Knowledge Check

True of false: there are specific tests for diagnosing vaso-occlusive crisis in a patient with sickle cell disease.

a
True
b
False

The differential diagnosis for vaso-occlusive crisis includes:

a
Avascular necrosis
b
Osteomyelitis
c
Sinusitis
d
Acute chest syndrome
e
Priapism

True of false: patients with sickle cell disease and vaso-occlusive crisis should not be administered opioids except as a last resort, because there is a risk of narcotic addition.

a
True
b
False

True or false: all patients with sickle cell disease and vaso-occlusive crisis should be administered supplemental oxygen.

a
True
b
False

True or false: all patients with sickle cell disease and vaso-occlusive crisis should be hydrated with intravenous fluids.

a
True
b
False
Not if they are tolerating oral fluids.

True of false: all patients with sickle cell disease and vaso-occlusive crisis should have incentive spirometry.

a
True
b
False