A number of nuclear medicine procedures require the administration of non-radioactive medicinal products in order to optimise the biodistribution of the radiopharmaceutical. The preparation and administration of these medicines is often undertaken by non-medical personnel including nurses, radiographers and nuclear medicine clinical practitioners.
This document provides guidance on the preparation and administration of these non-radioactive medicines and should be read in conjunction with ‘Certificate for the administration of intravenous radiopharmaceuticals by healthcare professionals working in nuclear medicine’ (BNMS Nurses and technology Groups) 1 (Appendix and ‘Safety in Doses: Improving the use of medicines in the UK’ (NPSA)2
Reviewed August 2016 by Dr Bev Ellis on behalf of the BNMS Professional Standards Committee
Guidance for the administration of medicinal products by non-medical personnel as part of Clinical Nuclear Medicine Procedures 2016