This e-learning resource has been designed to improve and promote better care from nurses looking after adults with sickle cell disease. The aim is to deliver information to enable nurses best manage painful episodes of sickle attacks present to hospital.
In the UK appoximately 12,500 to 15,000, people are affected predominately from the African and Caribbean backgrounds (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, (NICE) 2012). The prevalence of this condition is increasing due to new births and immigrants to the UK. This is why more education for nurses are needed in order to best care for patients with the condition.