The Nursing Team/Transplantation programs require highly educated nurses who are specially trained to manage the complexities associated with transplantation and related treatments. Nurses in the outpatient settings become true partners with their patients, seeing them from their first visit here throughout the entire course of treatment and follow-up. Our inpatient nurses are committed to the comprehensive care of patients admitted to the hospital, and our low patient to nurse ratio assures patients of individualized, attentive care.
An Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner (APN) is a registered nurse (RN) who has completed a nurse practitioner program and holds national certification as a nurse practitioner from a Board approved certifying body.
Advanced Nurse Practitioners can:
At the Myeloma Institute, Advanced Nurse Practitioners work in close collaboration with physicians as integral members of the health care team. APNs provide patient care related to administration of chemotherapy and bone marrow transplantation in the outpatient setting. They follow patients on the inpatient unit and provide continuity of care throughout the patient’s treatment.
Meet the Myeloma Institute Advanced Practice Nurses.
Physician assistants are health care professionals licensed to practice medicine with physician supervision. As part of their comprehensive responsibilities, PAs conduct physical exams, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret tests, counsel on preventive health care, assist in surgery, and write prescriptions. PAs are educated in the medical model designed to complement physician training.
Meet the Myeloma Institute Physician Assistants.
The multiple myeloma team includes physician assistants, advanced practice nurses, nutritionists, social workers, specialists in behavioral medicine, stem cell laboratory technicians, data managers, physicians from diverse clinical specialties, and others. All team members play a role in ensuring that patients receive optimal care and attention to all their needs.