Reply To: Management of Sickle Cell Fever

  • Kristen Ammon

    October 17, 2018 at 10:47 am

    We are the same as St. Joseph’s…the attempt to see the patient in our clinic/day hospital is made if during the daytime hours (Saturdays and Sundays too) if the volume/acuity is not already too high.

    Kristen Ammon, MSN, RN
    Nurse Manager
    Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant inpatient unit and clinic/Valvano Day Hospital
    Duke Children’s
    Durham, NC
    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