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Transplant Nursing Agenda


Don't miss the first annual BMT Tandem Meetings Clinical Practice Forum Saturday, February 19 from 8:15 AM - 3:00 PM with sessions designed for all allied health professionals across roles and disciplines to address clinically relevant topics. 

3:00PM–5:00PM         Nursing Oral Abstracts - Session 1



8:15AM–8:30AM         Announcements
8:30AM–9:30AM         ABO Incompatible Transplants: Getting the Right Stuff
                                 Bruce Ballard, RN, BSN
9:30AM–10:15AM       Sexuality and Sexual Dysfunction
                                 D. Kathryn Tierney, RN, PhD
10:15AM–10:30AM     Break
10:30AM–12:00PM     Hot Topics in HCT Nursing: What is Your Practice?
Resistant Organisms - Screening and Management in BMT
                                 Ellen Olson, RN, MS, CPNP
                                 Rooming in: Effects on BMT Recipients and Caregivers
                                 Patricia Prince, MEd, MSW, LICSW
                                 Food Safety in BMT
                                 Kathy Allen, MA, RD, LD, CSO 
12:00PM–2:00PM      HCT Recipient/Donor Reunion
                                Dennis Confer, MD

                                 BMSCT SIG Update
                                 D. Kathryn Tierney, RN, PhD 
                                 Coordinator ONS BMSCT SIG
                                 ASBMT Transplant Nursing SIG
                                 Kim Schmit-Pokorny, RN, MSN, OCN 
                                 Chair ASBMT Nursing SIG 
Steering Committee 

                                 NMDP and SIG Surveys
2:00PM–2:45PM         Roundtable Sessions 

                                 Resistant Organisms Screening and Management in BMT   
                                 Ellen Olson, RN, MS, CPNP

                                 Caregivers/Rooming In
                                 Patricia Prince, MEd, MSW, LICSW
                                 Leslie Wehrlen, RN, BSN, OCN
                                 Food Safety in BMT
                                 Kathryn A. Allen, MA, RD, LD, CSO

                                 Ocular GVHD
                                 Mary Heffernan, RN, MN, ARNP

                                 Claudia Sterner, RN

                                 Nursing Orientation/Staff Education
                                 Krystie Fenton, BSN
                                 Alix Beaupierre, RN, BSN, OCN

                                 Vascular Access Devices Adults/Pediatrics
                                 Katherine Mary-Gonzales, RN, BSN
                                 Kathleen Demmel, RN, MHA

                                 Evidence-Based Practice
                                 Gayl Talbert, RN

                                 Rebecca Howard, BSN, RN, OCN

                                 Intensive Care Units
                                 Trisha Jenkins, BSN, MPA
2:45PM–3:00PM         Break

3:00PM–3:45PM         Roundtable Sessions (Repeat)

6:45PM                      Poster Session



8:15AM–8:30AM        Announcements
8:30AM–9:30AM        Metabolic Syndrome in HCT Survivors
                                K. Scott Baker, MD, MS
9:30AM–10:15AM      Cutaneous Effects of Stem Cell Transplantation
                                Theresa Latchford, RN, MSN, AOCN
10:15AM–10:30AM    Break
10:30AM–12:00PM    Concurrent Sessions
                                Adult Breakout: HCT for AML in the Elderly
                                Nelson Chao, MD, MBA
                                Martha Lassiter, RN MSN, OCN 
                                Pediatric Breakout: HCT in Individuals with Metabolic 

                                Paul Orchard, MD
                                Teresa Kivisto, RN

12:00PM–2:00PM      Lunch and Oral Abstract Session 2

                                Nursing Incivility in the BMT Nursing Practice Setting
                                Holly Benson, BSN

                                Assessing Quality of Life (QOL), Spiritual Well-Being, and
                                Use of Resources throughout the HCT Process
                                Janet Sirilla, MSN, RN, OCN

                                The Quality of the Adult Caregiver-Recipient Relationship
                                May Buffer Caregiver Burden During Allogeneic
                                Leslie Wehrlen, RN, BSN, OCN

                                End-Of-Life and Palliative Care in BMT: Nurses Need
                                Education and Support
                                Leslie Lauesdorf, RN, BSN
2:00PM–2:05PM       Closing Remarks and Evaluations

Registered attendees can earn 18.75 nursing contact hours if all educational sessions are attended in their entirety. ONS is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC's) Commission on Accreditation. Accreditation as an ANCC provider refers only to its continuing education activities and does not imply endorsement of any commercial products. ONS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #2850.

Last Updated: 5/18/2015 6:20 PM