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Class Information for ONS Fundamentals of Blood and Marrow Transplant

Session: September 2021
Type: Online
Class Size: 20
# Openings: 19
Class Session Date(s): 09/01/21 - 09/30/21
Registration Dates: 11/23/2020 09:57 AM - 09/01/2021 10:57 AM
Coordinator: Joan Aaron


This comprehensive overview will enhance your ability to care for patients receiving a blood or marrow transplant (BMT) throughout their continuum. You will learn about the resources for setting-up and enhancing blood and marrow transplant programs, discuss advanced concepts and future directions for 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 ONS course registration.

This course is for Clinical Center Nursing Department employees only.

Contact Hours

20.5 contact hours will be awarded if all course components are met.

Special Comments

This course is offered on-demand. Registration is a two-part process. First, you register with the CCND via ClassTrack Course Registration system and then you will be issued an Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) voucher. You can register at any time. The voucher will be emailed to you at the beginning of the month. This voucher will serve as payment to officially register for the BMT course. Instructions on how to immediately access the course will be sent to you with the voucher. This course begins when you redeem your voucher. Once you redeem the voucher, you have six months to complete the class. You will enjoy continuous access to the course for six months.

Target Audience

CCND Clinical Research Nurses working with blood and marrow transplant patients at NIH. In order to enroll in this course, you must be an employee of the Clinical Center Nursing Department.

Course Objectives

1. Explain the importance of our immune system and how it is related to the types and success of blood and marrow transplantation.

2. 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.

3. Summarize the pre-transplant evaluation process for patients and donors, including important aspects to consider when choosing a donor.

4. Differentiate between acute and chronic graft-versus-host disease and nursing care for the patient with each type.

5. Predict when the transplant patient is at the highest risk to develop an infection and anticipate the treatment that will be prescribed.

6. Prepare the transplant patient with information related to survivorship issues and potential late effects that can occur after transplantation.



Session Schedule

Date Times Location
Wednesday September 01, 2021 07:00 AM - 07:00 AM NIH Clinical Center:ONLINE