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Affecting less than 200,000 people in the US each year, sickle cell disease (SCD) remains a rare but painful and often misunderstood illness. Patients suffering from SCD often fly under the radar for critical early-stage diagnosis, which can lead to future complications and poor outcomes. This series seeks to bridge the gap in SCD education for healthcare providers on the frontlines of emergency medicine to improve patient care. Hear from experts in the field as they discuss common misconceptions associated with SCD in an effort to shift currently held perceptions and understandings of SCD in the medical field.
 
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Affecting less than 200,000 people in the US each year, sickle cell disease (SCD) remains a rare but painful and often misunderstood illness. Patients suffering from SCD often fly under the radar for critical early-stage diagnosis, which can lead to future complications and poor outcomes. This series seeks to bridge the gap in SCD education for healthcare providers on the frontlines of emergency medicine to improve patient care. Hear from experts in the field as they discuss common misconceptions associated with SCD in an effort to shift currently held perceptions and understandings of SCD in the medical field.
 
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    4 Most Common Myths Associated with Sickle Cell Disease

    4 Most Common Myths Associated with Sickle Cell Disease

    Guest: Bernard Lopez, MD, MS, CPE, FACEP, FAAEM


    Ever hear that sickle cell disease patients are more likely to become drug abusers? Or that sickle cell pain is just like any other kind of pain? Join mythbuster Dr. Bernard Lopez from Thomas Jefferson University Hospital as he debunks four common misconceptions associated with the pathophysiology and treatment of sickle cell disease in emergency departments.
    Content for this non-certified educational series is produced and controlled by ReachMD. This series is intended for health care professionals only.

    What You Need to Know About Sickle Cell Disease Management

    What You Need to Know About Sickle Cell Disease Management

    Guest: Jason W. Wilson, MD, MA, FACEP


    How much do you really know about sickle cell disease? Test your knowledge with Dr. Jason Wilson from Tampa General Hospital and the University of South Florida as he addresses how these little-known facts affect the approach to sickle cell care in emergency departments.
    Content for this non-certified educational series is produced and controlled by ReachMD. This series is intended for health care professionals only.

    How to Improve Sickle Cell Care in Emergency Medicine: A Case Review

    How to Improve Sickle Cell Care in Emergency Medicine: A Case Review

    Host: Matt Birnholz, MD

    Guest: Bernard Lopez, MD, MS, CPE, FACEP, FAAEM


    To address the ever-evolving approach to sickle cell disease management, Dr. Matt Birnholz is joined by Dr. Bernard Lopez from Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.
    Together, they review a representative case of adult sickle cell patients and break down the various factors affecting their care in multiple settings. In addition, Dr. Lopez tackles the stigma associated with sickle cell disease, an updated triage approach for clinicians, and guideline-supported treatment strategies for sickle cell patients.
    Content for this non-certified educational series is produced and controlled by ReachMD. This series is intended for health care professionals only.

    Sickle Cell Disease: How Should YOU Reassess Management & Treatment?

    Sickle Cell Disease: How Should YOU Reassess Management & Treatment?

    Host: Matt Birnholz, MD

    Guest: Jason W. Wilson, MD, MA, FACEP


    Thanks to recent insights into how sickle cell disease develops throughout a patient’s lifetime, therapeutic approaches are now shifting. To dive deeper into these findings, Dr. Matt Birnholz is joined by Dr. Jason Wilson, Assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Research in the Division of Emergency Medicine at University of South Florida.
    Content for this non-certified educational series is produced and controlled by ReachMD. This series is intended for health care professionals only.

    Uncovering the Chronic Impacts of Sickle Cell Disease

    Uncovering the Chronic Impacts of Sickle Cell Disease

    Host: Matt Birnholz, MD

    Guest: Caroline Freiermuth, MD, MS, FACEP


    When it comes to sickle cell disease, there’s a stigma associated with these patients’ pain crises, but that’s not the only thing physicians need to concern themselves with when treating their patients. This complex disease affects all of the body’s organ systems, and to dive into these chronic impacts, Dr. Matt Birnholz is joined by emergency medicine physician at the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Caroline Freiermuth.

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