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Haemochromatosis: Preventing harm caused by iron overload with timely diagnosis and best practice management

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Haemochromatosis is the most common genetic disorder in Caucasian people of northern European descent, with signs and symptoms that are highly variable. Living with haemochromatosis is an individual journey that requires consistent, medically supported self-management strategies guided by a positive attitude and awareness of their condition to achieve optimal disease management. This activity aims to educate GPs about the genetic cause of hereditary haemochromatosis and management techniques such as therapeutic venesection.

On completion of this education activity participants will be able to:

  • Explain the genetic cause of hereditary haemochromatosis and the pathological processes that lead to iron overload.
  • Identify general symptoms of iron overload and symptoms which indicate higher levels of iron overload around specific organs.
  • Interpret iron study test results and determine when genetic testing for haemochromatosis is warranted.
  • Access the Australian Red Cross Blood Service (ARCBC) High Ferritin app and screen patients for their eligibility to access therapeutic venesection through this service.
  • Educate patients about self-management for hereditary haemochromatosis, and provide advice about lifestyle choices, diet and supplements.

This education is accredited: RACGP 40 CPD, ACRRM 5 CME PD.

This activity is sponsored by Haemochromatosis Australia.

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Haemochromatosis Australia

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Title
Haemochromatosis: Preventing harm caused by iron overload with timely diagnosis and best practice management
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Chronic Conditions and Disease Management
Location
Provider Type
Non Profit Organisation
Duration
5 hours
CPD Points
40
Price
Free
Location
Online
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