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Iron deficiency anaemia: the condition every nurse needs to take seriously

The telltale signs of a condition that’s widely misunderstood, plus how to improve outcomes

The telltale signs of a common condition that’s widely misunderstood, plus how to improve outcomes

  • There’s a lack of understanding among clinicians and the public about the potential consequences of iron deficiency anaemia
  • Nurses across acute, community and social care settings are likely to be caring for people who have the condition, but it often goes undiagnosed
  • How you can spot the signs and symptoms – and the questions you need to ask patients
Iron deficiency anaemia is a lack of red blood cell production resulting from a low supply of iron Picture: iStock

For Bintu Bangura, one of the best things about her job as an anaemia nurse specialist is the ability to make a visible impact

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