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2019 Clinics

02/06/19, The Difficult Sickle Cell Patient

  • Learn best practices of dealing with challenging sickle cell patients
  • Provide history of past and future directions in sickle cell care
  • Build confidence and knowledge in how to care for difficult sickle cell patients

Led by Wally Smith, MD
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03/06/19, Transition in Sickle Cell Disease

  • Be able to discuss why transition is a high risk time for sickle cell patients
  • Be able to discuss differences in adult and pediatric models of care in sickle cell disease
  • Be able to discuss advances in transition care in sickle cell disease

Led by India Sisler, MD
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04/10/19, Outpatient Management of Sickle Cell Disease Related Pain

  • Identify best opioid misuse/abuse screening tools to use when managing chronic SCD pain with opioids
  • Determine whether or not chronic opioid therapy (COT) is successful for the management of chronic SCD pain
  • Discuss what can be done for patients with chronic SCD pain who are not stable on COT

Led by Thokozeni Lipato, MD
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05/08/19, Building a Bridge: Collaboration between Emergency Department Care and the Adult Medical Home Care of Patients with Sickle Cell

  • Learn at least 2 complementary approaches to reduce negative emergency provider attitudes towards patients with sickle cell disease (SCD): provider education and intensive management of challenging patients
  • Understand strategies to safely and effectively increase the frequency of assessments and analgesia doses for SCD patients seeking pain management in the ED
  • Understand strategies to reduce time to first dose of analgesia for SCD patients presenting to ED with acute pain
  • Accessing and utilization of individualized patient care/treatment plans

Led by Mica Ferlis, Acute Care NP and Rene Morrissey, MD
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06/05/19, Considerations for Safety in Chronic Opioid Management for Sickle Cell Disease

  • Discuss risk assessment strategies for opioid misuse
  • Understand use of UDS and opioid agreements in opioid safety
  • Emphasize narcan use when appropriate

Led by Danielle Noreika, MD, FAAHPM, FACP
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7/10/19, Hydroxyurea adherence: Risks, Monitoring, Intervention

  • Adherence to hydroxyurea among youth and adults with SCD is variable. Many don't take it daily.
  • Personal Best fetal hemoglobin can be used to monitor adherence (often with MCV and other blood parameters, pharmacy refills).
  • The HABIT intervention, led by community health workers, is promising and is currently undergoing a multi-site RCT.

Led by Nancy Green, MD
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