HSCT Infectious Complications

The majority of this activity will be a lecture by Dr. Sarah Hammond, an Infectious Diseases specialist at Mass General who will focus on causes of sepsis and other infectious complications related to Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (HSCT). Along with complications that may occur during transplant, the program will also include indications of initial fever, mucositis and gastrointestinal infections and the nursing management of these complications. Participants will also have read articles recommended by her to enrich their learning while participating in the course. 

Release Date:
May 2021

Expiration Date:
May 2024

Estimated Duration of Course:
2 hours

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

  • Describe the causes of sepsis and other infectious complications related to Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (HSCT).  
  • List complications that may occur during transplant.  
  • Explain indications of initial fever, mucositis and gastrointestinal infections.  
  • Describe the nursing management of specific complications. 

Additional Information

Provided by: 

The Norman Knight Nursing Center 

Please visit our website at mghpcs.org/KnightCenter

Course version: 10.2021.2.1

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Sarah Hammond, MD

Nurse Planner

Patricia Crispi PhD(c), RN, NPD-BC

Content Experts

Giuliana De Marchi MSN, NP, 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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