Using CQI Strategies to Improve and Simplify IV Iron and Anemia Management: A Dialysis Facility's Experience

Using CQI Strategies to Improve and Simplify IV Iron and Anemia Management: A Dialysis Facility's Experience

Identification: nnj_so05A6
Issue: September-October 2005
Volume: Vol. 32, No. 5

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Goal: To describe how to improve outcomes with the development and implementation of a simplified IV iron and anemia management protocol.

Objectives:

  1. Discuss the importance of iron in treatment of anemia.
  2. Examine how a dialysis facility used a CQI program to develop and implement an IV iron protocol.
  3. Identify practical strategies to help initiate an iron protocol and improve outcomes.


Note: This article is supported by a financial grant from Watson Pharma, Inc. This article has undergone peer review. The information in this article does not necessarily reflect the opinions of ANNA or the sponsor.

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