Inherited Hemoglobinopathy: 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: August 05, 2020

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Author:Wanda Lockwood RN, BA, MA
Course No:SCD080420
Contact Hours:1.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Pain Management
Community & Home Health
Emergency & Trauma Medicine
Leadership & Case Management
Medical & Surgical Issues
Pediatric Medicine
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 3 types of vaccinations used for preventive treatment.

  • 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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