•   5.75hrs
  •   Public
  •   Version: 3.1
  •   Review due: January 2019

This course is for health professionals who administer antineoplastic drugs to people who do not have a cancer diagnosis. It is designed to develop the knowledge and clinical skills needed to administer antineoplastic drugs and handle related waste safely.


This resource has been adapted from the Antineoplastic Drug Administration Course (ADAC) and provides standardised education for the safe handling and administration of antineoplastic drugs.


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Overview of how to handle antineoplastic drugs and related waste ensuring the safety of staff, patients, carers and family members. 

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  eLearning guide

Overview of how antineoplastic drugs work; patient assessment before, during on completion of antineoplastic drug administration and education for patients, carers and family members regarding antineoplastic drug treatment. 

Assessment title
  eLearning guide

Overview of administering antineoplastic drugs via different routes.

Assessment title
  eLearning guide

Additional Information

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To demonstrate ongoing competency and maintenance of clinical skill participants are able to complete the ADAC Reassessment of clinical competency course.

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What you will achieve

  • Understanding of hazards associated with handling and administration of antineoplastic drugs 
  • Understanding of how antineoplastic drugs work 
  • Principles of reviewing antineoplastic drug treatment protocols and prescriptions
  • Principles of patient assessment and education when administering antineoplastic drugs
  • Principles of safe administration of antineoplastic drugs

Who is this course for?

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


How does your facility implement this education resource?

All courses are accessible if your facility is already registered with eviQ Education. If you are not already registered you can register below.

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