Fundamentals of Blood and Marrow Transplant

Fundamentals of Blood and Marrow Transplant

Contact hours
On Demand

This comprehensive overview will enhance your ability to care for patients receiving BMT throughout the cancer continuum. You’ll learn about resources for setting up and enhancing BMT programs, discuss advanced concepts and future directions of BMT, and take home clinical pearls for caring for pediatric BMT recipients. The e-book version of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation: A Manual for Nursing Practice is included with the course registration.

This course is offered on demand. Instructions on how to immediately access the course will be sent to you in an automatically generated email receipt after you register. You will enjoy continuous access for six months.

Fundamentals of Blood and Marrow Transplant Course Topics

  • The Evolution of HSCT
  • Basics of Hematopoiesis
  • Indications for HSCT and Survival Outcomes
  • Donor Selection
  • Stem Cell Collection
  • Autologous Stem Cell Transplant
  • Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplant
  • HSCT Infusion
  • Infections
  • Engraftment
  • Acute Complications
  • Graft-versus Host Disease (GVHD)
  • Survivorship
  • Survivorship: Ethics and Quality of Life
  • FACT Accreditation
  • Education

You may also be interested in the ONS book Hematologic Malignancies in Adults.

Expected Outcome

Upon completion of this activity, the learner will apply evidence-based care concepts of blood and marrow transplant as well as symptom management and acute and chronic complications of transplant into nursing care.

Target Audience

This course is intended for oncology nurses newer to the BMT specialty as well as more experienced nurses who would like to enhance their knowledge of BMT.

ILNA Breakdown

20.5 ILNA points may be applied toward:

  • 3.5 points: Scientific Basis
  • 7 points: Treatment Modalities
  • 7 points: Oncologic Emergencies
  • 3 points: Survivorship

13.5 ILNA points may be applied toward:

  • 3.5 points: Scientific Basis for Practice
  • 7 points: Treatment Modalities
  • 3 points: Survivorship

20.5 ILNA points may be applied toward:

  • 3 points each: Survivorship, Basic Concepts, Types of Transplants, Pre-Transplant Care, GVHD Prevention, Post-Transplant Issues
  • 2.5 points: Preparative Regimens
Learning Objectives
  • Explain the importance of our immune system and how it relates to the types and success of blood and marrow transplantation.
  • Distinguish between the different types of blood and marrow transplants as evidenced by an understanding of the unique issues that can occur with each type.
  • Summarize the pre-transplant evaluation process for patients and donors, including important aspects to consider when choosing a donor.
  • Differentiate between acute and chronic graft-versus-host disease and nursing care for the patient with each type.
  • Predict when the transplant patient is at the highest risk to develop an infection and anticipate the treatment that will be prescribed.
  • Prepare the transplant patient with information related to survivorship issues and potential late effects that can occur after transplantation.

The Oncology Nursing Society is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation.

ONS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #2850.

Individual Pricing Options


Group purchases are available

 Registering for 10 or more people? Group discounts are available for this course.

To find out more, contact ONS customer service at or 866-257-4667, option 2. Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 am–5 pm EST.

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