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162212 - TransfusEd workshop for GPs: Anaemia in primary care

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Anaemia is common. In Australia in 2011–12, around 760,000 people =18 (4.5%) were at risk of anaemia, with women more likely to be at risk than men (6.4% v 2.5%) and prevalence increasing with age. Iron deficiency (ID) is one of the most common causes of anaemia. ID has an estimated prevalence of 20% in Australian women <50 (based on serum ferritin <20 µg/L). ID and IDA are associated with significant morbidity and mortality. 

General Practitioners play a central role in the identification; diagnosis and management of patients with or at risk of anaemia and iron deficiency. Despite this, there were 53,045 potentially preventable hospitalisations for iron deficiency anaemia in Australia in 2015-16.5

Learning outcomes
  • Identify and screen patients with at risk of iron deficiency and anaemia and determine underlying pathology.
  • Interpret laboratory investigations to diagnose iron deficiency and anaemia.
  • Apply the principles of prescribing and administering iron therapy in practice with a focus on patient blood management.
  • Incorporate the use of practical tools such as algorithms for anaemia and patient handouts to guide treatment for iron deficiency and anaemia.
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    162212 - TransfusEd workshop for GPs: Anaemia in primary care
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