Enhanced Recovery Stem Cell Transplant (ER-SCT) is an interdisciplinary program at our comprehensive cancer center designed to improve outcomes in patients receiving allogeneic SCT ages 65 or older. The objectives include identifying risk factors early and to improve functional status, nutrition, symptoms, ADLs and IADLs in the peri-transplant period. The program involves evaluation and treatment by physical medicine and rehabilitation, physical therapy, occupation therapy, dietitian, clinical pharmacy and geriatric medicine. In this symposium, we will present the program development, program implementation, and outcomes of this early supportive care program.
1. Define the trends of HSCT in older patients.
2. Identify appropriate physical function outcome measures for stem cell transplant patients.
3. Describe physical functional data on patients pre-HSCT.
4. Describe O.T.’s management of fatigue, sleep hygiene, and cognitive impairment.
5. Discuss common SCT issues that contribute to malnutrition.