A Complete Review of Sickle Cell Disease
This purpose of this course is to define, outline transmission, and explain the symptoms, complications, and treatments for sickle cell disease.

Course Publication Date: June 30, 2010

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Wanda Lockwood RN, BA, MA
Course No:SCD060710
Contact Hours:5.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Community & Home Health
Emergency & Trauma Medicine
Leadership & Case Management
Medical & Surgical Issues
Pain Management
Pediatric Medicine

NOTE: The course expired on 12/31/2012.

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Learning Objectives
  • Describe the differences between a normal red blood cell and a sickled cell.
  • List 5 common variations of sickle cell disease.
  • Explain how sickle cell disease is transmitted.
  • List and describe 4 types of crises in sickle cell disease.
  • Explain how organ damage occurs with sickle cell disease.
  • Discuss symptoms and treatment for acute chest syndrome.
  • Describe at least 6 other complications of sickle cell disease.
  • Describe at least 4 medications used for sickle cell disease.
  • Describe at least 3 other treatments used for sickle cell disease.
  • Explain the difference between episodic and chronic transfusions.


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