•   9.25hrs
  •   Public
  •   Version: 2
  •   Review due: May 2024
New

This series has been designed to support and guide the safe administration of monoclonal antibodies in the cancer setting based on the best, currently available evidence.


About

The monoclonal antibodies and immune checkpoint inhibitors series provides an overview of the immune system, explains the different classes of monoclonal antibodies (MABs), including immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs), and describes the nursing considerations for the clinical management of patients receiving these drugs in the cancer setting. The series comprises of three key sections, each of which contains multiple shorter topics.

The learning series can be approached as a comprehensive blended learning course incorporating online and face-to-face assessment, a comprehensive online only course or as individual topics with no formal assessments.

Learners should discuss with their local facilitator how the course is utilised in their local facility before beginning the series.

Complete the Introduction topic to understand more about the different options to approach the series. 


Topics

Introduction
 
0.25hrs
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Foundations of cancer immunity and monoclonal antibodies

1.25hrs
Overview of the
immune system
 
0.5hrs
 
Cancer and Immunity
 
0.5hrs
 
Introduction to monoclonal antibodies and immune checkpoint inhibitors
 
0.25hrs
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Classes of monoclonal antibodies

2.5hrs
Nomenclature and history
 
0.5hrs
 
Monoclonal antibodies
 
0.75hrs
 
Immune checkpoint inhibitors
 
0.75hrs
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Chemokine and cytokine inhibitors
 
0.5hrs
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Clinical management

4.5hrs
Principles of safe handling and preparation
 
0.5hrs
 
Monoclonal antibodies toolbox
 
0.5hrs
 
Cytokine release syndrome and hypersensitivity
 
0.5hrs
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Patient assessment and education: monoclonal antibodies
 
1.25hrs
 
Patient assessment and education: immune checkpoint inhibitors
 
1.25hrs
 
Patient assessment and education: chemokine and cytokine inhibitors
 
0.5hrs
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eQuizzes

Foundations of cancer immunity and monoclonal antibodies eQuiz
 
0.25hrs
 
Classes of monoclonal antibodies eQuiz
 
0.25hrs
 
Clinical management eQuiz
 
0.25hrs
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Additional Information


Watch the webinar about the new series:

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The performance criteria associated with the face-to-face component of this series has been mapped to the National standards.

Monoclonal antibodies and immune checkpoint inhibitors

What you will achieve

  • Overview of the immune system and cancer and immunity
  • Outline of the classes and mechanisms of action of monoclonal antibodies
  • Principles of safe handling and preparation of monoclonal antibodies
  • Outline of immune-related adverse events and monoclonal antibody related toxicities
  • Principles of patient assessment and education
  • Principles of the clinical management of patients receiving monoclonal antibodies

Who is this course for?

This course is for nurses and pharmacists involved in the care of people receiving monoclonal antibodies and immune checkpoint inhibitors as a part of their cancer treatment

 

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