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APHON and its community provide a variety of events to help you keep pace with advancements in pediatric hematology/oncology nursing. You can view APHON events, local chapter events, Pediatric Chemotherapy/Biotherapy Provider courses, industry events, upcoming webinars, or the calendar of all events. The calendar name will indicate which events you are viewing.

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Webinar: Why Does it Hurt? Acute and Chronic Pain in Sickle Cell Disease
Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 01:00pm - 02:15pm


Susan Carson, MSN RN CPNP
Nurse Practitioner
Children's Hospital Los Angeles 

Webinar Description

Sickle cell disease ( SCD) is a complex hematological disorder that affects every organ in the body. The hallmark of sickle cell disease is the excruciatingly painful vaso-occlusive crisis. Managing pain in SCD patients has always been challenging for all members of the health care team including nurses. This presentation will explore the pathophysiology of pain in SCD patients and the factors- both physical and psychosocial that inform and shape the patient experience of pain. We will review acute pain versus chronic pain syndromes and how they differ in pathophysiology and treatment. This increased understanding of pain in our sickle cell population will lead to improved nursing care and patient outcomes.

Registration Information

Live webinars are an APHON member-only benefit. APHON members can log into the ACE Center and enroll for this live webinar under their free product catalog.   Prior to the live webinar, members can log back into the ACE Center and easily launch the live webinar through the Learning Center Current tab by clicking the link that states, “Click here to access the 12/18/19 webinar scheduled to begin at 1 pm CST”.

Within 24 hours following the conclusion of the live webinar, participants who completed the entire live webinar will be enrolled in the post-webinar CNE Post Test and Evaluation. This can be easily found by logging into the ACE Center and entering the Learning Center Current tab and clicking the “Launch” button to begin. Members may choose to deduct 1 credit from their free CNE bank to earn 1 CNE contact hour following successful completion of the post-test and evaluation.

This information will be made available at a later date as a self-paced course in the ACE Center for both members who are unable to attend the live webinar and non-members to access. Members may find this course available in their free product catalog and may choose to deduct 1 credit from their free CNE bank to earn contact hours following successful completion of the CNE post-test and evaluation. Non-members may purchase the self-paced course and CNE post-test and evaluation for $29 in the APHON online store and may log into the ACE Center to complete the activity.

CNE Accreditation

Participants will be awarded 1 CNE contact hour upon completion of the entire webinar, post-test, and evaluation. 

The Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Centers' Commission on Accreditation.

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationship(s)

All individuals in a position to control the content of this educational activity report no conflict of interest.

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Location:  Online



Disclaimer: APHON does not participate in the planning or execution of the provider course or any local chapter activity, and does not endorse any material produced by local chapters.