Flashcards in Sickle Cell Anemia Deck (10):
How is this condition inherited ?
A child receives the gene from both parents.
How long do sickled RBCs live compared to normal RBCs?
6-20 days: normal is 120
What does this put the pt at risk for ?
What test determines sickle cell
Hemoglobin- shows anemia
Sickle testing of blood
The acute exacerbation of sickle cell anemia is called__
Sickle cell crisis or Vaso-occlusive crisis
The most common cause ?
This causes the SIckled blood to do what ??
How do you treat a sickle cell crisis?
Hydrate with Oral and IV fluids
Give O2 to increase tissue perfusion
A blood transfusion maybe needed
Give pain meds - very painful
During a sickle cell crisis which intervention is done first---do O2 or hydrate with IV FLUIDS?
Hydrate with IV fluids
Remember during a crisis the blood is clumped together , so the goal is to decrease the viscosity of the blood . O2 will not reverse the cause . It will only prevent more clumping