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Our units are housed separately. They care for transplant patients throughout their orientation. We use APHON/PBMTC Foundations of Pediatric Hematopoietic Progenitor Cell Transplantation; Core Curriculum to educate our staff on transplant. Do you use this program to augment any other didactic program or do you use it as a continuing education tool? it is used as a in orientation and as continuing education for agency staff.
——————————————- Regina Wilkes CNL-St.Jude Children’s Research Hospital Memphis, TN United States ——————————————-
——————————————- Original Message: Sent: 09-09-2014 10:50 AM From: Maritza Salazar Abshire Subject: Stem Cell Transplant Training
This message has been cross posted to the following Discussions: Inpatient Staff Hospital Issues and Nurse Educators . ——————————————- Good Afternoon Everyone, I have two questions for those of you that have Stem Cell Transplant patients housed on the same unit as the Heme/Onc patients as we do at The Children’s Cancer Hospital at MD Anderson Cancer Center.
1. What is the education process you have for the transplant nurses? Do you wait any amount of time before allowing them to care for transplant patients or is it part of their initial orientation process?
Presently we wait until the RN has been on the unit for a year before we “certify” them to care for transplant patients. Once they’ve achieved a year of tenure on the unit I hold a transplant class, which includes lectures and hands on education regarding care of the transplant patient, these lectures are given by faculty and staff involved in the Stem Cell Transplant process- physicians, pharmacists, PT/OT, child life, nursing etc.
2. I’d like to know if anyone uses the APHON/PBMTC Foundations of Pediatric Hematopoietic Progenitor Cell Transplantation; Core Curriculum to educate their staff? What are your thoughts? Do you use this program to augment any other didactic program or do you use it as a continuing education tool? thanks for your replies-
——————————————- Maritza Salazar Abshire Nurse Educator Houston, TX United States ——————————————-