Jul. 28, 2018

DID YOU KNOW

#Drs&nursespleaseREAD

For Sickle Cell Opioids Under Scope and Audience #46 CDC says refer to NIH 2014 Sickle Cell guidelines

CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain — United States, 2016

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/rr/rr6501e1.htm

States: "In addition, given the challenges of managing the painful complications of sickle cell disease, readers are referred to the NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s Evidence Based Management of Sickle Cell Disease Expert Panel Report for management of sickle cell disease (46)."

https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/evidence-based-management-sickle-cell-disease

and

#Drs&nursesjust4u

Did you know that The American Society of Hematology (ASH) created a Pocket Guide app for you to put on your cell phone that can help you with treating sickles cell disease!

http://www.hematology.org/Clinicians/Guidelines-Quality/Quick-Reference.aspx

Finally, Sickle Cell falls under Palliative Care:

Pain care becomes palliative care when three criteria are met:

● The underlying disease has no cure

● There is a likelihood the disease will shorten lifespan

● Symptomatic treatment has a high probability of improving the quality of life

WSCD 2018 theme:
Helping Others to Help Our Sickle Cell Community!!!