Sickle cell disease (SCD) is one of the most common inherited hematologic disorders and can lead to serious complications including organ failure and death. In this episode, Nurse Mo talks through the key things you should know about sickle cell disease, including:

  • The four key crises of sickle cell disease
  • How SCD affects different organs and systems in the body
  • Who is most at risk for the disease
  • Key signs and symptoms of SCD and vaso-occlusive crisis
  • Priority nursing assessments
  • Tests utilized to diagnose and evaluate the condition
  • Treatments for SCD, including vaso-occlusive crisis
  • Four medications utilized to help prevent vaso-occlusive events
  • Important education points to share with patients and families

Want to learn more about the only real cure for sickle cell disease? Learn about bone marrow transplant in episode 279.

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