BCTC Iron Deficiency Anemia

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BCTC Iron Deficiency Anemia
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  1. Common causes of IDA
    • Blood Loss
    • Poor GI absorption of Iron
    • Inadequate diet
    • Hemolysis
  2. In I.D.A RBCs are...
    Mycrocytic and Hypochromic
  3. In geriatric population, IDA is a common problem d/t this
    Poor Diet and Limited income
  4. Signs and Symptoms of I.D.A
    • Palor
    • Glossitis
    • Nails- spoon shaped and brittle
    • Pica
    • Fatigue
    • Extertional dypsnea
  5. I.D.A is most common in these folks.
    • Women
    • Older adults
    • People with poor diets

    "Malnutritious older women"
  6. Treatment for I.D.A
    1. PO Iron supplement with Vit C to ^ absorption.

    2. ^ dietary sources of iron.

    3. Iron Dextran injection (IM or IV)- if severe I.D.A
  7. Guidelines for IM Injection of Dextran
    • 1. Must use Z-track method.
    • 2. Use dorsal gluteal site
    • 3. Aspirate
    • 4. Do Not massage skin
  8. Dietary sources of Iron
    • Leafy Green Veggies
    • Organ meat
    • Red meat
    • Egg Yolk
    • Kidney Beans
    • Raisins
  9. Adequate supply of iron is ___ to ___ mg/day

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