Seize the Day: Improving Care for Sickle Cell Disease in the Emergency Department and Beyond

As individuals with sickle cell disease (SCD) transition from pediatric to adult care and enter their 20’s and 30’s, they often begin to rely on emergency department (ED) care more often. One reason is that care becomes fragmented as this population gets older. Additionally, the disease process frequently becomes more severe with damage to the body’s organs over their life span. Sickle Cell Disease affects millions globally and approximately 100,000 people in the United States, often with anemia, infections and others known complications. Pain crises are the number one reason [...]

Improving Care for Sickle Cell Disease in the Emergency Department and Beyond

PLEASE NOTE: You must be REGISTERED to view this On-Demand Learning Session Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a multi-system, progressive disorder that affects approximately 100,000 Americans, primarily of African and Hispanic descent. Patients with SCD often require care in emergency departments (EDs) for a myriad of potentially life-threatening conditions. Most commonly seek treatment for pain due to vaso-occlusive episodes. Many patients with SCD, especially adults, do not have outpatient providers to guide treatment for their disease, which in turn increases their reliance on the ED. Improving the care of [...]

Pain and Sickle Cell Disease: Treatment and Guidelines

PLEASE NOTE: You must be REGISTERED to view this On-Demand Learning Session This video features Dr. Jane Hankins, Medical Director of the Methodist Healthcare Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center, addressing acute pain management in Sickle Cell patients who present to the emergency department (ED). Dr. Hankins is a widely published hematologist-oncologist dedicated to delivering innovative, comprehensive care and developing new treatments through on-site research. She is nationally renowned for her expertise in transitioning SCD pediatric populations to adult settings and is the Principal Investigator of a long-term lifetime cohort study [...]