Areas of Expertise:
Bone marrow transplant
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP
As a nurse practitioner my role is to provide and coordinate clinical care for children undergoing blood and marrow transplants. I especially enjoy helping families prepare for transplant and then empowering them to feel comfortable caring for their children once they are home. Over the 11 years that I have worked in pediatric oncology, I have really enjoyed my interactions with individual children and their families, and I have been amazed at how resilient families are.
I have authored an article and presented posters that focus on mucositis, mouth care, nursing education and supportive care with chemotherapy drugs in blood and marrow transplant.
Selected Publications, Honors and Professional Activities
Awards and honors
Sigma Theta Tau
Editorial and academic positions
2012-present, Oncology Infection and Prevention
2005-2007, Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement Committee - BMT Representative, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
2002-2003, Chemotherapy Safety and Documentation Committee, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
2001-2003, Primary Nursing Committee, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Memberships in professional organizations
Sigma Theta Tau
Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses
- 2006-2010, Local Chapter President
- 2009-2012, Member of National Nominating Committee
Bunin, N, Mostoufi-Moab, S, Wohlschlaeger, A. Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation. In: Survivors of Childhood and adolescent cancer: A multidisciplinary Approach. Editors: Schwartz, C, Hobbie W, Constine L, Ruccione K. (In Press 2014).
Wohlschlaeger A. Prevention and treatment of mucositis: a guide for nurses. J Pediatr Oncol Nurs. 2004 Sep-Oct 21(5):281-7. Cited in PubMed; PMID 15381796. Read the abstract
Posters and presentation
Fooks-Parker S, Wohlschlaeger A. Joining forces: an innovative approach to partnering social work and nursing. APOSW 34th conference; 2010 Apr 28-May 1; Anaheim, CA.
Henning M, Storey B, Wohlschlager A. Creating professional oncology nurses through CPON certification [presentation]. ANCC National Magnet Conference; 2009 Oct; 1-3 Louisville, KY.
Smith L, Storey B, Wohlschlaeger A. Standardizing education in the bone marrow transplant population [poster]. Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses 33rd Annual Conference; 2009 Sep 10-12; Orlando, FL.
Wohlschlaeger A, Gross K. Swabs, and peridex and sterile water, oh my! Standardizing mouthcare in the BMT population [poster]. Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses 33rd Annual Conference; 2009 Sep 10-12; Orlando, FL.
Wojnar T, Christian C, Wohlschlaeger A. Juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia [poster]. Association of Pediatric Oncology Nursing; 2004 Oct; Kansas City, KS.
Wohlschlaeger A, Fitzgerald B, Garizio S, et al. Thiotepa: minimizing the burns [poster presentation]. Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses 27th Annual Conference; 2003 Oct 9-11; Philadelphia, PA.
- Education and Training
MSN - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
BSN - University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
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