Qimono

Qimono Closed System Transfer Device (CSTD)

Closed systems to minimise the risk

Qimono is a totally closed system drug transfer device specifically designed to
be safe and easy to use by pharmacists and nurses.
The benefits ensure there are secure connections in place for the preparation, transfer and infusion of medication to protect clinicians throughout the delivery of chemotherapy to patients.

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The complete closed system for safe delivery of cytotoxic drugs.

Stay safe with Qimono

It is widely documented that exposure to Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy (SACT), can pose a significant health risk to patients during treatment as well as healthcare workers involved in the preparation and administration of the drugs1.

Many SACT agents are known to be carcinogenic, teratogenic, and mutagenic. Exposure may be through skin contact, skin absorption, inhalation of aerosols and drug particles as well as ingestion and needlestick injuries. This can occur at various points of the treatment process: during the preparation of the medication, whilst the drugs are administered and after therapy2. Adverse health effects reported by chemotherapy nurses include headaches, dizziness, nausea, and hair loss3.

The seven key benefits of Qimono

The seven key features ensure there are secure connections in place for the preparation, transfer and infusion of medication to protect clinicians throughout the delivery of chemotherapy to patients.

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1. Luer bayonet provides connections without screwing

  • Eliminates the problems linked to the clamping force applied on medical devices
  • Reduces the risk of repetitive strain injury for users
  • Removes the likelihood of over, or under-tightening.

2. Connectable to standard Luer devices

  • Connects easily to standard devices such as syringes and extension lines.

3. The two tube design of the internal mechanism provides a direct fluid pathway

  • Easy withdrawals and injections
  • Allows effective flushing
  • Limits ward pump alarms.

4. Chemical resistant materials

  • Avoids medical devices cracking.

5. Valves automatically close on disconnection ensuring a barrier against toxic drugs and bacteria

  • Protects users from chemical contamination
  • Shields drugs from bacterial contamination.

6. Flat membranes mean the easy disinfection of both male and female hubs

  • Makes it simple to disconnect and connect devices when needed.

7. A complete range of devices for the preparation, transfer and infusion of medication focuses on safety from start to finish

  • Makes all handling of cytotoxic drugs safe
  • Guarantees that all devices are compatible.

Qimono range

Oncology

Qimono Qimo Female

Qimo female is a multi-purpose, closed, needle-free and disinfectable safety connector.

Oncology

Qimono Qimo Male

Qimo male is a disinfectable closed needle-free safety connector. It is a safety captive adaptor for male Luer-lock hubs.Once attached, it cannot be disconnected. It connects only to Qimo female .

Oncology

Qimono Qimocap

Qimocap is a vial access cap fitted with Qimo female. It has been specifically designed to create a permanent connection with the medication vial.

Oncology

Qimono QimoConnect

Dilution and administration of all kind of medications.

Oncology

Qimono Qimooctopus

Qimooctopus is a safe double-lumen IV extension tube allowing continuous infusion, intermittent injection and blood sampling. Its lateral line is fitted with Qimo female . Qimo male has to be attached to the distal end of Qimooctopus. Qimoprime allows the priming of the line once Qimo male has been attached.

Oncology

Qimono Qimoperfusafe

Qimoperfusafe is a safety infusion set with Huber needle fitted with a Qimo female for the access of implantable ports.

Oncology

Qimono Qimopump

Qimopump is a safe adaptor for pump infusion sets. This device is fitted with 1, 2 or 4 Qimo female connectors, a spike with an air-venting port (with a cap) and a universal tube to connect to dedicated pump sets.

Oncology

Qimono Qimospike

Qimono is a totally closed system drug transfer device specifically designed to be safe and easy to use by pharmacists and nurses during the infusion of cytotoxic drugs.

Oncology

Qimono Qimospike V

Qimospike V is a vented spike for vials fitted with Qimo female

Oncology

Qimono QimoTransfer

To transfer medications from syringe to syringe.

Oncology

Qimono Set

Can be used to secure the injection site of the elastomeric pump and the distal end of its tubing, but other applications are possible.

Oncology

Qimono Vascular Access Set

Set supplied with Qimo male and Qimoprime in the same packaging. To secure both the male Luer-lock and the female Luer-lock end of infusion devices.

Watch our series of instructional videos demonstrating how to use Qimono CSTD in your Cancer Centre.

If you have any questions on Qimono, have a look at our FAQ page.

Supporting documents

References

1. Simons A, Toland S (2015) Closed systems for drug delivery; a necessity, not an option British Journal of Nursing, (IV Therapy Supplement), Vol 24, No 14

2. Safe Handling of Cytotoxic Drugs in the Workplace, HSE 2015

3. Simons A, Toland S (2017) Perceived adverse effects from handling systemic anti-cancer therapy agents British Journal of Nursing, (IV Therapy Supplement), Vol 26, No 16

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