​These policies are the standards expected when handling Cytotoxic or Biotherapy for all staff within the CDHB catchment area. Any staff involved in Cytotoxic or Biotherapy management should be familiar with all policies.

The Guidelines provided should be used with clinical judgement and communication with appropriate members of the health care team. 

Documents are reviewed regularly by the Canterbury Regional Cancer and Haematology Service Clinical Nurse Specialists and Nurse Educator. If you have any queries please contact one of us through the Christchurch Hospital operators. Refer to Our Staff page for details.

Management of Oncology Patients with Neutropenia

Oncology Neutropenia Policy

Management of Infection and Prophylaxis in Haematology

CDHB Red Book

Antiemetic Guidelines for Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy (Oncology)
Oncology Antiemetic Policy

Antimetic Guidelines for Haematology
CDHB Red Book

Oral Care for Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy (Oncology)
Oral Care Guidelines 

Chemotherapy Induced Diarrhoea

Guidelines for Management of Diarrhoea related to Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy Induced Diarrhoea Flow Chart

Extravasation Policy

Management of Extravasation of Cytotoxic Drugs

Chemotherapy Infusor Device Management
Chemotherapy Infusor Device Management Guideline

Intraventricular Chemotherapy
Intraventricular Cytotoxic Therapy

Infusion Related Reactions

Infusion Related Reactions Guidance

Serious Infusion Reaction Flow Chart

Mild-moderate Infusion Related Reaction Flow Chart

Infusion Reaction Kit Contents

Telephone Assessment
Nursing Telephone Triage and Follow-up calls Guideline

Cytotoxic and Biotherapy Medication Management
Cytotoxic and Biotherapy Medication

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Page last reviewed: 30 May 2018
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