Pediatric hematologist, Saskatoon
Project: Improving pain management for patients with Sickle Cell Anemia in the Pediatric ER
Sickle Cell Anemia is a relatively small patient population of more than 40 in our province, but it is growing substantially. Current national guidelines say that when these patients present to the emergency with a pain crisis, the goal should be for them to get a dose of opioid analgia into their system within 30 minutes of triage. Our patient population takes on average more than an hour for treatment. The aim of Dr. Stammers’ CQIP project was to create interventions to achieve that goal.