Goal 4: Develop Workforce and Resources

Sickle cell education for healthcare providers

Although sickle cell was first described more than 100 years ago and more than 100,000 individuals in the US are living with sickle cell disease, healthcare providers still lack basic knowledge of the key components in providing care for individuals with sickle cell. This often leads to poor health outcomes including stigmatization of patients with sickle cell seeking care. Evidenced-based curriculum should be available for all health care providers. Because nurses spend the most time with individuals with sickle cell- especially during hospitalization and are often the gatekeepers for treatment, it is a priority that nurses receive evidence-based education about sickle cell. These curriculum need to be developed and implemented.

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Idea No. 879