Policy Number


Prevention and Management of Infusion Reactions to Systemic Therapy for Cancer - Care Directive - NSHA CD-CAN-005


This care directive provides the order for Registered Nurses with Chemotherapy Certification (RNCC) to provide defined emergency treatments to the patient experiencing an Infusion Reaction (IR) during intravenous (IV) administration of Systemic Therapy for Cancer (STC).

This care directive also allows the RNCC to independently grade an IR and Re-challenge IV administration of an STC drug when clinically appropriate. 

EFFECTIVE in the following areas only:

  • Western Zone
  • Northern Zone
  • Unit 11 Vic only (in Central Zone)

Other zones/areas effective dates to be determined.