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Please help! what is the priority nursing intervention for sickle cell crisis?

Do your homework: This site is not a shortcut for you to have your nursing school or health class assignments answered. If you plan to pursue these interests you need to review the course materials and answer in the phraseology and terms common to those sources.Otherwise the instructors will know you did not, and will treat your answers accordingly. ...Read more

Dr. Mohammed Parvez
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Sickle Cell Crisis (Definition)

There are several kinds of crises - pain or vaso-occlusive crisis (blood flow to an area is "clogged" by sickled cells leading to areas of cell death), splenic sequestration crisis (trapping of large volume of blood in the spleen), and aplastic crisis (life-threatening anemia caused by inability to make enough new red blood cells to keep up with the very short life span ...Read more


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How can I treat sickle cell crisis?

How can I treat sickle cell crisis?

Aggressively: Treatment is of an urgent nature and requires hospitalization typically. The emphasis is on aggressive IV fluid replacement, pain control, treatment of underlying issues such as infection, bloood transfusion or exchange as determined by your hematologist. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for sickle cell crisis?

What do you recommend for sickle cell crisis?

Take pain medicine: First take pain medicine that worked well for you before, wam bath, heating pad, or cold pack, and try to relax may help. There is no single remedy that works for everyone or that works all the time. If these measures are not effective, you need to call your doctor. ...Read more

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Can the enviorment cause a sickle cell crisis?

Yes: Environmental issues can definitely cause a crisis. Cold weather can decrease blood flow causing cells to sickle. Hot weather can cause dehydration, which can lead to a crisis. Certainly environmental issues can lead to respiratory infections, which can lead to a crisis. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: sickle cell crisis?

What is the definition or description of: sickle cell crisis?

Usually pain.: There are several kinds of crises - pain or vaso-occlusive crisis (blood flow to an area is "clogged" by sickled cells leading to areas of cell death), splenic sequestration crisis (trapping of large volume of blood in the spleen), and aplastic crisis (life-threatening anemia caused by inability to make enough new red blood cells to keep up with the very short life span of sickled red cells). ...Read more

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I was wondering how I could have a sickle cell crisis without having the disease?

I was wondering how I could have a sickle cell crisis without having the disease?

Not typically: If you have the sickle cell trait, it is possible to have an anemic crisis in the setting of severe dehydration or stress to the immune system, though this is rare. In most cases, individuals with the sickle cell trait live perfectly healthy lives. Remaining hydrated especially in the setting of physical activity and excessive heat should help to prevent any symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for sickle cell crisis?

What is the best treatment for sickle cell crisis?

Complex: Oxygen and fluids are traditionally given, and pain meds for symptom control. Infection, infarction, and other stresses may trigger a crisis. Hydroxyurea is used on a on-going basis during and between crises/. ...Read more

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Does high reticulocyte count mean sickle cell crisis?

Not necessarily....: Patients with sickle cell disease have elevated reticulocyte counts at baseline, as their red cells have significantly reduced half lives relative to normal rbcs. More rapid red cell synthesis, reflected by the high retic count, is needed to maintain steady state, albeit lower than normal. Are you having other symptoms suggesting vaso occlusive crisis? If so, you should seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for a sickle cell crisis?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for a sickle cell crisis?

Supportive care: It depends--sickle cell crisis can manifest as pain crisis, acute chest syndrome, stroke, priapism etc. But basically supportive care like- vigorous hydration, pain medication , adequate oxygenation, are needed. Exchange transfusion vs simple transfusion often times also has to be done depending on the level of hb. ...Read more

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I recently was admitted for a sickle cell crisis and the pain in my shoulder has gotten worst. I have avn in that shoulder what are my options?

I recently was admitted for a sickle cell crisis and the pain in my shoulder has gotten worst. I have avn in that shoulder what are my options?

Ortho eval: Sickle crisis can certainly impact on pain levels. As the initial answer said you need an orthopedic evaluation. I am in the atlanta area, send me a private message and i will share some possible doctors for you to see. ...Read more

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Dr. James Ball
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Sickle Cell Disease (Definition)

This is a genetic disorder in which hemoglobin is abnormally made., more common in people of african descent. This abnormality causes red blood cells to become stiff and fall apart. This can cause very specific symptoms: pain, pneumonias, strokes, spleen problems, and many other problems. Some have mild disease, some ...Read more