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This clinical resource has been superseded based on feedback from the nursing reference committee for the following reasons:

  • limited evidence to support use
  • lack of availability of equipment in Australia
  • infection control issues.

This document is intended to provide procedural guidelines for the safe application of frozen gel gloves during administration of docetaxel.

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25 May 2020