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Rev Bras Enferm. 2007 May-Jun;60(3):327-30.

[Nursing interventions for patients with sickle cell during pain crisis].

[Article in Portuguese]

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Faculdade de Enfermagem da Universidade de Santo Amaro, São Paulo.


Sickle cell is the most common genetic disease in Brazil. Its complications result in out of control painful crisis. In considering this context, this article aimed at evidencing what nursing actions or interventions can be carried out to minimize those patients' pain. A bibliographic research was carried out in LILACS, BDENf and SciELO databases. Findings demonstrated that it is necessary for the nurse to have enough knowledge about physiologic process of pain as well as the crisis' unchained factors. The acting of nursing professional aims to move away those unchaining factors, the orientation and education of the patient and to focus where the pain occurs, applying the necessary intervention to each situation.

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