How Low Can It Go: Transfusion in Sickle Cell Disease

Presented by:
Jesse Revenis, MD



Svetlana Chembrovich, MD

Assistant Professor
University of Florida College of Medicine


Faculty Disclosure:

Drs. Revenis and Chembrovich have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships. No one else in a position to control content has any relationships to disclose.

Conflict of interest information for the CME Advisory Committee members can be found on the following website: All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.


Release Date: January 28, 2022

Expiration Date:  December 31, 2024

Target Audience: Specialty Physicians (Anesthesiologists), Anesthesiology Assistants

Learning Objectives:

As a result of participation in this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe pathophysiology and recognize clinical features of sickle cell disease.
  2. Review unique considerations in preoperative assessment of sickle cell patient.
  3. Apply evidence-based transfusion guidelines to perioperative care of sickle cell patients.
  4. Identify complications associated with chronic blood transfusions.
  5. Practice shared decision making with surgical teams and hematology in perioperative care of sickle cell patients.


Requirements for successful completion: Certificates are awarded upon successful completion (80% proficiency) of the post-test.

Accreditation: The University of Florida College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit: The University of Florida College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0  AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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