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This guideline is the first comprehensive evidence-based guideline to address treatment of the pain of sickle-cell disease.
- Lennette J. Benjamin, MD
- Carlton D. Dampier, MD
- Ada Jacox, PhD RN
- Victoria Odesina, MS RN
- David Phoenix, PhD
- Barbara S. Shapiro, MD
- Maureen Strafford, MD
- Marsha Treadwell, PhD
Overview of Sickle-Cell Disease and Related Pain
Types and Characteristics of Pain Associated with Sickle-Cell Disease
Treatment of Pain in Sickle-Cell Disease
Pharmacological Management of Sickle Pain
Acetaminophen and NSAIDs
Opioids: Side Effects, Tolerance, Physical Dependence and Addiction
Management of an Episode of Acute Pain
Details of Opioid Administration
Psychological, Behavioral, and Physical Interventions
Importance of Comprehensive Care
Sickle Pain in Developmental Stages
Focus of Care in Various Settings