HSCT Introduction and History of Bone Marrow Transplant

During this course, learners will learn more about Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation including - Donor Source (Auto vs. Allo), Bone Marrow versus PBSC for Allo, Conditioning (Preparative) Therapy: MAC vs RIC (vs NMA), Allogeneic HCT donor types and GVHD vs GVL. Learners will also learn more about Supportive Care and Survivorship. 

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

  • Define Bone Marrow Transplant  
  • Explain the history of BMT and the history of the MGH BMT Program  
  • Define Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation  
  • Explain the differences between Donor Source (Autologous vs. Allogeneic)  
  • Describe Bone Marrow vs Peripheral Blood Stem Cell (PBSC) for Allogeneic  
  • Explain Conditioning (Preparative) Therapy: Myeloablative Conditioning (MAC) vs Reduced-Intensity Conditioning (RIC) (vs NMA)  
  • Define Allogeneic HCT donor types  
  • Differentiate between GVHD vs GVL  
  • Describe principles of Supportive Care and Survivorship 

Additional Information

Provided by: 

The Norman Knight Nursing Center

Please visit our website at https://mghpcs.org/KnightCenter

Course version: 10.2021.1.1 

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Thomas Spitzer, MD

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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