Reply To: Sickle Cell Pain Management

  • Lori Vick

    February 21, 2023 at 1:59 pm
    Thank you for including me in the discussion. I would like to share two upcoming events to those of you interested in the care of persons with sickle cell disease.
    1. IASCNAPA will be holding a conference on March 15 & 16.  It is free of charge, please go to the following link to register:
    2. FSCDR will be holding a Nursing Symposium on March 30 from 10am – 4pm.  There is a fee for attendance.
    With good cheer!

    Lori L. Vick, Ph.D., MAT, RN

    Assistant Professor of Nursing
    Pres., International Association of Sickle Cell Nurses and Professional Associates (IASCNAPA); 
    V.P., Midlands of South Carolina Black Nurses Association (MSCBNA)

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    Original Message:
    Sent: 2/21/2023 1:04:00 PM
    From: Kristina Harrison
    Subject: RE: Sickle Cell Pain Management

    Hi there!  Christina, what kind of benchmarks/goals were used for “time to first pain med”?   Is there a set time for pain reassessments in the ED pain plans?

    Kristina Harrison, RN
    Austin, TX
    United States
    Original Message:
    Sent: 02-15-2022 08:26 PM
    From: Christina McGrisken
    Subject: Sickle Cell Pain Management

    We provide our ED with guidelines on how to manage pain for our sickle cell population. For our chronic pain patients, we have documented individualized pain plans in the chart- we have Epic so we use the “care coordination note” which typically pops up as soon as someone opens the chart. Our ED does not typically start PCAs.

    Christina McGrisken, FNP-BC
    Sickle Cell Nurse Practitioner
    The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore
    Bronx, New York

    Original Message:
    Sent: 05-27-2021 03:25 PM
    From: Meghan Ariotti
    Subject: Sickle Cell Pain Management

    I wanted to know if any organizations have a pathway for pain control for Sickle Cell patients that would include a PCA being initiated in the ED setting versus waiting to start a PCA until the patient arrives to an admission unit.

    Meghan R. Ariotti, DNP, APRN, PCNS-BC, CPN
    Mayo Clinic
    Pediatric CNS – Hematology, Oncology, Transplant