CME Course

Prophylactic Transfusion During Pregnancy for Women with Sickle Cell Disease

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Target Audience

This course is of interest to physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants who specialize in the areas of internal medicine, family practice, and obstetrics and gynecology. The content may also be of benefit to other specialists who manage and treat women with sickle cell disease.

Course Description

When indicated, blood transfusions in pregnant women are likely to be life-saving. An additional element of concern ensues when the patient has sickle cell disease. It is vital to choose the appropriate timing of a blood transfusion in these at risk patients. In this podcast, Dr. Everett Magann discusses prophylactic transfusion during pregnancy for women with sickle cell disease. Dr. Magann is the corresponding author of an article appearing in the April 2021 issue of the Southern Medical Journal that addresses this topic. At the conclusion of this podcast, the learner should be able to:

  • Differentiate between emergent transfusions and prophylactic transfusions in women with sickle cell disease;
  • Understand the current status of prophylactic transfusion therapy for women with sickle cell disease in the United States;
  • Recognize clinical benefit of prophylactic blood transfusion in pregnancy.

Course Information

CME Release Date: March 29, 2021
Valid for credit through: March 28, 2022
Course type:  Audio Podcast
Estimated time of completion:  20 minutes

Credits Available

Southern Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Southern Medical Association designates this Internet Activity (Enduring Material) for a maximum of .25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Healthcare Professionals
For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board.  All healthcare professionals who are not MDs or DOs will receive a certificate of participation.

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Upon successful completion of these components, your certificate will be processed and emailed from customerservice@sma.org within approximately 1 hour. Credits will be archived for 6 years; at any point within this time period you may login to your account to print a duplicate copy of your certificate.

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

As an organization accredited by the ACCME, Southern Medical Association requires everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. The ACCME defines "relevant financial relationships" as financial relationships in any amount, occurring within the past 24 months.

Southern Medical Association encourages speakers/authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration, at first mention and where appropriate in the content.

 The following individuals have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Faculty
Dr EF Magann is currently the Fellowship Director of the Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) department at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, and the senior departmental MFM.  He holds the position as Associate Editor in Chief of, The International Journal of Women’s Health, and is an editor of the Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine.  As a retired Navy Captain, he is the Vice Chair of the Armed Forces District of ACOG, and has published more than 376 peer review articles and has authored 43 book chapters.

Richard Holt, MD, MSE, MPH, MABE, DBioethics, is professor emeritus and clinical professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. His areas of clinical practice and research include tissue reconstruction, upper respiratory diseases, trauma and disaster management, and bioengineering. He holds advanced degrees in public health, engineering, health policy, and bioethics.

Southern Medical Association Staff
Jennifer Price, MA

Course Materials

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