Medical Oncology/Transplant (E7)
This unit has 28 private rooms and provides state of the art therapies, including stem cell transplant, to a wide range of medical oncology patients. Practicing in this environment allows the registered nurse to develop skills in chemotherapy and biotherapy administration, management of a range of IV central access devices and a variety of symptoms associated with the disease and/or treatment, and the development of skills in emotional support and palliative care. A strong interdisciplinary team including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, nutritionists, and social workers who support the patient in their various therapies.
Medical/Surgical Unit (H9) specializing in Solid Organ Transplantation
H9 is a Medical/Surgical Unit which specializes in the care of Adult Renal and Liver Failure patients both pre and post operatively, Endocrine patients, and Urology patients. Through an interdisciplinary approach, quality care is delivered to our patients using a customized primary nursing modality to meet the physical, emotional, and educational needs of both the patient and their family.
The Myeloma Institute (TMI)
The Myeloma Institute is recognized both nationally and internationally for its leadership in the treatment of multiple myeloma and other cancers of the bone marrow responsive to stem cell transplantation. The myeloma program at UAMS is unique as it provides this highly specialized care in the Outpatient setting. Many of these patients, if seen elsewhere, would be admitted to an Inpatient unit, sometimes for periods of months. The program has provided over 10,000 stem cell transplants since its start. The TMI program includes a 30 bed Inpatient unit (F7 – Stem Cell Transplant), located in hospital, 7th floor, and an Outpatient Infusion and Transplant Clinic located on the 4th floor of the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute.
Team members include physicians, registered nurses, APRN’s, clinical pharmacists, transplant coordinators, insurance liaison nurses, dietitians, social workers, chaplains, physical and occupational therapists, and psychologists. This team provides continuity of care for all patients receiving stem cell transplants, both autologous and allogeneic.
Nurses are an integral part of the multidisciplinary team providing care to these patients. Our nurses see these patients daily, sometimes for many weeks, to give chemotherapy, supportive care treatments and stem cell transplants. Without nurses providing the hands-on care, many of these patients would require hospitalization for their treatment.