186417 - Iron deficiency anaemia in adults: an update
This free online learning module provides 15 clinical questions and immediate answers about an original peer-reviewed article written for GPs.Relevance to General Practice
Iron deficiency anaemia (IDA) is common and can significantly affect cognition, academic achievement, work productivity, exercise tolerance and quality of life.
Iron deficiency, even without anaemia, can cause fatigue, cognitive impairment and mood changes and in patients with heart failure can worsen the degree of heart failure.
The cause of iron deficiency must be sought and, where possible, addressed.
D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship
D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills
Diagnosis and management is evidence-based and relevant to the needs of the patient
D3. Population health and the context of general practice
D4. Professional and ethical role
D5. Organisational and legal dimensionsCurriculum Contextual Units
- Adult health