As outlined in detail in the Clinical and Data Management Core, patients with sickle cell disease benefit from standardized and rapid interventions when experiencing acute complication of their disease. An Acute Care Unit will ensure that interventions are administered by trained staff in an environment supportive of all clinical and research needs. In this Alterations and Renovations section, we propose the renovation of a currently occupied inpatient unit that is scheduled to be developed as observation space. Five beds and an associated nurses station, family lounge and playroom will be dedicated to patients with sickle cell disease. The unit will be staffed by skilled nurses to facilitate expert clinical care and clinical research. Planning for the unit has already begun and construction will commence in year one of the COBRE grant funding.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Type
Exploratory Grants (P20)
Project #
1P20GM109021-01
Application #
8662861
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZGM1)
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
Budget End
Support Year
1
Fiscal Year
2014
Total Cost
Indirect Cost
Name
Alfred I. Du Pont Hosp for Children
Department
Type
DUNS #
City
Wilmington
State
DE
Country
United States
Zip Code
19803