Paediatric antineoplastic drug administration course (ADAC)

Administering intravenous antineoplastic drugs - Modules 1-7

The Paediatric Antineoplastic Drug Administration Course (ADAC) supports health professionals develop the necessary knowledge and clinical skills to administer antineoplastic drugs via different routes and handle related waste safely. Paediatric ADAC uses eviQ content to develop education courses that are based upon the best and most comprehensive evidence available at the time of development. The Paediatric ADAC has been developed in collaboration between The Cancer Institute NSW and the Australian and New Zealand Children's Haematology and Oncology Group (ANZCHOG) and follows a strict governance process.

Paediatric ADAC is an online blended course designed for registered nurses working in paediatric cancer services and includes interactive scenario based eLearning guides, eQuizzes, supervised clinical practice, competency assessments and a clinical skills workshop to consolidate theory to practice. There are three exit points in the course for those participants only requiring education to a certain skills level. 'Handling antineoplastic drugs and related waste safely' is applicable to both clinical and non-clinical staff in cancer services.

It is recommended that clinical participants meet the following prerequisites:

·12 months of post graduate nursing experience

·Demonstrated patient assessment skills

·Demonstrated patient teaching skills

·Proficiency in management of CVADs

·Proficiency in IV administration of medications

     Allocated hours: 12 hours (1 hour = 1 CPD point)