Effectively Manage Patients with Sickle Cell Disease
Sickle Cell Disease is one of the most common inherited life-threatening disorders in the world. It is characterized by recurrent episodes of vaso-occlusion, ischemia with re-perfusion injury, tissue infarction, and hemolytic anemia. The morbidity associated with Sickle Cell Disease contributes significantly to health care utilization including frequent hospitalizations. Patients with Sickle Cell Disease may be cared for by hospitalists who require optimal strategies for triaging and initiating medical management, managing pain, and creating individualized care protocols.
This guide has been developed to equip hospitalists and other hospital clinicians with the most optimal strategies for effectively managing patients with Sickle Cell Disease.
- Overview of Sickle Cell Disease
- Pathophysiology of Sickle Cell Disease
- Triage and initial medical management
- Pain management
- Creating individualized care plans
This series is comprised of two educational modules on the presentation of Sickle Cell Disease and how to best manage care and transitions of care for patients with the disorder. By participating in this series, learners will be able to apply the knowledge to modify practice with more informed care decisions and be better equipped to leverage hematologists and effectively co-manage hospitalized patients with Sickle Cell Disease.