What you get by completing this session

  • 40 mins of CPD

    A 30 minute video lecture with presentation slides, you can stop and start anytime you like. 10 minute quiz is included.

  • Certificate of Completion

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What you'll learn in this expert session

It sounds simple, doesn't it? The patient is iron deficient - prescribe iron supplements. But there are many challenges, such as intolerance and lack of compliance - and this course will help health professionals manage these. Increasingly common issues such as vegetarianism and veganism will be discussed and various scenarios will be presented as practical examples of managing iron deficiency in primary care.

In this course, Dr Eslick will provide many practical tips on oral supplementation, how to address common issues such as intolerance and lack of compliance. As well as important and increasingly common, and sometimes hidden, conundrums such as vegetarianism and other dietary preferences, teenagers with heavy periods and other factors that can impact on iron levels and how to tackle them. Dr Eslick also provides useful advice on recognising which patients and scenarios oral therapy is unlikely to work for and hence other options need to be explored.

About the Expert

Dr Renee Eslick

Dr Eslick is a Staff Specialist Haematologist at Canberra Hospital and has consulting rooms at National Capital Private Hospital. She has a special interest in haematological disorders affecting women's health and is an accredited obstetric physician. She has a passion for medical education and is the Network Director of Physician Education for Canberra Health Services, and the Vice Chair of the Early Career Committee of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    How to complete this course

    • Instructions

  • 2

    Iron Deficiency – Vegetarians, Vegans, Teenagers, Fad Diets and Other Situations

    • Summary and learning objectives

    • Video lecture (30 mins)

    • Quiz: test your learning (10 mins)

  • 3

    Document your CPD here

    • CPD Documentation and Reflection Activity Tool

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