Managing the Hematopoietic Cell Transplant Patient

November 02, 2021,  2:00 PM - 3:30 PM 

Event Type: Webinars

This webinar will highlight nutrition assessment components, review nutrition support practices, and describe nutritional implications associated with gastrointestinal GVHD in hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) recipients. Patients undergoing HCT are a highly heterogenous population in terms of their nutrient needs and requirement for nutrition intervention. The implications of dose-intensive conditioning regimens, coupled with the debilitating effects of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), can be extremely complex and adversely effect a patient's nutritional status. Decreased oral intake, increased nutrient requirements, and impaired nutrient utilization often necessitate medical nutrition therapy. The use of standard supportive care measures, including parenteral nutrition and enteral nutrition, have varied over the past four decades and are highly dependent upon the type of transplant being utilized.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify necessary components of a comprehensive nutritional assessment for patients undergoing hematopoietic cell transplantation
  2. Construct appropriate nutritional plan of care for patients undergoing hematopoietic cell transplantation 
  3. Describe nutritional implications associated with gastrointestinal graft versus host disease

Kerry McMillen, MS, RD, CSO, FAND, Manager, Nutrition Therapy Services, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Seattle, WA

Paula Charuhas Macris, MS, RD, CSO, FAND, Nutrition Education Coordinator/Pediatric Nutrition Specialist, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Seattle

David M. Hockenbery, MD, Medical Director, Procedure Suite, Head, Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Professor, Divisions of Clinical Research, Human Biology, Public Health Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA

Joel Rush MS, RD, LD, CNSC, Neonatal Dietitian St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston, TX

UAN: JA0002345-0000-21-090-L01-P
Level: Intermediate
CE Credits: 1.5 hours

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