What education should be given to patients with anemia?

Updated: Nov 26, 2019
  • Author: Joseph E Maakaron, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Inform patients of the etiology of their anemia, the significance of their medical condition, and the therapeutic options available for treatment.

If no effective specific treatment of the underlying disease exists, educate patients who require periodic transfusions about the symptoms that herald the need for transfusion. Likewise, they should be aware of the potential complications of transfusion.

For patient education information, see Anemia and the Anemia Directory.


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