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Care of the Bone Marrow Transplant
Care of the Bone Marrow Transplant
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Title of Program: Care of the Bone Marrow Transplant Patient (Series 2017)  GVHD (Session 1, Series 2017)

Program Overview:  Interprofessional BMT staff are not aware of changes in current evidence-based practices. Experts in the field have requested monthly, live seminars in order to provide information including research, evidence-based practice, and basic knowledge related to the care of the BMT patient. 

Knowledge Gap: 
The purpose of this activity is to educate healthcare providers with the most up-to-date information on Care of the Bone Marrow Transplant Patient.

Target Audience
The target audience includes all healthcare professionals such as physicians, nurses, pharmacists and allied health professionals who would like to learn about Care of the Bone Marrow Transplant Patient and how it pertains to their respective profession.

Release and Expiration Dates
10/10/2017 - 10/10/2020


  1. Evaluate and establish patient/family needs and develop a patient specific plan of care in regards to GVHD
  2. Recognize plan of care for diagnosis of GVHD.
  3. Implement correct treatment plan as indicated for GVHD.

1. MacMillan ML, DeFor TE, Weisdorf DJ. The best endpoint for acute GVHD treatment trials. Blood. 2010;115:5412–5417. 

2. Westin JR, Saliba RM, De Lima M, Alousi A, Hosing C, Qazilbash MH, et al. Steroid-refractory acute GVHD: predictors and outcomes. Adv Hematol. 2011;2011:601953–601953. 

3. Martin P, Rizzo JD, Wingard JR, Ballen K, Curtin PT, Cutler C, et al. First- and second-line systemic treatment of acute graft-versus-host disease: recommendations of the American Society of Blood and Marrow Transplantation. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2012;18:1150–1163.

Biographical Info
Muthu Veeraputhiran, MD is a physician in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Department of Internal Medicine. Dr. Veeraputhiran received his medical degree from the Stanley Medical College in his native India. He went on to receive a Masters of Public health from the University of Oklahoma. He then completed residency training in Internal Medicine at Abington Memorial Hospital in Pennsylvania. He has also completed fellowships in Transfusion Medicine at UAMS, Hematology, Oncology, and Bone Marrow Transplantation at Wayne State University, and Bone Marrow Transplantation at Stanford University. 

Dr. Veeraputhiran is board certified in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology from the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation, the American Association for Blood Banks, the American Board of Internal Medicine, the American Society of Hematology, and the American Society of Oncology. 

Speaker Disclosures:
The following planners, speakers, and peer reviewers declare no financial relationships to disclose that relate to this program:

Karen Bristow
Heather Alverson

Peer Reviewers: 
Kim Miller

Muthu Veeraputhiran, MD

Instructions to obtain credit:

1.       Launch the activity 
2.       View the entire activity online 
3.       Complete the post-test 
           (must pass the post-test with a score of 65% to receive credit)
           You may retake the post-test if you do not receive a passing score.
4.       Complete Evaluation 
Print certificate or transcript (Available in the “My Profile” tab).

Direct Provider Statement
In support of improving patient care, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Designation Statement 

The University of Arkansas for Medical Science Office of Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Arkansas for Medical sciences designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.00 ANCC contact hours. Nursing contact hours will be awarded for successful completion of program components based upon documented attendance and completion of evaluation materials.

Disclosure Policy statement

It is the policy of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Office of Continuing Education to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all provided and jointly provided educational activities.  All individuals who are in a position to control the content of the educational activity (course/activity, directors, planning committee members, staff, teachers, or authors of CE) must disclose all relevant financial relationships they have with any commercial interest(s) as well as the nature of the relationship.  Financial relationships of immediate family members must also be disclosed, if the nature of the relationship(s) could influence the objectivity of the individual in a position to control the content.  The ACCME describes relevant financial relationships as those in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest.  Individuals who refuse to disclose are disqualified from participation in the development, management, presentation, or evaluation of the CE activity.

UAMS Office of Continuing Education

4301 W. Markham #525
Little Rock, AR 72205
Phone: 501-661-7962 Fax: 501-661-7968

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Type:  Internet Activity (Enduring Material)
60 Registered Users
1 Hours> Non-Accredited

1 Credits> Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education> AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

1 Contact Hours> American Nurses Credentialing Center> ANCC