Pediatric Algorithms

The Family Centered Pediatric Sickle Cell Assessment of Needs and Strengths (FC-Peds-ED-SCANS) was adapted from the adult version of the ED-SCANS. The FC-Peds-ED-SCANS includes five algorithms to guide ED management of the child with SCD. Decisions and supporting algorithms include: triage, analgesic management, diagnostic evaluation, high-risk, high user and disposition and referrals. Additional information on the development is available.


Tanabe, P., Dias, N., & Gorman, L. Care of Children with Sickle Cell Disease in the Emergency Department: Parent and Provider Perspectives Inform Quality Improvement Efforts.  Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing. Accepted date: April 19, 2013.