HSCT Graft vs Host Disease (GVHD)

There is a knowledge deficit in the pathophysiology, morbidity, mortality, and treatment options associated with GVHD. Gaps in knowledge can lead to slower recognition, treatment, and advocacy for this patient population. Since immunosuppression is currently the mainstay of treatment these patients are at increased risk for infection and other secondary complications from acute and chronic GVH. 

Release Date:
October 2021

Expiration Date:
October 2024

Estimated Duration of Course:
1 hour

This offering carries 1.00 contact hour.

Target Audience

The target audience is RNs, APPs, and those providing direct clinical care to this patient population. 

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the pathophysiology and diagnosis of patients with acute and chronic GVH. 
  • List the treatment options related to the care of a patient experiencing GVHD. 

Additional Information

Provided by: 

The Norman Knight Nursing Center     

Please visit our website at mghpcs.org/KnightCenter   

Course version: 10.2021.6.1 

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Zachariah DeFilipp, MD 

Nurse Planner

Patricia Crispi PhD(c), RN, NPD-BC 

Content Expert

Giuliana De Marchi, NP 

Planning Committee

Maria Alfonso, RN 

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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