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Topic and Objectives
Speaker & Resources
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
Wally Smith, MD
Slide Presentation
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
India Sisler, MD
Slide Presentation
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
Thokozeni Lipato, MD
Slide Presentation
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
Mica Ferlis, Acute Care NP and Rene Morrissey, MD
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
Danielle Noreika, MD, FAAHPM, FACP