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Class Information for ONS Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Course

Session: June 2022
Type: Online
Class Size: 5
# Openings: 5
Class Session Date(s): 06/01/22 - 06/30/22
Registration Dates: 11/15/2021 09:57 AM - 12/31/2022 10:57 AM
Coordinator: Joan Aaron


This comprehensive course will enhance your understanding of hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) and provide concepts to apply to your care of HSCT patients. You’ll learn about concepts of HSCT patient care, outcomes, acute and late effects of transplant as well as resources for effective HSCT programs. This course is ideal for nurses new to HSCT nursing. This course is for Clinical Center Nursing Department employees only.

Contact Hours

4.25 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 receive an email from the course coordinator in your work email account. This email will contain detailed instructions to link your ONS account to the On Demand platform. You must use the activation link from your work email account to complete this prior to taking the course. You will be enrolled in the ONS course at no cost to you through the On Demand Platform. You will then be able to access this course from any computer by logging into your personal ONS account. This course begins once this class is pushed to your account on ons.org. You will enjoy access to the course material for 180 days. You can register at any time. Your user account activation instructions will be emailed to you at the beginning of the month you have registered.

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 June 01, 2022 07:00 AM - 07:00 AM NIH Clinical Center:ONLINE