Pre-Admission Phase of the Stem Cell Transplant Process
There are three primary components to the pre-admission phase of a pediatric stem cell transplant at Phoenix Children's Hospital:
• Pre-Transplant Workup
• Autologous Stem Cell Collecting
• Allogeneic Stem Cell Collecting
Learn more about the admission and discharge phases of the stem cell transplant process.
Stem Cell Transplant Team Member List
Pre-admission is also when a child's health care team is formed.
Team members include:
Attending Physician/Physician Team
Provides and coordinates the plan of care for the child during treatment.
Plans with other team members for any special needs the child may have upon discharge from the hospital.
Tends to the spiritual needs of the patient and family.
Child Life Specialist
Helps the child and family understand and cope with illness and being in the hospital. Comforts and offers distraction and activities to the child during procedures.
A team member who helps plan the child's care through the treatment process.
Collects and reports information for stem cell transplant protocols and research studies.
Helps the patient maintain proper nutritional status. Answers questions the patient and family may have about the patient's diet.
Cleans and disinfects patient rooms and equipment on a daily basis and as needed.
A nurse who provides care to the child in the outpatient clinic and helps plan for special needs upon discharge from the hospital.
Provide daily care to the child, ensure the child's comfort, give medicines that are ordered, and teach the child and family about daily care.
Parents and Family
Very important members of the team assist in a child's care. They gather and keep information, ask questions and support the child through the process.
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner/Physician's Assistant
A provider with special training who works with the attending physician to plan and coordinate care.
Provides medications. Answers questions about medications and treatments.
Works with child to maintain activity and physical abilities.
Helps evaluate the child and family's emotional condition. Helps patients and families cope with illness and treatment.
Evaluates the child and family's emotional condition. Provides counseling to help families cope with illness and treatment concerns. Assists in finding community resources to help families.