CE Credit

Sickle Cell Disease and Trait

Welcome to the training on Sickle Cell Disease and Trait provided by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

Credit hours: 1.25 CE


The goal of this module is to equip Texas Health Steps providers and others with the ability to coordinate care for children and adolescents with sickle cell disease and trait, collaborate with other health-care professionals and communicate effectively with patients and families.

Target Audience

Texas Health Steps providers and other interested health-care professionals.

Specific Learning Objectives

After completing the activities of this module, you will be able to:

  1. Differentiate sickle cell disease from sickle cell trait.
  2. Assess when a patient should be referred to a pediatric hematologist.
  3. Manage ongoing care of patients with sickle cell disease and sickle cell trait in the primary care setting. 
  4. Specify culturally effective strategies for communicating with patients and families. 

Please note this module expires on 9/25/2023.

This module was released on 9/25/2020.

Accreditation Statement


Browser Requirements

The medical definitions in this module were adapted from the American Urological Association, the British Journal of Haemotology, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Current Oncology, Healthline, MedicineNet.com, Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the National Cancer Institute, the National Human Genome Research Institute and the U.S. National Library of Medicine.