September is National Sickle Cell Awareness Month. We honor and hope for all the #SickleCellWarriors who strive and survive and thrive every day.
Did you know the Partners Program hosts CME accredited sickle cell disease (SCD) modules, free to the public? The website, www.PartnersPRN.org, hosts three CME activities covering the issues facing adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with SCD and the phase of transitioning from a pediatric care model to an adult care model, a period associated with significantly increased risk for care discontinuity, acute complications, and death.
Authored by Dr. Emily Riehm Meier, Pediatric Hematologist and Sickle Cell Research Director at the Indiana Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center in Indianapolis, these CME activities detail the most important and modifiable barriers to better outcomes among AYAs with SCD: underutilization of hydroxyurea, lack of comprehensive care for these patients, and need for structured transition programs to shepherd patients through the transition period.
Would you like to gain more education about these important and timely topics - and earn free CMEs?
These CME activities offer a patient-centered and practical approach to managing the care and transition of AYAs with SCD with a vision toward extending life expectancy, improving quality of life, and increasing competency among care providers for persons with SCD.
Learn more by clicking the link. To complete an activity, you must be registered and logged in.