MIMS Education

Strategies for the Management of Iron Deficiency Anaemia in Adults

Strategies for the Management of Iron Deficiency Anaemia in Adults

Family MedicineGeneral PracticeHaematologyInternal Medicine
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About this course

Iron deficiency anaemia (IDA) is the world’s leading cause of anaemia affecting women more than men and increases in prevalence with age. Despite common availability of treatment options, there is apparent widespread underdiagnosis and undertreatment. This e-learning module summarizes the pathophysiology, aetiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and the essentials in management of patients with IDA.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the educational activity, participants should be able to:
  • Understand the pathophysiology and aetiology of IDA
  • Outline conventional and novel therapies for IDA, including efficacy, routes of administration, and clinical appropriateness across multiple patient subsets and clinical severity levels

Topics covered

  • Pathophysiology and aetiology of IDA
  • Clinical manifestations of IDA
  • Diagnosis of IDA
  • Management algorithm for IDA in adults – establishing the cause
  • Specific treatment options – nutritional intervention, oral vs intravenous iron therapy

1 CME Point Available

  • This module is accredited for 1 CME Point for medical practitioners enrolled in The Medical Council of Hong Kong’s Continuing Medical Education Programme for Practising Doctors who are not taking CME for Specialists.
    • This module is accredited for both Hong Kong Doctors Union (HKDU) members and non-members.
  • This module is accredited for 1 CME Point for fellows of the Hong Kong College of Physicians.
  • Please note that this module will not earn CME credit for fellows of colleges not listed here.
  • A certificate can be downloaded upon successful completion of the quiz. Please use the information on the certificate to claim your CME points.