Reply To: Sickle Cell Care Coordination

  • Dawn Mannon

    October 16, 2022 at 9:59 pm


    I am the manager in CCBD outpatient.  We currently have 1 full time dedicated RN Coordinator for the Sickle Cell population.  Most of her time is administrative and she organizes comp clinics which include Pulm, Social Workers etc.  We have around 250 patients with Sickle Cell.  As far as the hand’s on care–our infusion RNs and Clinic RNs do that (IVs, infusions etc).  Our RN coordinator has a “buddy” who manages non malig heme and covers for her when on PTO.  We also have a MA Care Coordinator for all heme patients.

    Dawn Mannon, MSN, RN
    Clinical Manager
    Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders
    Phoenix Children’s Hospital
    Phoenix, AZ
    Original Message:
    Sent: 10-07-2022 11:54 AM
    From: Rhoda Phillips
    Subject: Sickle Cell Care Coordination

    Good Morning

    Does anyone have a robust sickle cell program with nurses who manage the patients’ care (nurse coordinators or team nursing)?
    I am looking for insight into how the nurses manage patient calls (sick or other), support/resources for your patients, clinic visits with nurses, administrative time, and nurse-to-patient ratios for the sickle cell patient population.
    Any other adhoc knowledge/workflow sharing you would be willing to talk about or share with me.

    thanks in advance,