Bone Marrow Transplant Unit Nurses
Caring of neutropenic patient is one of the most difficult tasks in all cancer centers across the globe. There comes the importance of specialized nursing care to neutropenic patients-The kind of quality nursing care which we are providing in our BMT nursing department. All the nurses in the BMT unit are specially trained for handling BMT patients who are at a severe risk of infections and other complications. We have a curriculum for training the nurses including understanding the protocols admixture and administration of various high-dose chemotherapy agents, born marrow or stem cell harvest and its preservation and infusion process .Also we are providing training to nurses from various centers across the country those who are interested to learn transplant nursing.
Roles of bone Marrow Transplant Unit Nurses includes:-
In addition to general nursing care, responsibilities of bone marrow transplant Nurses include (but are not limited to):
- Provide direct and individualized nursing care to patients based on the application of scientific nursing principles.
- Assess, diagnose and manage the clinical needs of Bone Marrow Transplant patients in the unit.
- Screen patients for disease or communicate diagnostic decisions based on interpretation of clinical and other findings such as laboratory results or radiology reports.
- Devise individual care plans utilizing all available resources, including specific protocols, and taking into consideration the lifestyle, gender and cultural background of the patient and ensuring involvement with the patient, family and significant others.
- Manage the clinical needs of Bone Marrow Transplant patients within the hospital setting in line with approved evidence based clinical protocols and within the agreed sphere of clinical practice.
- Manages basic life support needs and stabilizes based upon nursing standards and protocol
- Starting peripheral intravenous lines.
- Maintenance and care of Central or Peripheral Lines including Assessing line site and patency regularly, keeping infection control and prevention as a priority
- Administering medications including chemotherapy and fluid therapy.
- Safely monitor patients throughout infusion therapy.
- Reports adverse reactions to medications or treatments in accordance with the policy regarding the administration of medications.
- Monitor the patient’s response to treatment throughout therapy
- Educate patients and families/caregivers and donors regarding all aspects of transplantation/cellular therapy and serve as their Advocate.
- Displays professionalism while completing multiple urgent tasks in a timely manner
- Records all care information concisely, accurately and completely, in a timely manner, in the appropriate format and on the appropriate forms