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  • Sickle Cell Michigan Detroit - SCDAAMI

    SCDAA-MI SICKLE CELL DISEASE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA - MICHIGAN CHAPTER OUR MISSION: To maximize the quality of life of individuals living with sickle cell disease. To enable individuals with sickle cell trait to make informed decisions with respect to family planning. To provide education and testing for the general public. ​ Sickle cell is a complex biopsychosocial condition affecting every blood vessel, organ, and system in the body. While its severity impacts each individual uniquely, sickle cell’s most common visible presentation is excruciating, unpredictable pain. However, the condition’s less visible complications of continual hemolytic anemia and vascular and organ damage are silent, but life-shortening, ramifications suffered by every individual with sickle cell. To play, press and hold the enter key. To stop, release the enter key. SCDAA-MI provides education, assistance, and advocacy for individuals living with and families affected by sickle cell disease. Our services are available throughout Michigan and span lifetime needs. OPPORTUNITIES TO LEARN - SHARE - DISCOVER CHEAT CODES STATE OF SICKLE CELL DISEASE EXPLORE TREATMENTS WAYS TO ENGAGE WITH SCDAA-MI NEWS & MEDIA SPONSORS & ALLIANCES QUESTIONS ABOUT HYDROXYUREA WE'RE NOW WORKING REMOTELY TO HELP PROTECT OUR COMMUNITY. PLEASE CALL FOR ASSISTANCE. THANK YOU! DETROIT OFFICE 18516 James Couzens Fwy Detroit, MI 48235 Mon - Fri: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. ​​Special Event Hours as Posted CONTACT US Detroit/SE Mich: (313) 864-4406 or ( 800) 842-0973 Children's Hospital SC Clinic: (313) 745-5613 Sickle Cell Trait Counseling: (313) 595-0280 School/Job Assistance: (313) 595-0541 Email: info@scdaami.org SATELLITE OFFICES Adult Clinic Caseworker: (313) 864-4406 Benton Harbor/Kalamazoo Area: (269) 927-5629 Grand Rapids/Muskegon Area: (616) 788-9816 Jackson/Lansing Area: (517) 249-3528 Saginaw/Flint Area: (989) 372-0256

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    2019 holidays Camp Cancellation2 WSU 02282020 Whitten-Shurney MD Register2 GivingTuesdayNow Walk promo IMG_0946 SCDAAMI Stabenow meeting Ahmar TEDx IMG_0943 iseeu 2022 Events Mark your calendar and join us for fun, educational, advocacy, and celebratory events throughout the year. (Virtual for now, of course.) SCDAA-MI Upcoming Events Download the full calendar of events here. Events subject to change. Have questions? Need info? Want to send an idea for an educational topic? Contact us at info@scdaami.org or 313.864.4406.

