Acute Painful Episodes Vaso-occlusive Crisis: Guidelines for Management in Children with Sickle Cell Disease

  • Category:

    Pain Treatment - Non-pharmacologic, Pain Treatment - Pharmacologic.

  • Age Range:

    Age 0-12m (Infant), Age 01y-11y (Child), Age 12y-18y (Adolescent), Age 18y+ (Young Adult).

  • Tags:

    Emergency Room, Opioid, Sickle cell, Vaso-occlusive.

  • Type of Document:

    Medication Guideline, Treatment Guideline.

  • Type of Pain:

    Acute, Disease related pain, Other.

  • Author:

    Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), Toronto, Ontario, CA

This clinical practice guideline has been developed for the management of sickle cell patients who present to the emergency department and/or inpatient units with an acute painful episode of vaso-occlusive crisis.