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Understanding sickle cell disorders

01 April 2005

Nursing Standard

Learning zone

More than 12,500 people in England have sickle cell disorders. This article explains how these disorders can be inherited and discusses the associated clinical...

Caring for surgical patients with sickle cell disease

08 May 1996

Nursing Standard

Sickle cell disease

For thousands of people in the UK today sickle cell disease (SCD) is a serious, debilitating and at times severely handicapping condition. This is particularly so...

Understanding sickle cell disorders

20 April 2005

Nursing Standard

CPD

More than 12,500 people in England have sickle cell disorders. This article explains how these disorders can be inherited and discusses the associated clinical...

An overview of the effects of sickle cell disease in adolescents

29 February 2012

Nursing Standard

A&S Science

Specific complications of sickle cell disease (SCD) may emerge during adolescence, and education of patients and families is vital during transition from paediatric...

Sickle cell anaemia and the experiences of young people living with the condition

26 April 2018

Nursing Children and Young People

Literature review

Sickle cell anaemia (SCA) is a life-threatening haemoglobin disorder acknowledged for its unpredictability and painful episodes. The aim of this qualitative...

Support for A&E nurses caring for patients with sickle cell disease

18 October 2000

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To investigate the supportive work carried out by a health psychologist working with nurses in an A&E department caring for patients with sickle cell disease,...

Informed consent for exchange blood transfusions in sickle cell disease

02 October 2008

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article examines the importance of information giving and its role in gaining informed consent from patients with sickle cell disease requiring exchange blood...

Hydroxyurea information for children and parents

01 March 2003

Paediatric Nursing

Clinical

Provision of accurate, understandable information has always been, and will continue to be, a vital element in patient care. Information about medication and other...

Screening for sickle cell disease and thalassaemia in primary care

01 September 2012

Primary Health Care

A&S Science

Sickle cell disease and thalassaemia are inherited blood diseases that affect the oxygen capacity of red blood cells. People who are carriers of these conditions are...

Psychological help for pregnant women with sickle cell disease

02 September 2009

Primary Health Care

General

The inherited condition sickle cell disease causes lifelong chronic health problems and can have a severe effect on quality of life. A variety of psychological...