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 ANCC nursing 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: 1.2021

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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

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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