Reproductive Issues for Women with Sickle Cell Disease

June 16, 2015

This is a recorded version of the webinar on Reproductive Issues for Women with Sickle Cell Disease that was presented live on June 16, 2015. Please scroll all the way down this page to view the archived webinar. 

Webinar Launch Date: 6/16/15
Webinar Expiration Date: 6/16/16
Estimated Time to complete: 1 hour
Format: Archived Webinar
Target Audience: Primary Care Physicians, Specialty Physicians (Ob/Gyn, Oncology, Hematology), Physician Assistants, Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Registered Nurses in Specialty Areas (Ob/Gyn, Oncology, Hematology)

Program Description: 
In this webinar, Dr. Kim Smith-Whitley will provide evidence-based, practical information on the acute and chronic complications of sickle cell disease (SCD) for women and girls. It will also review the new NHLBI guideline for SCD, and inform medical providers how to integrate and apply the updated treatment guideline into their daily practice to improve the reproductive outcomes and quality of life for women and girls with SCD.

Learning Objectives:

After completing this educational activity, participants should be able to: 
• Apply available options for optimally managing menses and menstrual pain in adolescents and women with Sickle Cell Disease 
• Recognize the full range of reproductive choices available to young women with Sickle Cell Disease or Sickle Cell Trait 
• Determine how to manage pregnancy in women with Sickle Cell Disease 
• Identify barriers to hydroxyurea use in girls and women with Sickle Cell Disease and apply optimal local solutions 
• Apply the newly released guideline from the 2014 NHLBI report, “Evidence-Based Management of Sickle Cell Disease” 

Activity Medical Director
Andra H. James, MD, MPH
Consulting Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Duke University Medical Center

Kim Smith-Whitley, MD
Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center
Clinical Director
Division of Hematology
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

This activity has been planned and implemented by Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education and the Foundation for Women & Girls with Blood Disorders (FWGBD) for the advancement of patient care. Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.