Anaemia and iron deficiency in cardiac patients: what do nurses and allied professionals know?

Klompstra, Leonie V., Jaarsma, Tiny, Moons, Philip, Norekval, Tone M., Smith, Karen, Martensson, Jan, Thompson, David R., De Geest, Sabina, Lenzen, Mattie and Stromberg, Anna (2012) Anaemia and iron deficiency in cardiac patients: what do nurses and allied professionals know?. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 11 1 Supplement: S90-S95. doi:10.1177/1474515111435602

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Author Klompstra, Leonie V.
Jaarsma, Tiny
Moons, Philip
Norekval, Tone M.
Smith, Karen
Martensson, Jan
Thompson, David R.
De Geest, Sabina
Lenzen, Mattie
Stromberg, Anna
Title Anaemia and iron deficiency in cardiac patients: what do nurses and allied professionals know?
Journal name European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1474-5151
Publication date 2012-03
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/1474515111435602
Volume 11
Issue 1 Supplement
Start page S90
End page S95
Total pages 6
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Sage
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract Cardiac nurses and allied professionals often take care of patients who also have anaemia or iron deficiency. To deliver optimal care, professionals should be knowledgeable about the prevalence, diagnosis, pathophysiology, and therapeutic management of these conditions. We therefore set out a survey to get a first impression on the current knowledge of nurses and allied professionals on anaemia and iron deficiency. A questionnaire was designed for this study by the Undertaking Nursing Interventions Throughout Europe (UNITE) Study Group. Data were collected from 125 cardiovascular nurses and allied professionals visiting the 11th Annual Spring Meeting of the Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professionals of the European Society of Cardiology. Most respondents had general knowledge on the definition of anaemia and iron deficiency and 54% of the respondents rated anaemia and iron deficiency as important when evaluating a cardiac patient. Specific knowledge regarding anaemia and more prominently of iron deficiency was not optimal. Although cardiac nurses and allied professionals have basic knowledge of anaemia and iron deficiency, they would benefit from additional knowledge and skills to optimally deliver patient care.
Keyword Anaemia
Iron deficiency
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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