Webinar Plus: Chemotherapy practice management essentials

Key Information

CPD Hours: 12 hours

Course Length: Four weeks

Course Format: A mixture of pre-recorded weekly webinars (which can be reviewed throughout the course), live weekly Q&A sessions with the tutor, discussion forums to share experiences and opinions, supplementary reading material and mini-tasks that include a short assignment to review or improve literature within your own practice

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22 Apr - 19 May 24

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Great thorough webinars. Knowledgeable author. Can easily apply to own practice.

Course Information

Key Areas
  • The effect of cytotoxic and cytostatic medication on normal and abnormal cells
  • Understanding the risks associated with cytotoxic pharmaceuticals and applying the hierarchy of controls
  • Practical considerations to safely administer, store and dispense chemotherapy agents
  • Managing patients receiving chemotherapy
  • Developing practice resource materials (standard operating procedures, client information leaflets) and dealing with accidents/emergencies
About this course

Are you responsible for administering or caring for patients receiving cytotoxic medications?

The need to treat patients with chemotherapy agents is on an upward trend, both in the general and referral practice setting. As veterinary professionals, it is our responsibility to understand the essential requirements of working safely with cytotoxic and cytostatic medications and to practice without a risk to health. Interpreting the information available to us can be challenging, as there are currently no robust veterinary guidelines to direct us.

This course looks at the relevant areas of practice management (personal protective clothing, closed system devices, dealing with accidents, staff and client education) that will enhance your knowledge of the subject, assist you with equipment decisions and help you develop robust and safe systems of work.

Why do this course?
Aimed for nurses and veterinarians who are responsible for ensuring correct procedural activities within the practice, as well as those who will be handling or assisting with cytotoxic treatments. This blended learning platform will provide you with a greater understanding of the crucial elements needed for administering cytotoxic medications using evidence-based medicine and so reduce the risk of contamination within the workplace.

The webinars for this course will be pre-recorded and can be viewed as recorded versions throughout the course. A live Q&A session with the tutor will run on the following dates at 1pm London time.

Live Q&A dates:
Friday 26th April
Friday 3rd May
Friday 10th May
Friday 17th May


Nicola Read, MSc, PgC(Onc) DipAVN(Med) AFHEA RVN
Head Oncology Nurse
The Royal Veterinary College