HSCT Acute Complications

In association with the Jerome and Celia Reich Oncology Nursing Fellowship, it was evident that resources were needed to promote the development of knowledge and to further enhance the education of nurses caring for patients who were undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT).  This was assessed by conducting an educational needs assessment and staff focus groups in 2019.  Both the electronic survey and focus groups validated the need for educational interventions as resources to nurses in this specialty area of practice.

Release Date:
September 2021

Expiration Date:
September 2024

Estimated Duration of Course:
2 hours and 15 minutes

This offering carries 2.00 ANCC nursing contact hours.

Target Audience

Registered Nurses working on or affiliated with the Lunder 10 Bone Marrow Transplant Unit.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain acute complications that may occur in the HSCT patient population including, but not limited to Engraftment syndrome, PRES, VOD, DAH, haplo storm.  

  • Describe the nursing management and early identification of these complications. 

Additional Information

Provided by: 

The Norman Knight Nursing Center  

Please visit our website at mghpcs.org/KnightCenter

Course version: 3.2021

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Steven L. McAfee, M.D.  

Nurse Planner

Patricia Crispi PhD(c), RN, NPD-BC  

Content Experts

Giuliana De Marchi, MSN, NP and Sally Alexander MSN, RN  

Planning committee

Maria Alfonso, RN and Colleen Walsh, RN 

Mass General Brigham designates this activity for 2.00 ANCC contact hours. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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