Aim

  • Develop students’ understanding of the principles of cancer chemotherapy
  • Enable the practitioner to safely administer cytotoxic chemotherapy
  • Manage the holistic care of the patient requiring chemotherapy

Target Audience

This module is for nurses who wish to develop knowledge and expertise in the administration of cytotoxic chemotherapy and the care and management of people receiving chemotherapy.

Pre-requisites: Current NMC registration; Minimum 1 years’ experience in appropriate health care setting; Phlebotomy and cannulation skills.

Date and Duration

Date/Time:

7 September 2020 – 14 December 2020

Duration:

  • Induction day: Monday 7 September 2020
  • Theory week: 14-18 September 2020
  • Clinical: 10 days placement
  • Exam: 30 November 2020

6.5 days contact over 15 weeks (1 day induction, 1 full week, 1 hour exam) plus 10 days placement in clinical practice

Content

  • Principles of chemotherapy
  • Pharmacology, side effects and their management
  • Cannulation, administration techniques
  • Holistic assessment and management
  • Ethical issues, accountability, consent

20 credits – academic level 6

Number of Places and Cost

Number of places:

20

Cost:

£1000 (subject to change)

Venue/Location

Venue:

The Clinical Education Department

Location:

The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust
Clatterbridge Road
Bebington, Wirral, Merseyside CH63 4JY
United Kingdom

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Contact and Application

E-mail us about this course: 
ccf-tr.clinicaleducation@nhs.net

Call us on: 0151 556 5790

Please complete the application form below and return to the Clinical Education Department:

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