Fundamentals of Blood and Marrow Transplant

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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 180 days.

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

Expected Outcomes

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

Candidates may claim 20.5 CNE or ILNA points in any area of their choosing on the following blueprint areas: Disease-Related Biology, Oncologic Emergencies, Professional Practice, Survivorship, Symptom Management, Treatment, Basic Concepts for Transplantation, Types of Transplants and Sources of Stem Cells, Preparative Regimens, Early Post-Transplant Management, Late Post-Transplant Management.

Candidates will not be able to place the 20.5 ILNA points under both categories as the number of points claimed cannot exceed the total CNE points for the offering.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does this course offer pharmacology content?

Yes, this course contains some pharmacology content. View our estimated pharmacology content page for an estimate for this particular course.

Technical Requirements

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