Sickle Cell Disease: An Introduction

This activity is supported by independent education grant(s) from Pfizer.

Series Summary

Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a chronic disease associated with frequent hospitalizations. The overall impact of sickle cell disease-related morbidity is enormous with respect to health care utilization, financial strain on the health care system, career productivity, and quality of life. The care for hospitalized patients with SCD has been increasingly managed by hospitalists rather than adult hematology specialists. Quality and uniformity of care across clinical locations is often varied. Standardization of care may improve some outcomes for SCD patients.  Hospitalists may benefit from learning key evidence-based practices for treating and transitioning SCD patients out of the hospital.

This series is comprised of two educational modules on the presentation of SCD and how to best manage care and transitions of care for patients with SCD. They will better familiarize hospitalists with the disease, complications and strategies for effectively managing and co-managing the patient to improve outcomes.  Learners will be able to apply this knowledge to modify practice, improve the patient experience, mitigate common symptoms and effectively transition the patient to home.

Target Audience

This series is intended for hospitalist.

Learning Objectives

After completing the module, the participant should be able to:

  • Provide a general overview of SCD, including pathophysiology of acute vaso-occlusion (VOC), symptoms and disease manifestations including acute and chronic pain
  • Discuss the social determinants of health that affect patients with SCD
  • Enhance familiarity of the common challenges hospitalists encounter in treating and managing patients with SCD
  • Review evidence-based best practices that may inform a treatment pathway for usual care for SCD patients
  • Identify the most appropriate strategies for enlisting interdisciplinary and coordinated team care for SCD patients
  • Review evidence-based strategies for effective pain management in the SCD patient
  • Identify effective strategies for creating successful transitions of care for the SCD patient
Accreditation Statement

The Society of Hospital Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Statement Designation

The Society of Hospital Medicine designates this activity for a maximum of XX AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Release Date:  April 10, 2021

Expiration Date: April 10. 2024

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Policy

In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, SHM requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. SHM resolves all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs. All relevant financial relationships shall be disclosed to participants prior to the start of the activity.

Furthermore, SHM seeks to verify that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a continuing medical education (CME) activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis. SHM is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME activities that promote improvements in healthcare and not those of a commercial interest.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
Course opens: 
03/10/2021
Course expires: 
03/10/2024
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Faculty & Disclosures

Nicole Van Groningen, MD

Dr. Groningen reports having no relevant financial or advisory relationships with corporate organizations related to this activity.

Laura M. De Castro, MD, MHSc

Dr. De Castro reports receiving consulting fees from Glycomimetics and Novartis. Dr. De Castro also reports research grants/contracts with Bayer and Global Blood Therapeutics.

E. Allen Liles, Jr., MD

Dr. Liles Jr.reports having no relevant financial or advisory relationships with corporate organizations related to this activity.

Amiir Aljilani, MD

Dr. Aljilani reports having no relevant financial or advisory relationships with corporate organizations related to this activity.

Additional planners and faculty for this activity have no relevant relationships to disclose.

SHM Conflict of Interest Disclosure Policy

In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, SHM requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. SHM resolves all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs. All relevant financial relationships shall be disclosed to participants prior to the start of the activity.

Furthermore, SHM seeks to verify that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a continuing medical education (CME) activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis. SHM is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME activities that promote improvements in healthcare and not those of a commercial interest.

Accreditation Statement

The Society of Hospital Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Statement Designation

The Society of Hospital Medicine designates this activity for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

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The following is an interactive educational module designed to help you gauge your basic knowledge of the topic and then direct you to areas you may need to focus on. It consists of a study program & CME evaluation. All sections must be completed to receive CME credit.

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