Level 1 Safe Handling and Waste Management of Cytotoxics SLP

The Cytotoxic and Biotherapies Safe Handling SLP is a first level training programme which may be completed by any clinical staff member commencing employment within the CDHB.

The SLP aims to increase knowledge of safe handling of cytotoxic and biotherapy medication.The Cytotoxic and Biotherapies Safe Handling SLP is completed by all nursing staff commencing employment in the CDHB in the orientation period.

The SLP is the first level of training for nursing staff who may be required to handle cytotoxic medications or the associated waste. An additional two levels provide training for nursing staff who may be required to check or administer cytotoxic medications. Please refer to the CDHB Fluid and Medication Management (Vol 12) Cytotoxic and Biotherapy section for credentialling and scopes of practice information prior to any cytotoxic medication procedure.

Volume 12 Cytotoxic and Biotherapy section should be consulted as a resource document.

Click on this link to go to healthLearn to complete the Cytotoxic and Biotherapies Safe Handling SLP.

 
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Page last reviewed: 05 August 2015
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