CanHaem is pleased to present the first ever national Canadian guidance for Sickle Cell Disease: The Consensus Statement on the Care of Patients with Sickle Cell Disease in Canada, 2015. We are indebted to Drs. Ewurabena Simpson and Madeleine Verhovsek who have worked tirelessly as editors of this important document.
The Consensus Statement on the Care of Patients with Sickle Cell Disease in Canada is a comprehensive summary of the current best practices in the prevention and management of Sickle Cell Disease complications. It is meant to be a thorough and accessible resource for Canadian health care providers, with an emphasis on the practical aspects of care for Sickle Cell Disease. Target audiences for this document include hematologists, internists, pediatricians, emergency physicians, and sub-specialists involved in care of patients with Sickle Cell Disease. The Principles and Recommendations sections, in particular, should serve as a quick reference for the above-listed groups, as well as for primary care providers. Patients and their family members will also benefit from reviewing this document, and should feel empowered to use it as a tool to ask important questions and to advocate for themselves in medical settings.
The full document can be found below.
For ease of reference, individual chapters of the Consensus Statement can be found listed below.
Part 2 – PREVENTING AND MANAGING COMPLICATIONS OF SICKLE CELL DISEASE
Acute Chest Syndrome
Stroke and Neurological Complications
Growth and Endocrine Complications
Part 3 – COMPREHENSIVE CARE
Contraception, Preconception and Pregnancy
Immunisations and Antimicrobials
Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
Transition of Care and Adolescents
Comprehensive Care Centres