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Welcome to the Sickle Cell Disease Education Program for Healthcare Providers

Description of Program
The Sickle Cell Disease Education Program for Healthcare Providers is made up of 13 modules and each module is made up of multiple lessons that are micro lessons (take less than 10 minutes to complete).

This series of educational modules have been developed to provide equitable access to high-quality education for healthcare providers to support the needs of people with Sickle Cell Disease.

This one-credit-per-hour Self Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Ontario Chapter for up to 13 Mainpro+®credits

The goal of the Program
The collective goal of these lessons is to improve the knowledge, skills, and actions of healthcare providers who care for people with SCD to reduce health inequities and improve access to safe, equitable care.  You will receive a certificate of completion at the end of each module!

Target Audience: These educational lessons are geared towards those who are new to taking care of people with SCD or those who want to have a better understanding of SCD, including the lived experiences of our patients. These lessons are also for those who want to refresh their knowledge in providing care to people with SCD and their families. The target audience is not limited to physicians, nurses, social workers, psychologists, etc.

List of Modules (Planned Release Date)

  • Module 1 – Fundamentals of Sickle Cell Disease (Released January 2023)
  • Module 2 – Introduction to the Ontario Health Quality Standards for Sickle Cell Disease (Released January 2023)
  • Module 3 – Acute Pain in Sickle Cell Disease (Released June 2023)
  • Module 4 – Common Treatment Options in SCD
  • Module 5 – Common Complications in SCD
  • Module 6 – Module 6 – Adolescents and Young Adults with SCD – Transitions, Compassionate Communication, Psychosocial Impact, and Youth Engagement
  • Module 7 – Anti Racist Healthcare for Individuals with SCD
  • Module 8 – Raising Awareness in SCD through Sustained Advocacy
  • Module 9 – Reproductive and Sexual Health for Individuals with SCD
  • Module 10 – Mental Health and SCD
  • Module 11 – Latest Research and Innovation in Sickle Cell Care (TBD)
  • Module 12 – Newborn Screening and Genetic Counselling in Sickle Cell Disease (TBD)
  • Module 13 – Primary Care – Prevention, Treatment, and Management of Sickle Cell Disease (TBD)

Purpose: To provide hcp the opportunity to ask questions about the module released at the beginning of the previous month. Also, an opportunity to listen to other colleagues to gain learning in other ways.

SCAGO Healthcare Provider Project Coordinator
Karen Fleming, RN, Clinical Nurse Specialist
E-mail: hcp@sicklecellanemiaca.live-website.com

HCP Education Program is proudly supported by