Learn more about sickle cell disease and providing proper care
Improving Emergency Department-Based Care of Sickle Cell Pain
"Presented in this article are 4 tenets of implementing guideline-adherent emergency sickle cell care gleaned from the available literature and continuous quality improvement efforts at our institution." . . ."Application of the principles discussed within can improve patient and provider satisfaction, quality, and safety." (From the American Society of Hematology)
American College of Emergency Physicians
ACEP's Emergency Department Sickle Cell Care Coalition offers a substantial list of training and informational resources for medical professionals providing treatment in emergency and acute care settings here.
Duke University Educational Resources
Videos, presentations, algorithms, and other information to improve emergency department sickle cell treatment and adult health maintenance here.
Acute and Emergency Department Assessment and Treatment
Sickle Cell Disease Care in the Emergency Department: Improvement Initiatives and Ongoing Research (1 hour) - a webinar from NIH, OMH and ACEP.
Sickle Cell is More Than Pain: Managing Complications
Contextual Videos About Sickle Cell Disease
Dr. Ahmar Zaidi at TEDxDetroit (10 min): Dr. Ahmar Zaidi, pediatric hematologist/ oncologist at the Comprehensive Sickle Cell Clinic at Children's Hospital of Michigan discusses the systemic disparities that further threaten the well-being of people who live with sickle cell's life-threatening impact.
Experts address the prevalence and overall burden of sickle cell disease across the globe and the role of community physicians in managing the disease via HCP Live Peer Exchange (5 min)
Dr Ahmar Zaidi on Efforts Needed to Address Complications of Sickle Cell Disease (1 min): Ahmar Zaidi, MD, pediatric hematologist-oncologist, Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center, Children's Hospital of Michigan, discusses the need for more efforts from both the medical community and regulators to address the psychosocial complications of sickle cell disease.
Ongoing Educational Opportunities
"This practical toolkit provides clinicians with materials and resources to engage with patients and educate them about sickle cell disease. Use the toolkit with patients individually or in group education settings to help build a strong foundation for shared decision-making regarding treatment goals and preferences, transitions of care, and individualized treatment plans." Learn more.
The U. S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health offers the Sickle Cell Disease Training And Mentoring Program (STAMP) a free sickle cell disease telehealth series for primary care providers. Learn more.
SOURCES: Medscape Ward, R, Helman, A, Foote, J. Emergency Management of Sickle Cell Disease. Emergency Medicine Cases. August, 2015. Accessed 02-18-2020; American College of Emergency Physicians, Accessed 04-28-2020. Prime Education LLC, Accessed 09-11-2020.