Class Information for Cellular Therapy
The purpose of this course is to provide the learner with an understanding of how cellular therapy is used to treat cancer and other diseases, including procedures and practices for cell mobilization, harvest, expansion, and infusion. Additionally, nurses will benefit from detailed knowledge regarding how cellular therapy influences the immune system and the very specific immune related side effects seen with this treatment modality.
This course meets for one 8-hour in person session.
This course is for nurses caring for oncology patients in oncology as well as non-oncology areas in inpatient and ambulatory care settings. This course is appropriate for new graduates, nurses new to oncology, as well as experienced oncology nurses. Participants need to have at least 6 months of experience working in the Clinical Center with Research Participants and Protocols.
Following attendance of the Cellular Therapy Course, the participant will be able to: 1. Identify at least three indications for cellular therapy. 2. Describe procedures for cell harvesting, processing, and infusion. 3. Identify three side effects of cell therapy, including nursing assessment and management strategies.
All participants should have previous or concurrent enrollment in the CCND Online Basic Immunology Course. Additionally, it is recommended nurses working on 1NW, 3NE, and 3SEDH will have previous or concurrent enrollment in the ONS Online Blood and Marrow Transplant Course.