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“Advancements in the Management of Sickle Cell Disease”


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Please Note: Continuing education credit is only available to those attending the session live. CE credit is not available when accessing the program on demand.

HealthTrust presents…“Advancements in the Management of Sickle Cell Disease”

Sickle cell disease is characterized as an orphan disease in the United States. Until recently, hydroxyurea was the only therapy approved by the Food and Drug Administration utilized to ameliorate disease severity. There have been several recent medical advancements in the management of sickle cell disease. The purpose of this continuing education lecture is to discuss current guidelines and the role of new drug therapies in disease management. The presenter will review disease state pathophysiology, current standards of care, and recently approved medications. Medication review will include dosing, pharmacokinetics, and special considerations for all new therapies discussed.

Learning Objectives for Pharmacists & Nurses  |  At the end of this session, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe the pathophysiology of sickle cell disease.
  2. List current therapies for sickle cell disease based on guidelines and standards of care.
  3. Identify new therapies for sickle cell disease and discuss their role in management.

Learning Objectives for Pharmacy Technicians  |  At the end of this session, participants should be able to:

  1. List common signs and symptoms of vaso‐occlusive crisis.
  2. Describe special handling requirements for agents utilized in the management of sickle cell disease.
  3. Outline storage requirements for agents used in the management of sickle cell disease.


Bhavini Shah, PharmD  |  PGY‐1 Pharmacy Resident  |  Atlantic Health System

Target Audience: Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians & Nurses

Continuing Education Information: 1.0 contact hours approved for Nurses, Pharmacists and Pharmacy Techs. Belmont University College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The ACPE Universal Activity Numbers for this activity are 0863-9999-21-054-L01-P and 0863-9999-21-054-L01-T. The activity is approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit to nurses, pharmacists and pharmacy techs who attend the webinar and complete the online evaluation. 1.0 contact hours approved for Nurses. Pfiedler Education is a division of AORN, provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP13019,  for 1 contact hour.

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