Case Study #5_Sickle Cell Anemia.docx - Name_Alison Lagalo NUR 250 \u2013 Med-Surg I Case Study#5 Sickle Cell Anemia Mr Emerson is a 34-year-old African

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Name:_Alison Lagalo NUR 250 – Med-Surg I Case Study #5 Sickle Cell Anemia Mr. Emerson is a 34-year-old African American male, and his wife are discussing heredity concerns for their future child. Mrs. Emerson is pregnant and they are attending a childbirth class in which the pregnancy counselor and nurse are answering questions. Mr. Emerson states that he is afraid any male child they have will have sickle cell disease because he has it. 1. How should the nurse respond to Mr. Emerson? Answer: Your child could inherit sickle cell disease because this disease is genetic. Once the child is born we can perform a hemoglobin test to see if the baby has sickle cell. Rationale: A child with one parent that has the sickle cell gene has a one in two chance of inheriting sickle cell disease. Bridges, K. R. (n.d.). How Do People Get Sickle Cell Disease? Retrieved from 2. Two weeks later, Mr. Emerson is in the Emergency Department (ED) with severe right knee pain.
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