  • SickleCell911 | -scdaami-

    SICKLE CELL 911: FAST ACCESS TO GUIDELINES & BETTER CARE Empowering medical professionals to implement evidence-based sickle cell action. Amplifying the patient's voice in care. " Only about 1 in 4 patients with sickle cell disease receive the standard of care described in current guidelines, and many studies have shown that patients do not receive treatment for their pain as soon as, or in appropriate doses as, other patients." - HHS Office of Minority Health PROVIDER INFO SCDAA HEALTH ALERT - COVID-19 AND SICKLE CELL DISEASE: An Outline to Decrease Burden and Minimize Morbidity PARTNER WITH SAFER COVID REGISTRY ASH COVID FAQs OPIOIDS & SCD NIH GUIDELINES COMPLICATIONS ASH POCKET GUIDES ABOUT SAFE(R) SCD EDUCATION IF A PATIENT GIVES YOU THIS CARD, PLEASE CLICK THE IMAGE FOR NIH GUIDELINES! PLEASE TRIAGE AS ESI 2 PER NIH AND AHRQ "It is not possible to manage pain at triage for patients with renal colic, cancer, or sickle cell crisis. These patients should be triaged as ESI level 2 and rapid placement should be facilitated whenever possible." - AHRQ, Emergency Severity Index (ESI) Implementation Handbook (see page 26) Web site PDF NIH SICKLE CELL PAIN ALGORITHM HOW TO CONDUCT A SICKLE CELL ASSESSMENT These videos from Duke University's School of Nursing demonstrate how to conduct an assessment for a sickle cell patient's vaso-occlusive crisis (6 mins) and a patient with a high number of ED visits who might face perceptions of opioid addiction or drug-seeking behavior (3 mins). ABOUT THE SAFE(R) INITIATIVE SAFE(R) stems from the sad and dangerous reality that many individuals with sickle cell opt to "wait out" an acute episode as long as possible rather than endure a traumatizing trip to the ED where they're likely to be stigmatized and/or undertreated. This treatment time lost equates to eventual organ failure or other tragic complications. We're asking the medical community to partner with us in assuring patients that they'll be SAFE(R) in your facility because you'll adhere to CDC and NIH guidelines in their care. ​ Access/download a compilation of NIH guides specific to SAFE(R). ​ Printable patient SCD911 SAFE(R) Card . ​ Learn more about the SAFE(R) Initiative . CDC CLARIFICATION ON OPIOIDS FOR SCD Read the clarification letter from CDC to ASH online . ​ Read the CDC's statement against misapplication of the guideline here. BACK TO THE TOP NIH EVIDENCE-BASED MANAGEMENT OF SICKLE CELL DISEASE NIH full recommendations Click the image at left for a PDF of the full 161-page NIH recommendations. This link will take you directly to the full document at NIH's site. NIH Quick Guide to Recommendations "The purpose of this Guide to Recommendations is to provide clinicians with a digital resource of the treatment recommendations extracted from the full report. For more information, please refer to the full report. . . ." ​ Click the image at right for a pdf of the 48-page Quick Guide. This link will take you directly to the Quick Guide document at NIH's site. NIH GUIDELINES: ACUTE CARE BREAKOUT For ease-of-access, this section contains a breakout of individual acute complications of sickle cell with links to corresponding PDFs from the Quick Guide and the full recommendations. What does the patient report? Remember, there are no labs that can indicate or confirm a patient's level of pain ! Acute Chest Syndrome: Quick Full ​ Acute Stroke: Quick Full ​ Anemia: Quick Full ​ Fever: Quick Full ​ Hepatobiliary: Quick Full ​ Multi-System Organ Failure: Quick Full ​ Ocular Conditions: Quick Full ​ Priapism: Quick Full ​ Renal Failure: Quick Full ​ Splenic Sequestration: Quick Full ​ Vaso-occlusive crisis/pain episode: Quick Full ​ ASH POCKET GUIDES FOR ACUTE AND NON-ACUTE CARE MANAGEMENT ASH POCKET GUIDE - MANAGEMENT OF ACUTE COMPLICATIONS OF SICKLE CELL Click the image to access a PDF of ASH's Management of Acute Complications of Sickle Cell Disease pocket guide. Presented by ASH in 2014, adapted from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's Evidence Based Management of Sickle Cell Disease: Expert Panel Report, 2014. (Click here to go directly to ASH's web site for links to all its sickle cell pocket guides.) ACCESS ALL ASH POCKET GUIDES FOR MANAGING SICKLE CELL Click here to go directly to ASH's web site for links to all the sickle cell pocket guides. The following links will take you to individual PDFs for download. Cardiopulmonary and Kidney Disease in Sickle Cell Disease: Screening and Management This pocket guide includes key recommendations from the American Society of Hematology 2019 guidelines for sickle cell disease: cardiopulmonary and kidney disease, available soon in Blood Advances. ​ Health Maintenance and Management of Chronic Complications of Sickle Cell Disease Presented by ASH in 2014, adapted from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's Evidence Based Management of Sickle Cell Disease: Expert Panel Report, 2014 ​ Hydroxyurea and Transfusion Therapy for the Treatment of Sickle Cell Disease Presented by ASH in 2014, adapted from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's Evidence Based Management of Sickle Cell Disease: Expert Panel Report, 2014 ​ Download the apps: For iOS For Android Web version of the apps BACK TO THE TOP SOURCES: https://www.minorityhealth.hhs.gov/sicklecell/, https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/evidence-based-management-sickle-cell-disease, https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/sites/default/files/media/docs/Evd-Bsd_SickleCellDis_Rep2014.pdf, https://www.hematology.org/Clinicians/Guidelines-Quality/Quick-Reference.aspx, https://sickleemergency.duke.edu/educational-resources/videos, https://www.ahrq.gov/sites/default/files/wysiwyg/professionals/systems/hospital/esi/esihandbk.pdf