28
Sep

NATA CME Webinar – How to manage iron deficiency anaemia in the surgical patient

NATA webinar on perioperative iron deficiency


Agenda *

18:00–18:03 Welcome and introduction
Manuel Muñoz, Málaga, Spain

18:03–18:18 Preoperative intravenous iron to treat anaemia before major abdominal surgery – the PREVENTT trial
Andrew A. Klein, Cambridge, UK

18:18–18:33 Management of iron deficiency anaemia in the perioperative period – why and when?
Donat R. Spahn, Zurich, Switzerland

18:33–18:48 Optimising patient safety – management of infusion reactions to intravenous iron
Wendy Lim, Hamilton, ON, Canada

18:48–19:15 Interactive panel discussion
Jens Meier, Linz, Austria (Moderator)
Andrew A. Klein, Cambridge, UK
Wendy Lim, Hamilton, ON, Canada

Manuel Muñoz, Málaga, Spain
Donat R. Spahn, Zurich, Switzerland

* The agenda has been updated following the publication of the PREVENTT trial (Richards T et al. Lancet. 2020; Sep 4 [Online ahead of print]).


Educational objectives

After completing this educational activity, learners should be able to:

  • Evaluate the prevalence and main causes of iron deficiency anaemia in patients undergoing major elective surgical procedures
  • Assess the impact of perioperative iron deficiency anaemia on transfusion requirements and its association with postoperative outcomes
  • Implement iron deficiency anaemia management at different time points in the perioperative period in agreement with major patient blood management guidelines and consensus statements
  • Diagnose iron deficiency anaemia and provide individualised treatment based on the patient’s iron needs
  • Understand the body of clinical evidence regarding the safety of intravenous iron, i.e. the frequency, nature, and severity of infusion reactions, recognise the signs and symptoms of various types of infusion reactions to intravenous iron, and respond appropriately

This webinar is organised by NATA and supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Pharmacosmos.

Attendance is free of charge (pre-registration is required). Connection information will be provided shortly.