What Hospitalists Need to Know About Sickle Cell Disease

This course addresses sickle cell disease from a hospitalist’s perspective including addressing use of transfusion therapies and adequate pain crisis management.

Target Audience

Family Medicine Physicians, Emergency Medicine Physicians, Hospitalists, Physician Assistants, Respiratory Therapists, Pharmacists and all other interested healthcare providers.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize acute problems affecting hospitalized sickle cell patients.
  • Manage vaso-occlusive crisis in sickle cell patients.
  • Determine when benefits outweigh risks of blood transfusions in sickle cell patients.
Additional information
  • Benjamin, LJ, et al. Guidelines for the management of acute and chronic pain in sickle cell disease. Glenville, IL: American Pain Society Clinical Practice Guideline Series, No. 1, 1999.
  • Schunemann, HJ, et al. An official ATS statement: grading the quality of evidence and strength of recommendation in ATS guidelines and recommendations. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2006; 147(5):605-14.
Course Summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.75 General certificate of attendance
  • 0.75 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 0.50 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
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Steven Fein, M.D., MPH
Hematologist and Oncologist
Miami Cancer Institute
Baptist, South Miami, Homestead, Mariners, Doctors and West Kendall Baptist Hospitals

Steven Fein, M.D., MPH, has indicated that neither he nor his spouse/partner has relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies, and he will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in his presentation or discussion.

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.                                                                                

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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 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.75 General certificate of attendance
  • 0.75 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 0.50 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
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