A Podcast Series

Stay up to date with the most current data on the management of painful vaso-occlusive crises in patients with sickle cell disease (SCD). SCD is an inherited blood disorder characterized by mutations in the hemoglobin gene, also known as sickle hemoglobin or HbS, which affect the oxygen carrying capacity and leads to deformation of red blood cells. In these 2 podcast episodes, listen to an advanced practice provider and expert faculty discuss key features of SCD pathophysiology, as well as their recommendations for managing SCD-related complications during an emergency. Listeners can earn a total of 0.50 ANCC and 0.50 AAPA credits, with 0.50 credits applicable for pharmacology credit for NPs.

If you have already listened to the podcasts, use the buttons below to access the post-test and evaluation for each and receive your certificate.


Michael R. DeBaun, MD, MPH Director Vanderbilt-Meharry Center for Excellence in Sickle Cell Disease Professor Pediatrics and MedicineVice Chair for Clinical and Translational Research Department of PediatricsJ.C. Peterson Chair in Pediatrics Nashville, Tennessee

Alison Towerman, RN, MSN, CPNP Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Department of Pediatrics Division of Hematology/Oncology Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis St. Louis, Missouri

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