{{ (moduleVm.actions && moduleVm.changeStatus) ? moduleVm.status : '' }} Understanding the Complications of Sickle Cell Disease

Activity Steps

Purpose of Activity

To discuss the genetic, hematologic, and clinical features of sickle cell disease (SCD) and its major health complications, as well as review the nursing implications of each complication.

Learning Objectives

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. Summarize the defining characteristics of and the precipitating and risk factors for SCD and its complications.
  2. list the clinical manifestations of SCD and its complications.
  3. Plan appropriate interventions for patients with SCD.
Price: $17.95


  • ANCC 1.5 CH
  • DC - BON 1.5 CH
  • FL - BON 1.5 CH
  • GA - BON 1.5 CH

Lippincott Professional Development is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This activity is also provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 11749. Lippincott Professional Development is also an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the District of Columbia Board of Nursing, Florida Board of Nursing, and Georgia Board of Nursing, #50-1223.

Test Code: AJN0619A
Published: June 2019
Expires: 6/2/2023
Required Passing Score: 16/20 (80%)
Authors: Paula Tanabe, PhD, RN; Regena Spratling, PhD, RN; Dana Smith, BSN; Peyton Grissom, BSN; Mary Hulihan, DrPH
Categories: Acute Care , Hematology
Specialties: Acute Care