BMT Education Class
City of Hope Arizona is building an Immune Effector Cell Therapy Program. We are starting with Autologous Stem Cell Transplant. We have many new staff members, some of whom do not have extensive Stem Cell Transplant experience. Our program will provide up-to-date education in the basics of Autologous Stem Cell Transplant. It will teach staff about some of the common complications of Autologous Stem Cell Transplant. It will do this in a collaborative group setting allowing for team dialogue regarding current practices and relevant patient discussions.
Our team is composed of doctors, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, and pharmacists from different programs and perspectives. In building the program, it is important to have standard practices when caring for cellular therapy patients. While we have SOPs in place, many learners benefit from in-person discussion and real patient case scenarios. The gap exists at this time because of the growth and development of a new program.
City of Hope Phoenix Cellular Therapy Team (APPs, RNs, Pharmacists, MDs) for staff education.
- Examine indications for autologous hematopoietic progenitor cells (HPC) transplantation.
- Assess donor selection, evaluation, and management/review informed consent/suitable recipients for HPC transplantation.
- Outline apheresis collection, cryopreservation, and product administration of HPC products.
- Discuss preparative or conditioning regimens for HPC transplantation and management of adverse effects.
- Demonstrate management of neutropenic fever and mucositis.
- Discuss possible barriers and biases which may impact patient care (i.e., race, ethnicity, language, gender identity/orientation, age, socioeconomic status, attitudes, feelings, or other characteristics).
Christopher Coughlin, PharmD, BCOP Stem Cell Transplant/Cellular Therapy Pharmacy Coordinator, City of Hope Phoenix
Ginna Granroth, PA-C Hematology/Cellular Therapy, City of Hope
Meagan Higgins, NP-C, AOCNP Hematology/Cellular Therapy, City of Hope Phoenix
Jenny Hohman, RN, BSN, OCN Stem Cell Nurse, CAHCTI Inpatient Department, City of Hope Phoenix
Jeffrey R. Schriber, MD, FRCP Director of Hematologic Malignancies, City of Hope Phoenix
Amy Skwier, MSN, RN Stem Cell, Apheresis Registered Nurse, City of Hope
Presenter: Christopher Coughlin, PharmD, BCOP; Ginna Granroth, PA-C; Meagan Higgins, NP-C, AOCNP; Jenny Hohman, RN, BSN, OCN; and Amy Skwier, MSN, RN have all indicated that they have no relevant financial relationships. Jeffrey R. Schriber, MD, FRCP has indicated that he is On the Speakers Bureau for AstraZeneca, BeiGene, Bristol Myers Squibb, Novartis, Sanofi, and Seattle Genetics; and is a Stock/Shareholder in Bristol Myers Squibb, CRISPR Therapeutics (CRSP), GenMab, Karyopharm Therapeutics, Inc., and Seattle Genetics.
Dr. Coughlin will be discussing the off-label or investigational use of Thiotepa, Carboplatin, Etoposide, Carmustine, Cytarabine, Cyclophosphamide.
Planners: Ginna Granroth, PA-C and Meagan Higgins, NP-C, AOCNP
The educational content has been peer-reviewed, an attestation on file and no conflicts were noted.
CME Committee/Reviewer Nothing to Disclose: Daneng Li, MD
ACCREDITATION STATEMENT: City of Hope is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
CREDIT DESIGNATION: City of Hope designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The following credit type(s) are being offered for this course:
• AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ 4.0
The following may apply AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for license renewal:
Registered Nurses: Nurses may report up to 4.0 credit hours toward the continuing education requirements for license renewal by their state Board of Registered Nurses (BRN). AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ may be noted on the license renewal application in lieu of a BRN provider number.
Physician Assistants: The National Commission on Certification of Physicians Assistants states that AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ accredited courses are acceptable for CME requirements for recertification.
- 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™City of Hope is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
City of Hope designates this BMT Education Class for a maximum of 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ requirements. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 4.00 Attendance