(R) Syringe Infusers, Repeater(TM) Pharmacy Pumps, and Exacta-Mix(TM) and MicroMacro(TM) Multi-Source Automated Compounders; used worldwide in hospitals and healthcare facilities. Privately held, Baxa Corporation has subsidiaries and sales offices in Canada and the United Kingdom; direct representation in Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Luxembourg, The Netherlands and Switzerland; and distribution partners worldwide. Further information is available at http://www.baxa.com.

Contacts:

Marian Robinson, Vice President, Marketing

Baxa Corporation: 800.567.2292 ext. 2157 or 303.617.2157

Email: marian.robinson@baxa.com

http://www.baxa.com

Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR, Absolutely Public Relations

303.984.9801, 303.669.3558

Email: maggie@absolutelypr.com

http://www.absolutelypr.com


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