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Sickle Cell

Sickle Cell Disease Patients Presenting to the Emergency Department with Pain
People with sickle cell disease are living longer, but their lives are impacted even more by the unpredictable intermittent or constant pain that is often poorly managed in the emergency department.

Sickle cell disease (SCD) is the most common genetic disease in the US, affecting over 100,000 individuals. Pain is the most common complication of SCD, and the top reason that people with SCD go to the emergency department (ED) or hospital.

Alliant Quality will work with partners to recruit hospital EDs that desire to improve care for adults with SCD presenting with VOC. These recruited participants will complete learning sessions, share best practices and barriers on monthly calls, and collect data.

Project Summary - One-pager

 

Resources:

Evidence Based Management of Sickle Cell Disease, NHLBI, 2014

Emergency Department Sickle Cell Disease: Crisis Management and Beyond - Duke University

Sickle Cell Disease - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

For more information, contact:

JACQUELINE BROWN, MHA, MSL | Project Lead, Sickle Cell

919-745-4716

Jacqueline.Brown@alliantquality.org  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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