Sickle Cell and the Athlete

Return to all Musculoskeletal and Sports Care sessions.

Estimated time to complete session: 45 min.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this CME session, you should be able to:

1. Define heat-related illness and sickle cell trait/disease and their interaction.

2. Describe the complex needs of the athlete with sickle cell trait/disease and identify how this will affect performance, nutrition, hydration and medication use.

3. Discuss the current treatment and management options for those patients with sickle cell trait/disease.

4. Describe treatment options for heat-related illness, including return to play considerations.

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 AAFP prescribed
Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
06/06/2019

James R. Clugston, MD, MS, CAQSM, Assistant Professor, Department of Community Health and Family Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine; Assistant Director, University of Florida Sports Medicine Fellowship; Team Physician, University of Florida Athletic Association, Gainesville

Available Credit

  • 0.75 AAFP prescribed

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
06/06/2019
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