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Course is supported by an independent educational grant from Pharmacosmos Therapeutics Inc.
Iron deficiency anemia (IDA) is common among certain groups of people and oral iron supplementation is not appropriate for some of these. What is an iron infusion going to do? Intravenous iron infusions can significantly increase the quality of life for individuals suffering from this exhausting condition but are also associated with potentially serious complications. Research and development are providing more effective preparations associated with decreased risks. This instructional course has been designed to provide current conceptual and operational knowledge to healthcare professionals interested in the provision of parenteral iron to patients with iron deficiency anemia. For the healthcare professional involved in the treatment of these patients, this CNE online course covering iron infusion for anemia contains current practices for best patient outcomes.
State Boards of Nursing have varying positions on the role of the LPN/LVN in the administration of infusion therapy. A link to each state board of nursing is listed here. Competency requirements are obtained and maintained through the nurse’s employer, facility or institution.
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Parenteral Iron Preparations
Chapter 3: Administration
Chapter 4: Hypersensitivity Reactions
Chapter 5: Patient Education and Documentation
Chapter 6: Bibliography
Pamela Clark, CRNI, is an infusion nurse with the Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. She has more than 35 years of experience in infusion therapy and infusion education with both licensed nurses and patients. Her experience spans multiple infusion settings including: acute care, long-term care, home infusion, and ambulatory infusion care. She also has experience in oncology and oncology research.Read Full Bio