Tas Branch CPD Event: Post-allogenic BMT management in a non-specialist hospital
Hospitals that do not conduct allogenic bone marrow transplants may still see these patients down the track. Tasmanian patients usually receive their transplant at the Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH). Once they return home, our haematology team collaborates with the RMH to ensure optimal management.
We have identified a need amongst general dispensary, compounding and clinical pharmacists to better understand the care of patients that return to us post-allograft. Our local haematology team will provide their perspective on the collaborative approach with the RMH and will discuss the role of non-specialist pharmacists.
- To provide a brief overview of what is involved in an allogenic bone marrow transplant
- To discuss the role that non-specialist hospitals have when caring for these patients post-allograft, including providing vaccinations and management of complications such as graft vs. host disease
- To reflect on the role that all areas of pharmacy may have in managing these patients
This event is being held face to face at Royal Hobart Hospital. It will also be video conferenced to the following sites where you can attend:
Launceston General Hospital.
Ground Floor, Charles Street
Launceston, Tasmania 7250
North West Regional Hospital
Mersey Community Hospital
La Trobe 7310
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- Dr Nicholas Murphy, Consultant haematologist, Royal Hobart Hospital
- Gillian Sheldon-Collins, Clinical Nurse Consultant - Bone Marrow Transplant Service, Royal Hobart Hospital
The program addresses pharmacist competency standards, including:
- Standard 3.1.2 Assess medication management practices and needs
- Standard 3.2.3 Dispense medicines (including compounded medicines) in consultation with the patient and/or prescriber
- Standard 3.2.5 Provide counselling and information for safe and effective medication management
- Standard 3.2.6 Facilitate continuity of care including during transitions of care
- Standard 3.3.1 Undertake a clinical review
- Standard 3.3.2 Apply clinical review findings to improve health outcomes
- Standard 3.5.1 Review trends in medicine use
National Competency Standards Framework for Pharmacists in Australia, 2016
This activity has been accredited for 1 hour of Group-1 CPD (or 1 CPD credit), suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan. The accreditation number is S2019/49.