Implement NIH guidelines for hospitals when managing sickle cell crisis in Emergency rooms

Implement NIH guidelines for hospitals when managing sickle cell crisis in Emergency rooms

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Blaze Eppinger started this petition to State Senator Ben Watson and

The Care for a patient living with Sickle Cell can vary drastically when visiting an Emergency room. Patients can wait long hours in waiting rooms and that can be seen as an eternity when in pain. Sometimes a patient's pain may even be doubted by health care professionals. What I hope to achieve with this petition is one word, protocol. The NIH (National Institutes of Health) published (Evidence Based Management) documentation that can be found online on how to manage acute complications for those living with Sickle Cell Disease.  In the documentation under chapter 3 (Acute Pain Algorithm)  it states "A patient coming in with complications should be triaged as (High Priority). A patient should receive pain medication within 30 minutes of triage or 60 minutes within registration. Exact wording from documentation says "Pain is to be treated promptly and aggressively". Sadly the consensus from the Sickle cell community does not reflect the data NIH published. Doctors are hesitant to administer certain medications, triage can take hours, and bedside manner can leave patients feeling unheard. I ask with these signatures that we receive consistency. Someone in pain should not dread the treatment they may receive when visiting the local ER room. You would like to feel a sense of relief when visiting the hospital, as you know your pain will soon be alleviated. This is a real problem, If you don't believe us, believe the National Institutes of Health.

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