Stem Cell Transplant Course Spring 2021
This two-day course addresses the individual and joint needs of nursing, pharmacy, and other professions in relation to Stem Cell Transplantation. It includes information on current transplantation issues such as patient work-up, disease process, patient care, and management. Selected topics include differentiating types of transplants, mobilization and preparative regimens, growth factors, the role of total body irradiation, transfusion issues, graft versus host disease, CAR T-Cell therapies, and other transplant related topics.
All courses are sponsored by UPMC Hillman Cancer Center.
The faculty consists of healthcare professionals with expertise in cancer care at UPMC.
The course is designed for registered nurses and other healthcare professionals involved in caring for patients undergoing stem cell transplant. Six months to one year of oncology experience and the completion of the Foundations to Practice Series (Pathophysiology of Cancer, Cancer Treatment Modalities, and the Immune System; Overview of Solid Tumors; Symptom Management of Patients with Cancer; Oncology Emergencies and Advanced Cancer Care Issues; and Hematological Malignancies) and Comprehensive Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Course or other introductory cancer courses are strongly recommended.
At the end of the course, participants should be able to:
- Discuss the role of stem cell transplant in cancer and other diseases.
- Compare and contrast the role of autologous, allogeneic, haploidentical, and cord blood transplant in treating hematological malignancies.
- Understand preparative regimen chemotherapy and what preparative regimen is indicated based on disease and other comorbidities.
- Understand the transfusion needs surrounding patients who need or receive a stem cell transplant.
- Describe appropriate interventions for the management of transplant associated complications including acute and chronic graft verse host disease, infection, and organ toxicities.
- Describe the process of pre-transplant evaluation, mobilization, cell collection, cell infusion, and troubleshooting infusion related complications for transplant patients and donors.
- Understand HLA typing and donor selection for allogeneic and haploidentical transplants.
- Understand the purpose and importance of immunosuppression in the stem cell transplant population.
- Identify the role of rehabilitation resources in patients undergoing stem cell transplant.
- Understand the short term and long term follow up requirements and role of survivorship care planning, including patient education across the transplant continuum of care.
- Recall the clinical background of chimeric antigen receptor modified T-cells and the diseases indicated for this type of treatment.
- Discuss the outpatient management of a Stem Cell Transplant patient.
- Recall the nursing care considerations of a patient receiving CAR T-Cell therapy.
- Acute Graft Versus Host Disease
- CAR T-Cells: Clinical Background
- Chronic Graft Versus Host Disease
- Conflict at the Bedside
- Discharge Teaching and Follow Up
- Haploidentical Transplant
- HLA Typing
- Infections: Risks, Prophylaxis, Treatment
- Mobilization, Growth Factors, and Collection
- Organ Complications
- Outpatient Care of the Stem Cell Transplant Patient
- Overview of Transplant
- Preparative Regimens
- Pre-Transplant Evaluation
- Psychosocial Issues During Transplant
- RN Care of the CAR T-Cell Patient
- Role of Rehabilitation in SCT
- Stem Cell Administration: Management, Patient Education and Troubleshooting
- Transfusion Issues in SCT
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The University of Pittsburgh has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 13 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 13 contact hours.
To receive 13 Contact Hours, the learner must sign in, attend the entire activity, and complete the activity evaluation.
- 13.00 AAPA Category I CME
- 13.00 ACPE PharmacyThe UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education.
- 13.00 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 13.00 Attendance
All UPMC employees are required to register for educational programs through https://CCE.upmc.edu. If you are new to the registration system, you will need to create an account prior to course registration using your UPMC email address. Manager approval may be required for some programs for some employees. If you receive an approval required notice when enrolling, please notify your manager of your interest in the program. Certificates will be available to download and stored for future reference. For step by step instructions on how to access your credits visit, https://cce.upmc.com/FAQ/access_credits. To answer other common questions, please visit https://cce.upmc.com/FAQ.
The registration fee for this individual course is $150. The registration fee includes program materials and morning and afternoon refreshments. Tuition is waived for employees of UPMC and UPMC affiliates.
Deadline for registration is one week before the course date.
Confirmation letters are emailed to all registrants one week prior to class. Confirmation letters contain directions to the site, information on parking, as well as other details. If you have any questions, need more information, or do not receive confirmation prior to the course, contact Brittni Prosdocimo at firstname.lastname@example.org.