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Blood and Marrow Transplant Network

Working to improve the experience and delivery of healthcare for patients accessing Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) services across NSW.

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Priorities

  • Maintains the centralised quality management service and adapts to changes in national and international standards and work practices.
  • To develop a  model of care and standard guidelines for the management of long term follow-up care for allogeneic BMT patients to ensure optimal post-transplant care for all patients especially those in rural NSW. Follow-up for these adult and paediatric patients is life-long.
  • To develop and implement a seamless transition service for paediatric BMT patients into the adult BMT service.
  • To support an annual statewide audit of environmental cleaning standards.
  • To support the continued education and professional development of the BMT nursing and apheresis staff and other health professionals.

BMT Network Group Information 2017

BMT Master Class Series 2017 schedule

Achievements

The NSW Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) Network has made significant achievements in the areas of clinician support, education, research and policy setting. Among the achievements include:

  • Establishment of a centralised state-wide Quality System for BMT laboratories, apheresis and clinical units. This includes:
    • A comprehensive audit program
    • Non-conformance management and identifying opportunities for improvement
    • Multi-centre validation of practices
    • Deployment of common documentation across all transplant units
  • Expert infectious diseases advice provided to BMT units in NSW
  • State-wide Network groups including:
    • BMT Council
    • BMT Nurse & Apheresis Group
    • BMT Long Term Follow Up (LTFU) Working Group
    • BMT Laboratory Working Group
    • BMT Pharmacy User’s Group (PUG)
  • Annual symposium for senior medical, nursing, allied health and, scientific staff
  • Education forums specialising in the following
    • Paediatric BMT Nursing
    • Introduction to BMT
    • Senior BMT Nurses
    • BMT Environmental Cleaning Quality Improvement
  • Monthly state-wide web-cast education presentations
  • State-wide BMT-specific publications
    • Patient information books published on allogeneic and autologous transplants, as well as a paediatric specific patient handbook
    • A Model of Care for Acute Myeloid Leukaemia
    • LTFU Clinical Guidelines for Implementation
  • State-wide Environmental Cleaning improvement project
  • BMT Patient Experience Tracker
  • Multi-centre research strategies