DID YOU KNOW
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
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)."
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!
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
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