Compounding efficiency of Snap-N-Go vials compared to traditional sterile compounding techniques for vancomycin 1.5g and vancomycin 2.0g

Dave Shannon, Jacqueline Tualla, Raoof Abdellatif


The current procedure for compounding vancomycin is an inefficient, time-consuming process that has been shown to result in more human error and leads to an overabundance of waste due to its short half-life after compounding. In an attempt to mitigate these inefficiencies, Pentec Health has developed a new medication formulation called Snap-N-Go™ to eliminate many of the unnecessary steps utilized by the traditional method. Their product may help to eliminate drug waste due to its longer half-life and may improve safety because the vial contains all the drug information on its label. This will assist the pharmacist in verifying exactly what the pharmacy technician used to compound the product in the cleanroom and potentially reduce administration errors at the patient’s bedside. This study will primarily determine how much time can be saved by using Snap-N-Go™ versus traditional methods and compare the cost differences between the products used in each process.


Snap-N-Go™; Vancomycin; Compounding; Stability; Cleanroom

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