Continuing Education Credits

Course meets the requirements for 1 RACE hours of continuing education credit for veterinary technicians and veterinarians in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB's RACE approval. However, participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery.

RACE Subject Category: Medical; Delivery Method: Non-interactive Distance; Program Number 921124.


Content Presenter

Danielle D. DeCormier LVT, VTS(Oncology), CFE


Course Focus and Learning Objectives

VetCE on Demand: : The Leaky Vessel: Extravasation Protocols and Antidotes utilizes the archive of a live presentation under the same name.

This course discusses what to do when chemotherapy administration goes wrong. It covers the common injectable chemotherapeutics and what to do if they get outside the vein. Each drug will be explained as an irritant or vesicant, plus whether or not it has an antidote, and what the suggested protocols are if extravasated. Chemotherapy handling and administration will be addressed in terms of safety and prevention.

At the end of the course participants should be able to:

  • discuss what to do in the case of chemotherapy extravasation of common injectable chemotherapeutics: vincristine, vinblastine, doxorubicin, mitoxantrone, carboplatin, and mechlorethamine
  • outline safe chemo handling and administration
  • discuss the antidotes hyaluronidase and dexrazoxane, plus the recommended protocol per drug


Participant Feedback

When asked what aspects of the course liked best some responses were:

...For a Lab Animal Veterinarian this was excellent information. I will recommend to name the chemotherapeutic agents by their name and no by their brand name.

...Such great information! Very helpful that the different drugs were broken down with what exact steps and doses to do and give to help me be able to jump into action if my doctor is not in the room right away.

...The technician teaching the course is very knowledgeable and has an excellent speaking voice

...Really simple and succinct instructions on what to do in case of chemo extravasation. Slides were laid out clearly and simply and were very easy to follow. Onco tech of 4.5 years and very much enjoyed this quick onco CE! Thank- you! :)


Open Enrollment with Immediate Access and Individual Scheduling

This is an open enrollment course. Participants may enroll at any time. Upon submission of enrollment the participant is immediately added to the course. The course welcome email provides login and other important information.

This is an asynchronous course, meaning it does not contain real time components. Participants do not need to be logged into the course at specific times to attend lectures or view presentations. Participants do not need to complete the course in one sitting.

Completion Deadline:

Participants have 60 days from date of enrollment to view the presentation, as often as desired, as well as submit the two completion requirements outlined below. If after 60 days the completion requirements have not been submitted, the participant will be graded out of the course as incomplete.


Completion Requirements

The completion requirements for this course are:

  • complete the quiz with a score of 80% or better - multiple attempts are permitted
  • submit the course survey

Upon submission of the final completion requirement, the participant will automatically be marked as completed and the course completion email will be sent out. The participant will have immediate access to the certificate.


Course Fee

Price: $25.00 USD

Practices may enroll individual team members. To learn how to assign a specific team member to a course, please visit the Assigning Students page.

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