Acute Care Resources
Due to limited general knowledge of sickle cell disease among physicians and lack of access to specialty care, many people with sickle cell disease access medical care through the emergency department. This group of resources and tools is most relevant to providers in the acute care or emergency department setting.
- Pain Assessment
- Standard Order Sets
- Pain Action Plans
- Patient Satisfaction Survey
- Patient-Controlled Analgesia Pumps
- Intranasal Fentanyl
- Education Materials and Tools for Providers and Clinics
These resources were developed through the Working to Improve Sickle Cell Healthcare (WISCH) projects. WISCH is NICHQ’s multi-year umbrella name for two sickle cell projects, the Sickle Cell Disease Treatment Demonstration Program (SCDTDP) and the Sickle Cell Disease Newborn Screening Program (SCDNBSP). As the National Coordinating Center for these programs, NICHQ is happy to share guidance, tools and resources that teams from around the country have created, tested or used to improve care for patients with sickle cell disease.