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 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: 10.2021.3.1

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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 

The Norman Knight Nursing Center for Clinical & Professional Development at Massachusetts General Hospital is approved with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation (OBN-001-91).

Criteria for successful completion include: registration and check-in at the program, attendance of no less than 80% of the event, completion of any assigned pre and/or post work, attestation statement when required, and activity evaluation. Certificate with contact hours will then be delivered electronically.

No one with the ability to control content of this activity has a relevant financial relationship with an ineligible company.


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