Episode 2 – The Sick Sickle Cell Patient

 

Most of us are familiar with resuscitation of the standard sick person.  But how should we change our course of treatment when caring for a patient with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD)?  In this episode, we bring out a case study and discuss the variances in managing a sick SCD patient.


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