I’m a nurse who coordinates a Patient Blood Management Program and I’m also on the BoD of the Society for the Advancement of Blood Management…for someone who spends a lot of time addressing anemia & pre-op Hgb optimization, and is continually looking for good resources & teaching materials, I found your article to be one of the THE best I’ve ever seen.
It’s balanced, well-written, well-researched and presented beautifully. Bravo!
As noted in the comments below, yes— anemia & iron therapy can be quite an enigma. Diagnosis of iron deficiency anemia (versus other causes) isn’t always crystal clear, nor is the best treatment…there are many factors to consider including patient tolerance and compliance, to name a few.
Patient care will be improved by the likes of teachers/designers like you…thanks!