Reply To: BMT Class

  • Carie Murphy

    January 9, 2023 at 8:02 am

    Is this a one or two day course typically?  And is it set up like Foundations or is there a computerized test at the end?




    Carie Murphy, MSN, RN, CPON

    Peds Hem/Onc/BMT Educator

    Wolfson Children’s Hospital

    800 Prudential Drive, Weaver Tower 4

    Jacksonville, FL  32207

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    Original Message:
    Sent: 1/7/2023 11:23:00 PM
    From: Misty Evans
    Subject: RE: BMT Class

    Hello All, Rita is away from her computer, so I wanted to post at least the Transplant Foundations Module descriptions below.  We will provide an outline soon as well! 

    Module 1 – Introduction & Overview

    1. describe the goals of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT)
    2. describe the types of HSCT and indications for its use
    3. explain the ethical considerations related to HSCT.

    Module 2 – HSCT Types, Selections, Stem Cell/Cellular Therapy Sources

    1. describe HSCT donor types and selections
    2. define HSCT stem cell sources and collections
    3. describe other HSCT cellular therapy.

    Module 3 – Hematopoietic Stemm Cell Transplant (HSCT) Conditioning Regimens

    1. describe the principles of HSCT conditioning regimens
    2. define types of HSCT conditioning regimens
    3. explain patient care and monitoring related to HSCT conditioning regimens.

    Module 4 – Administration and Management of Stem Cell Infusions

    1. define the different types of stem cell infusions and the implication for the use of each
    2. identify methods of stem cell product manipulation and explain the procs and cons of using each
    3. understand implications and ABO incompatibility
    4. describe the preparation of the patient and environment and the necessary monitoring for cell therapy infusions
    5. identify expected minor and serious adverse events of stem cell infusion and nursing management
    6. describe psychosocial considerations in caring for patients undergoing cell therapy infusions.

    Module 5 – Recognition and Management of Toxicities

    1. recognize common toxicities following HSCT
    2. identify nursing interventions to prevent and manage toxicities following HSCT.

    Module 6 – Common HSCT Complications

    1. describe the pathophysiology of acute and chronic Graft-Versus-Host Disease (GVHD)
    2. recognize the signs and symptoms of acute and chronic GVHD
    3. describe and demonstrate an understanding of the staging and grading guidelines for GVHD
    4. describe the most common prophylactic and management strategies for acute and chronic GVHD.

    Module 7 – Discharge Planning and Education

    1. determine appropriate discharge criteria following HSCT
    2. identify patient and caregiver education needs following HSCT
    3. explain ongoing follow-up of the post-transplant patient after the hospital discharge.

    Module 8 – Immune Reconstitution and Late Effects

    1. describe the late complications of HSCT
    2. recognize the risk factors associated with late complications of HSCT
    3. identify diagnostic tests to monitor long-term complications of HSCT
    4. describe the recommended survivorship follow-up for HSCT survivors.

    Module 9 – Boundaries & Self-Care

    1. identify expectations for maintaining professional boundaries when caring for chronic, long-term patients receiving HSCT
    2. describe a relationship-based model of care’s essential components
    3. define provider well-being within the context of personal and team accountability.

    Original Message:
    Sent: 12/27/2022 9:32:00 AM
    From: Jayme Townson
    Subject: RE: BMT Class

    Would love to see the outlines as well. Thanks!


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    Original Message:
    Sent: 12/26/2022 11:33:00 PM
    From: Rita Secola
    Subject: RE: BMT Class

    I can send you the modules outlines?

    It is very comprehensive and finally current!

    Sent from my iPad

    Original Message:
    Sent: 12/26/2022 11:22:00 PM
    From: Sheila Tobin
    Subject: RE: BMT Class

    Hi Rita, can you provide more information of the structure of the new APHON BMT Foundations course?  We offer the APHON BMT Foundations course over 2 days currently, with providers/subject matter experts presenting the different lectures.  The new course is listed as modules, with an option of presentations.  Is there any way to see the subjects covered in each module prior to purchase?

    Thank you!

    Sheila Tobin BSN RN CPON
    Clinical Nurse Educator
    Rady Children’s Hospital
    San Diego CA
    Original Message:
    Sent: 06-24-2022 01:54 PM
    From: Rita Secola
    Subject: BMT Class

    FYI to all

    NEW Fabulous APHON Peds HSCT Curriculum Modules coming very soon!


    Rita Secola PhD RN CPON NEA-BC FAAN

    Clinical Services Director

    Cancer and Blood Disease Institute

    Vascular Access

    Children’s Hospital Los Angeles



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    Original Message:
    Sent: 6/24/2022 1:37:00 PM
    From: Nancy Noonan
    Subject: RE: BMT Class

    Thank you for your response about using the ONS Course for training at your center.  
    Do you provide supplemental content specific to pediatrics and you center operations?  I took that course years ago and it had very little pediatric content at the time. I would be interested in hearing about how you address this gap.  It seems like using the on-line course would be beneficial to provide the basic concepts and nursing care of TCT. and then more on-site/in-house training re: peds and center-specific concerns. 
    Thank you,
    Nancy Noonan MS, RN, PCNS-BC, BMTCN
    Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist
    Blood & Marrow Transplant Program

    The CNS is an expert in clinical practice, patient education, research and consultation and influences the three spheres of practice: patient care, nursing and systems.

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    Ph: 510.428.3885 ext 2835 / Pager: 510.801.5708 / Fax: 510.597.7169

    Original Message:
    Sent: 6/24/2022 12:21:00 PM
    From: Myra Woolery
    Subject: RE: BMT Class

    The nurses at our institution complete the online hematopoietic stem cell transplant course provided by ONS.

    Myra Woolery, CPON,PHD,RN
    Clinical Nurse Specialist
    Baltimore, MD
    United States

    Original Message:
    Sent: 06-24-2022 10:41 AM
    From: Maureen Sanders
    Subject: BMT Class

    Is anyone offering a BMT course/class in the near future?
    If you are, please let me know.

    Maureen Sanders, CPON,RN
    Oviedo, FL
    United States