Evidence-Based Clinical Care: Sickle Cell

Baptist Health’s interdisciplinary Evidence-Based Clinical Care Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) design team has implemented a revised pathway to enhance and standardize the care of the SCD patient with vaso-occlusive crisis. This course provides a review of the data used to create the pathway and resources to help clinicians put into practice this standardized clinical algorithm of care to address pain during a vaso-occlusive crisis.  

Note to Physicians: Be sure to bookmark this course to access all protocols, pathways, policies and procedures at your convenience via your CME Portal account. All power plans are available in Cerner. All EBCC deliverables will be available on the EBCC website.

Target Audience

Emergency Department Physicians, Surgeons, Hospitalists, Hematologists, Pain Management Physicians, Anesthesiologists, Physician Assistants, Nurses and Nurse Practitioners. 



Learning Objectives

  • Implement the SCD pathway and explain the evidenced-based data supporting standardization. 
  • Adhere to SCD clinical goals by utilizing current standards for management and treatment.
  • Recognize the significance of metrics monitoring as it relates to decreasing clinical variation.
  • Include a multidisciplinary team to facilitate transition from hospitalization to outpatient.
  • Counsel patients on available community resources to improve access to care upon discharge.
Additional information
  • Al-Harbi, S., Al-Anazi, A., Al-Swaidan, L., Al-Ammari, M., Al-Debasi, T., Alkatheri, A., … Al-Bekairy, A. (2017). Assessment of patient-controlled analgesia versus intermittent opioid therapy to manage sickle-cell disease vaso-occlusive crisis in adult patients. Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia, 11(4), 437. doi: 10.4103/sja.sja_228_17
  • Brandow, A. M., & DeBaun, M. R. (2018). Key Components of Pain Management for Children and Adults with Sickle Cell Disease. Hematology/Oncology Clinics, 32(3), 535–550.
  • Carullo, V. (2015). Benefits of Patient-Controlled Analgesia without Continuous Infusion for the Treatment of Sickle Cell Disease Vaso-Occlusive Crisis Pain. Blood, 126(23), 3398–3398.

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Course Summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
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Edlina Hilson, APRN
Homestead and West Kendall Baptist Hospitals

Edlina Hilson, APRN, faculty for this educational activity, has no relevant financial relationship with ineligible companies* to disclose and has indicated that the presentation or discussion will not include off-label or unapproved product usage. 

Physician Champions, Operational Leaders and Design Team Contributors 
All content contributors, including all sickle cell team members, including design team, have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies* to disclose and have indicated that the presentations or discussions will not include off-label or unapproved product usage. 

All other team members and those involved in the narration, planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies*.

*Ineligible companies -- Companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Disclosure Policy and Disclaimer

Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.
Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
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