Sickle Cell Disease in the Young Adult Population: A Historical Review and Implications for Nurses

Sickle Cell Disease in the Young Adult Population: A Historical Review and Implications for Nurses

Identification: MSNJ1910
Issue: July-August 2019
Volume: Vol. 28/No. 4
Credits (Post Test and/or Evaluation Required)
Available until 08/31/2021
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Young adults with sickle cell disease are at risk for poor outcomes. The purpose of this article is to review policies and practices that guide treatment, and suggest how nurses can contribute to improving care of affected patients.

Learning Outcome:
After completing this learning activity, the learner will be able to identify the challenges and barriers that impact the care of young adults with sickle cell disease.

Learning Engagement Activity:
1. Nurses can play a vital role in improving the health outcomes of young adults with sickle cell disease who have aged out of pediatric health care. Identify 2 opportunities for nursing education to help nurses effectively plan for care of SCD patients who are transitioning from the pediatric to adult setting.
2. Refer to Table 1 to review the Four Priorities impacting the Sickle Cell Disease population.

Contact hours available until 8/31/2021.

Requirements for Successful Completion:

Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.

Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

The author(s), editor, editorial board, content reviewers, and education director reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education article.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:

No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

Accreditation Information:

This educational activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. and the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN).

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 5387. Licensees in the state of California must retain this certificate for four years after the CNE activity is completed.

This article was reviewed and formatted for contact hour credit by Michelle Boyd, MSN, RN, AMSN Education Director.


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Expired On: Aug 31, 2021

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Sandra LaPointe
10/6/19 5:54 pm

I now understand that due to the the life expectancy of SCD pts, I may come to care for more patients with SCD based on the fact that I work in adult and critical care and pts are living decades longer with SCD compared to just a few decades ago.

Angela Tawil
3/24/20 5:58 am

Excellent! I was very intrigued and want to study more and learn more from feedback with the exceptional physicians I work with so we continue to provide compassionate connected patient care. SCD patients deserve this level of care!

Anal Rathod
9/2/20 7:51 pm

Excellent article. Nurses play enormous role in caring and educating SCD patients to avoid complications. Thanks

Anita Arguello
4/25/21 12:34 am

I will ask the patient who manages their care: PCP or Hematology or Other. Great article.

Melvin Acanto
8/8/21 10:56 pm

Great information. Timely and relevant. Thank you for offering this educational subject.