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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)

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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.

SCD Core Concepts for the Physician and

SCD Core Concepts for the Physician and Nurse - Sickle Cell Pain (PowerPoint): A presentation from Duke University and The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Cheat Codes podcast – WARZONE: the ER and SCD: On this episode, the doctors learn how Dr. Patricia Kavanagh became a sickle cell advocate. Additionally, Dr. Mike talks about pain and Dr. Patrick Hines joins the show as a guest co-host.

Sickle Cell is More Than Pain: Managing Complications

Major Complications of Sickle Cell Disease and Nursing Implications - PDF download

Sickle Cell Disease: When to Transfuse

Learn about indications for blood transfusion in patients with sickle cell disease, the complications associated with these transfusions, and how you can help reduce the risk for these complications in your patients.

Sickle Cell Disease TeleECHO Clinic - Didactic Video Series

Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is an internationally recognized telementoring innovation that build clinician knowledge in diagnosing and treating complex disorders. 

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.