Activity Number and Title
21HT00091 - A School Nurse's Guide to Sickle Cell Disease
August 18, 2021
5:00 PM Eastern, August 18, 2023
The estimated time to complete this activity is 30 minutes.
The purpose of this activity is to enable the learner to gain knowledge on the etiology, symptoms, treatment of sickle cell disease, and management strategies in order to optimize safety and learning for affected students.
This module will present the causes, disease traits, inheritance, and symptoms of sickle cell disease (SCD). In addition, common problems and complications of SCD including pain, stroke, priapism, acute chest syndrome, infection, bone disease, eye disease, and other health problems will be provided. Strategies and special accommodations that can be used in the school setting will also be presented.
This enduring material is intended for professional school nurses in schools attended by a child with sickle cell disease (SCD), teachers, physical education teachers, administrators and guidance counselors, and other school staff or health care professionals who require an introduction to school-related considerations for students with SCD.
At the conclusion of this enduring material, the participants should be better able to:
- Describe basic information related to the etiology and symptoms of sickle cell disease (SCD)
- Identify common challenges for students with SCD and interventions utilized within the school setting
- Integrate strategies and accommodations in the school setting to promote a safe and positive learning environment for students with SCD
- Ellen Bloom, MPH, CHES
- Kisha Hampton, MPH
Requirements for Successful Completion
In order to receive continuing education credits, you must complete these steps prior to the activity expiration date.
- Read the Disclosure Information found in the To Dos section.
- Complete the learning activity
- Complete the evaluation
- Complete the post-test with a score of 70% or better
- Upon successful completion of the post-test your certificate of completion will be available to print or save
Accreditation Statement and Contact Hours
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by University of Nebraska Medical Center and Indiana Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center. University of Nebraska Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The University of Nebraska Medical Center designates this activity for 0.5 ANCC contact hours. Nurses should only claim credit for the actual time spent participating in the activity.
No commercial support was received for this activity.
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