Online Program

Burden of Sickle Cell Disease Treatment: Literature Review and Personal Perspective of a Patient with Sickle Cell Disease Seeking Care in the Emergency Room

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 : 10:50 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.

Ronisha Edwards, Undergraduate, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
This presentation will highlight the disease burden experienced by individuals with sickle cell disease, including obstacles, emotional impact of being viewed as drug seeking, not receiving timely treatment for pain control, and not being given proper dose of medication to control their pain.

Learning Areas:

Chronic disease management and prevention
Other professions or practice related to public health

Learning Objectives:
Explain to the audience current and past research on obstacles encountered by patients with sickle cell disease when seeking care in the ER Describe the disparities in treating pain in the ER between patients presenting with general pain and those presenting with sickle cell pain [time of administration, dosing, stereotypes of drug seeking.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am an undergraduate student at UIC and a SCD patient in the UIC SCD Clinic. As a participant in the Urban Health Program I recently completed a summer research where I worked with SCD researchers on CD research. I am qualified to speak on this subject due to my personal experience with the disease and my experience working with the UIC.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.