Iron deficiency and iron-deficiency anaemia are common, affecting around one in ten Australians. For people undergoing elective surgery, iron-deficiency anaemia is a predictor of blood transfusion which is associated with adverse outcomes including mortality. This online module aims to support general practitioners and practice nurses in preoperative blood management. It highlights their important role in reducing exposure to blood products by identifying and treating anaemia and iron deficiency in people for whom surgery is planned.

Developed for: National Blood Authority, Australia

Target audience: General practitioners; Practice nurses

CPD points: GPs, Nurses. View details