•   17.75hrs
  •   Public
  •   Version: 4
  •   Review due: September 2025
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The anti-cancer drug administration course (ADAC) supports health professionals to develop the necessary knowledge and clinical skills to administer anti-cancer drugs and safely handle hazardous drugs and related waste.


About

ADAC provides standardised education for the safe administration of anti-cancer drugs and safe handling of hazardous drugs and related waste.

The course consists of online learning and assessment supported by a clinical skills workshop to consolidate theory to practice. Competency assessments are used to assess clinical skill. There are two exit points in the course, the first at safe handling and the second at administering.


Modules

Please read the ADAC guide for learners before proceeding.

Workbooks have been provided to assist you in applying the principles discussed in the modules to your local work context and role. If you choose to use the workbook, whenever you see a workplace reflection in the module, there is space allocated in the workbook for you to record notes if you wish. Please confirm with your local facilitator if the workbook is mandated at your workplace.

This module provides an overview of the characteristics of hazardous drugs and principles of risk management in the workplace, including the safe handling of hazardous drugs and related waste, and the management of risk and exposure in the workplace. 

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This module provides an introduction to the different classifications of anti-cancer drugs and how they exert their effects in the treatment of cancer.

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This module provides an outline of the priorities in providing education to patients receiving anti-cancer drugs and carers administering them in the home environment.

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This module provides an overview of patient assessment before, during and on completion of anti-cancer drug administration.

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Additional Information


For learners currently completing version 3.0 of the course you can still access the course here until 31st January 2024. Consult with your facilitator before continuing to access version 3.0 of the course.

Collaboration

The Paediatric Anti-cancer drug administration course (PADAC) has received formal endorsement from the Australian and New Zealand Children’s Haematology Oncology Group (ANZCHOG) board. The course was developed in collaboration with a paediatric subject matter expert and has been peer reviewed by expert health professionals representing all ANZCHOG sites across Australia and New Zealand. “It is the vision of the ANZCHOG Board that endorsement of PADAC by ANZCHOG will recognise this high quality, well-designed educational resource for the Nursing profession with a focus on improving cancer care for children and adolescents”.

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What you will achieve

  • Discuss the principles of safe handling of hazardous drugs and related waste, and the management of risk and exposure in the workplace

  • Outline the classes and mechanisms of action of anti-cancer drugs

  • Describe common side effects and supportive care measures associated with anti-cancer drug treatment

  • Describe the key practice points for reviewing anti-cancer protocols and prescriptions

  • Discuss key practice points for patient/carer education and education priorities for patients receiving anti-cancer drugs

  • Discuss key practice points for assessment of patients receiving anti-cancer drugs

  • Describe the key principles of anti-cancer drug administration and discuss key practice points and recommendations for specific routes of administration

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for nursing staff administering anti-cancer drugs. Medical and allied health staff may find components of the course useful for their clinical practice. 

 

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