CPD : Using evidence based clinical practice guidelines in the management of anaemia in patients with chronic renal failure

Price, Leanne & Osborne, Sonya (2003) CPD : Using evidence based clinical practice guidelines in the management of anaemia in patients with chronic renal failure. Collegian, 10(1), pp. 35-37.

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Anaemia is a chronic problem in patients with renal insufficiency, especially chronic renal failure (CRF). In patients with CRF, anaemia is primarily due to a deficiency in erythropoietin (EPO), a glycoprotein growth factor that stimulates RBC production. The long-term effects and burden of anaemia for patients with CRF can be physical, emotional and financial. With efficient, systematic management of anaemia, clinicians have the potential to realise not only better clinical outcomes for CRF patients but also significant cost savings for them and the health system. During the last decade, significant advances have been made in clinicians’ understanding of how best to manage anaemia in this vulnerable population. One of the most important efforts to improve clinical practice has been the development of best practice guidelines.

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ID Code: 66691
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: chronic renal failure, anaemia, CARI guidelines
DOI: 10.1016/S1322-7696(08)60619-8
ISSN: 1322-7696
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Deposited On: 28 Jan 2014 22:32
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2014 22:32

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