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The purpose of this information is to provide guidance to health professionals in the administration of contrast for radiotherapy simulation scans. Only health care professionals who have attained competency in intravenous (IV) cannulation and administration of contrast as per institutional guidelines should perform the included procedures. This document should be used in conjunction with expert clinical judgement and with individual institutional guidelines or policies.

The health care professional administering IV contrast should follow the relevant national and local institutional guidelines for the safe administration of IV contrast. They should be trained and competent in the relevant procedures including intravenous cannulation, IV contrast administration, the recognition of contrast media reactions, appropriate management, and resuscitation procedures including basic life support and have rapid access to staff competent in advanced life support. Administration of contrast should be in line with the relevant manufacturers’ product information and the TGA requirements including contrast media use, bottles/containers, syringes and all other components of the contrast delivery system.r

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17 Jan 2019