Webinar Plus: Chemotherapy Practice Management Essentials
Royal Veterinary College
Date: Monday 6th March, 2023 - Sunday 2nd April, 2023
Start time: 12:59 AM - 11:59 PM
Duration: 4 hour(s)
The effect of cytotoxic and cytostatic medication on normal and abnormal cells
Understanding the risks associated with cytotoxic pharmaceuticals and applying the hierarchy of controls
Practical considerations to safely administer, store and dispense chemotherapy agents
Managing patients receiving chemotherapy
Developing practice resource materials (standard operating procedures, client information leaflets) and dealing with accidents/emergencies
About this course
Are you responsible for administering or caring for patients receiving cytotoxic medications?
The need to treat patients with chemotherapy agents is on an upward trend, both in the general and referral practice setting. As veterinary professionals, it is our responsibility to understand the essential requirements of working safely with cytotoxic and cytostatic medications and to practice without a risk to health. Interpreting the information available to us can be challenging, as there are no robust veterinary guidelines to direct us to date. This course looks at the main areas of practice management (personal protective clothing, closed system devices, dealing with accidents, staff and client education) that will enhance your knowledge of the subject, assist you with equipment decisions and help you develop robust systems of work.
Why do this course?
Aimed for nurses and veterinarians who are responsible for ensuring correct procedural activities within the practice, as well as those who will be handling or assisting with cytotoxic treatments. This blended learning platform will provide you with a greater understanding of the crucial elements needed for administering cytotoxic medications using evidence-based medicine and so reduce the risk of contamination within the workplace.
The webinars for this course will be pre-recorded and can be viewed as recorded versions throughout the course. A live Q&A session with the tutor will run on the following dates at 1pm London time.
Live Q&A dates:
Friday 10th March
Friday 17th March
Friday 24th March
Friday 31st March
Who is it for?
Nicola Read, PgC(Onc) DipAVN(Med) AFHEA RVNHead Oncology NurseThe Royal Veterinary College
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