Anemia in the Long-Term Care Setting
Clinical Practice Guideline – CPE Self-Study Program
Professional Approvals: CDR
Course Expiration: 09/26/2020
The AMDA Anemia Clinical Practice Guideline outlines information that will allow clinicians, including RDNs to evaluate causes of and determine interventions for all forms of anemia.
Anemia is a condition of low hemoglobin concentration caused by decreased production, increased loss, or destruction of red blood cells. Anemia is common in the long term care setting, with a prevalence ranging from 34.4 percent to 60 percent. Causes of anemia include blood loss, increased red-cell destruction, decreased red-cell production, and decreased erythropoietin production.
Course Learning Objectives
After completing this continuing education course, the learner should be able to:
- Identify the causes of different types of anemia.
- Recognize the diagnostic criteria for different types of anemia.
- Understand treatment options for different types of anemia.
CDR Learning Level: II
Suggested CDR Learning Needs Codes
- 2090 Micronutrients, vitamins, minerals
- 5040 Long-term, intermediate, assisted living
- 5230 Hematological disorders, anemia
- 5410 Client protocols, clinical guidelines
Suggested CDR Performance Indicators
- 8.1.3 Integrates knowledge of macronutrients and micronutrients for absorption, digestion and metabolism throughout the life span in practice.
- 8.1.4 Demonstrates knowledge of nutrient requirements throughout the life span and their role in health promotion and disease management.
- 10.2.3 Analyzes and synthesizes the assessment data to identify nutrition problems following the Standards of Practice in Nutrition Care for RDNs
- 10.2.8 Establishes the plan of care, directly addressing the nutrition diagnosis in collaboration with the patient in defining the time, frequency and duration of the intervention.
Note: Numerous other CDR Learning Needs Codes and Performance Indicators may apply.