Strategies for the Management of Iron Deficiency Anemia in Adults

Strategies for the Management of Iron Deficiency Anemia in Adults

Internal MedicineFamily MedicineGeneral PracticeHaematology
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Overview

About this course

Iron deficiency anemia (IDA) is the world’s leading cause of anemia 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, etiology, 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 etiology 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 etiology of IDA
  • Diagnosis of IDA
  • Management algorithm for IDA in adults – establishing the cause
  • Specific treatment options – nutritional interventions, oral vs intravenous iron therapy

1 CPD Point Available

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