Why are we redesigning ADAC?

It’s time for a review, redesign and redevelopment of the Antineoplastic Drug Administration Program

1. Content duplication

The original Antineoplastic Drug Administration Course (ADAC) was released in NSW in 2012, across most of Australia by 2015, and across most of New Zealand by 2017. The content in ADAC has been used to develop other resources leading to duplication across the different resources. Redesigning ADAC allows us to remove the content duplication and improve the user experience. 

2. Look and feel 

The eviQ Education Program is changing how they design resources to improve the user experience. Resources are now being developed as either general resources which are applicable to all disciplines or discipline specific resources which are developed to meet the specific needs of one or two disciplines. Resources will have multiple outputs to meet the learning needs of intended users. 

3. User experience

As this is a comprehensive review you will notice some changes to the content, structure and design. Our aim is to make the best use of current practices and technology to simplify the program for learners and facilitators. 

Project aims and objectives

The aims for ADAC remain the same....to support health professionals to:

  • deliver evidence based cancer treatment and care 
  • administer antineoplastic drugs and handle related waste safely

Project objectives include creating content and structure that:

  • reflects user needs and qualitative feedback 
  • enables authentic and effective learning experiences
  • incorporates up-to-date evidence 
  • combines current models and theories of learning
  • includes equity principles
  • reduces duplication but maintains consistency in key messages across associated resources

When is it happening?

The work has already begun however the dates below are guides and will be updated as the project progresses.

Description Scheduled start Scheduled finish
Project planning  19/03/2019 06/05/2019
Instructional design and review 15/04/2019 30/06/2019
Development of online resources  20/05/2019 30/09/2019
Review of developed online resources  01/07/2019 30/11/2019
Clinical skills workshop materials 23/09/2019 30/11/2019

Ways to be involved

There are different ways to be involved - from filling in a survey or joining one of the review groups. See below for more details!

Q & A sessions

These online sessions are available for anyone to attend and provide an opportunity for you to ask questions or provide feedback about the project. 

To book into any of the following sessions, email eviqed@eviq.org.au and we’ll book you in and send you details on how to connect. 

Q & A session date Time Format
Tuesday 16th July 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (EST) Online webinar
Tuesday 20th August 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (EST) Online webinar
Monday 16th September 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (EST) Online webinar

Committees and Review groups

All committees and review groups may include members of different clinical specialities and settings including adult and paediatric, medical oncology, haematology, HSCT (BMT), and radiation oncology. Involvement in each committee and review group is open to all health professionals working in cancer services. All information is sent electronically via email.  

 Clinical Advisory Committee (CAC): Provides clinical knowledge and experience to ensure the education resources are appropriate and fit for purpose while ensuring the content is correct, applicable and relevant.  

Review periods and committee meeting dates: The dates below are guides and will be updated as the project progresses.

Topic area Review periods Committee meeting date Time (EST) Format
Handling antineoplastic drugs and related waste safely 1st July to 14th July 2019 Thursday 18th July 2019 1.00-2.00pm online webinar
Understanding how antineoplastic drugs work 29th July to 11th August 2019 Thursday 15th August 2019 1.00-2.00pm online webinar
Reviewing protocols and prescriptions 26th August to 8th September 2019 Thursday 12th September 2019 1.00-2.00pm online webinar
Educating the patient and carer 23rd September to 6th October 2019 Thursday 10th October 2019 1.00-2.00pm online webinar
Assessing patients 21st October to 3rd November 2019 Thursday 7th November 2019 1.00-2.00pm online webinar
Administering antineoplastic drugs  11th November to 24th November  Thursday 28th November 2019 1.00-2.00pm online webinar

Review Group 1: Competency Assessment Tools and Assessors Guides: Provide clinical knowledge and experience to provide comments and feedback on the completed competency assessment tools and assessors guides. 

Review Group 2: Clinical Skills Workshop materials: Provide clinical knowledge and experience to provide comments and feedback on the Clinical Skills Workshop materials.

Review Groups 3-8 : Individual review topics: Provide clinical knowledge and experience to provide comments and feedback on the completed resources and associated assessments. Review times for each topic are listed in the table above.

  Clinical Advisory Committee Review Group 1 Review Group 2 Review Groups 3-8

Approx. duration (months)

8 months commencing 10th June 2019

2 months commencing 26th August 2019

2 months commencing 23rd September 2019

up to 6 months duration if involved in all topic areas commencing 1st July 2019

Reviews

All components of the course

Competency assessment tools and assessors guides

Clinical Skills Workshop materials

Completed resources and assessments

Approx hours required*

up to 60 hours

up to 8 hours 

up to 8 hours

2 - 3 hours per topic area

Review period

2 - 3 weeks for each resource

3 weeks for all resources 

3 weeks for all resources

2 weeks for each resource

Meeting attendance

Yes: dates listed above

Yes: 26th September 2019

Yes: 24th October 2019 

No

Prerequisites 

minimum 5 years oncology / haematology experience

minimum 3 years experience working with ADAC as a facilitator 

minimum 5 years oncology / haematology experience

minimum 3 years experience working with ADAC as a facilitator 

minimum 5 years oncology / haematology experience

minimum 3 years experience working with ADAC as a facilitator 

minimum 3 years cancer care experience

* Please note this is a guide only and there will be variations in how many hours it takes for the review of each component. 

To express your interest in joining the CAC or a review group please email sarah.tomkins@health.nsw.gov.au and identify which group you would like to join by 3rd June 2019.