Which statement by the client regarding sickle cell disease indicates a need for further teaching?

  • “I should avoid strenuous exercise.”
  • “I can enjoy one glass of red wine per day.”
  • “I will avoid cigarettes and all tobacco products.”
  • “I should avoid traveling to places at high altitudes such as Denver.”
Number 2 is correct.
Guidelines for prevention of sickle cell crisis include avoiding strenuous exercise, avoiding alcohol and tobacco in any form, and avoiding travel to high altitude destinations.