Brave New World: Guidelines and Treatment Strategies for Sickle Cell Disease

Sickle cell disease (SCD) is an inherited red blood cell disorder that affects approximately 100,000 people in the United States. SCD is characterized by extremely painful, acute pain episodes known as vaso-occlusive crises (VOC). VOC are the primary presenting morbidity of SCD and cause of hospitalization in 95% of cases. Recurrent VOC episodes have a significant, negative impact on health related quality of life and have a greater impact than cumulative organ damage. In 2020, the American Society of Hematology published a novel guideline focused exclusively on the management of acute and chronic pain in SCD. This course evaluates those recommendations for acute pain management of VOC and uses a case based approach to discuss a sensible and balanced strategy for pain and symptom management.

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Novartis.

This activity is provided by Global Education Group.

Target Audience

The educational design of this activity addresses the needs of healthcare providers who treat and manage acute and chronic pain, including Internists, Health System Pharmacists, Nurse Practitioners, Primary Care Physicians, Physician Assistants, Physical Therapists, and Psychologists.

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Summarize the healthcare disparities in accessing care for patients with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD)
  • Describe strategies to effectively manage acute and chronic pain in patients with SCD
  • Review the recently published guidelines for SCD treatment and management
  • Discuss the newly FDA-approved and emerging treatments for adult and pediatric patients with SCD
  • Recognize effective communication techniques when diagnosing, treating, and managing patients with SCD

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AANP
  • 1.00 ACCME (All Other)
  • 1.00 ACCME (MD/DO Only)
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 APA
Course opens: 
12/17/2021
Course expires: 
12/17/2022
Rating: 
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Michelle Krichbaum

PharmD, BCPP



Neil Miransky

DO

Physician Accreditation Statement

Global Education Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Credit Designation

Global Education Group designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Continuing Education

Global Education Group is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This educational activity for 1.0 contact hours is provided by Global Education Group. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Pharmacist Accreditation Statement

Global Education Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education with Commendation.

Credit Designation

Global Education Group designates this continuing education activity for 1.0 contact hour(s) (0.1 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. (Universal Activity Number - 0530-0000-21-413-H01-P)

This is a knowledge-based activity.

Nurse Practitioner Continuing Education

Global Education Group is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 110121. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour(s) (which includes 0.1 hour(s) of pharmacology).

Physician Assistants

AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1.0 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

Global Contact Information

For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact Global at 303-395-1782 or cme@globaleducationgroup.com.

Instructions to Receive Credit

During the period from December 17, 2021, to December 17, 2022 , participants must complete the activity evaluation and obtain a score of 75% or better on the posttest and on the final comprehensive examination. Upon completion, your certificate will be available to print. For questions about receiving certificates, please contact info@painweek.org.

For Pharmacists: Please complete the evaluation instructions above. You must complete the activity in its entirety. Partial credit cannot be awarded. Upon registering and completing the activity evaluation, your transcript information will be sent to the NABP CPE Monitor Service within 4-6 weeks of completing this activity.

Fee & Refund/Cancellation Policy

There is no fee for this educational activity.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Global Education Group (Global) adheres to the policies and guidelines, including the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE, set forth to providers by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and all other professional organizations, as applicable, stating those activities where continuing education credits are awarded must be balanced, independent, objective, and scientifically rigorous. All persons in a position to control the content of an accredited continuing education program provided by Global are required to disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible company within the past 24 months to Global.  All financial relationships reported are identified as relevant and mitigated by Global in accordance with the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE in advance of delivery of the activity to learners. The content of this activity was vetted by Global to assure objectivity and that the activity is free of commercial bias. 

All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

The faculty have the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies:

Name of Faculty or Presenter

Reported Financial Relationship

Michelle Krichbaum

Nothing to disclose

Neil Miransky

Nothing to disclose

The planners and managers have the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies:

Name of Planner or Manager

Reported Financial Relationship

Rhys Williams, MSN, FNP-C, RN

Nothing to disclose

Kristin Delisi, NP

Nothing to disclose

Lindsay Borvansky

Nothing to disclose

Andrea Funk

Nothing to disclose

Liddy Knight

Nothing to disclose

Ashley Cann

Nothing to disclose

Kimberly Rodriguez

Nothing to disclose

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Global Education Group (Global) does not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. 

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Disclaimer

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

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Available Credit

  • 1.00 AANP
  • 1.00 ACCME (All Other)
  • 1.00 ACCME (MD/DO Only)
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 APA
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Required Hardware/software

System Requirements

PC
1.4 GHz Intel Pentium 4 or faster processor (or equivalent)
Windows 10, 8.1 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit/64-bit)
512 MB of RAM (1 GB recommended)

Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 or later, Windows Edge browser, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome

For HTML Client – Google Chrome (v70.0 & above), Mozilla Firefox (v65.0 & above), and Edge (v42.0 & above)

MAC
1.83 GHz Intel Core Duo or faster processor
512 MB of RAM (1 GB recommended)
MAC OS X 10.12, 10.13 and 10.14

Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Google Chrome

For HTML Client – Google Chrome (v70.0 & above), Apple Safari (v12.0 & above), and Mozilla Firefox (v65.0 & above)