SNPhA Regions 1 & 2 Conference: outside speaker: Updates in the Management of Sickle Cell Disease

February 22, 2020

Due to the nature of sickle cell disease (SCD) and the limited patient population it affects, there is a limited number of literature available for use by professionals. Clinical experience remains a moderately strong source of evidence for management of SCD. Therefore, this CPE activity with education provided by a professional who manages SCD patients daily will reduce the gap present for professionals seeking information about treating the disease.

Target Audience

Pharmacists

Learning Objectives

  • Given a patient case, identify the risk for developing sickle cell disease (SCD)
  • Explain at least two of the several complications of SCD
  • Given SCD patient case, discuss an appropriate medication therapy for the patient  
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy
    The UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education.
Course opens: 
02/22/2020
Course expires: 
03/23/2020
Event starts: 
02/22/2020 - 2:00pm
Event ends: 
02/22/2020 - 3:00pm

Due to the nature of sickle cell disease (SCD) and the limited patient population it affects, there is a limited number of literature available for use by professionals. Clinical experience remains a moderately strong source of evidence for management of SCD. Therefore, this CPE activity with education provided by a professional who manages SCD patients daily will reduce the gap present for professionals seeking information about treating the disease.

Sheraton Hotel Station Square
Pittsburgh , PA
United States

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

                   This knowledge-based activity provides 1.0 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy
    The UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education.
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