Cytotoxic Medication: An Introduction

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Cytotoxic Medication: An Introduction

This face-to-face course has been designed for staff working in a clinical area where cytotoxic medication is administered and working towards an administration competency certificate.

what you will learn

  • The nursing care needs of patients undergoing treatment with cytotoxic medication.
  • The action of cytotoxic medication.
  • A basic knowledge of the side effects and nursing implications.
  • Understanding of the support needs of children and their families.


If you are a part of the CCN team administering low risk chemotherapy (cytarabine only), you do not need to attend this study day as there is an agreed low risk training programme available.


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