Reply To: Management of Sickle Cell Fever

  • Marcia Bettenhausen

    January 19, 2018 at 7:42 am

    ​We are similar to everyone else – we try to see in the ambulatory clinic for the initial cultures and antibiotic.  If we are unable to to chair availability or safe staffing we refer to the ER or as a direct admit to the hospital based on the phone assessment.

    Marcia Stubstad, BSN,CPHON,RN
    Fargo, ND
    Original Message:
    Sent: 10-28-2017 05:22 PM
    From: Joan Shea
    Subject: Management of Sickle Cell Fever

    Hi Everyone,

    Currently at our institution all sickle cell fever patients are referred to the ER for treatment. I was wondering if you could tell me if you treat your sickle cell fever patients in your outpatient clinic or if they are referred to the ER?


    Joanie Shea MSN RN CPON
    Staff Nurse III
    Boston Children’s Hospital
    Boston, MA