[PDF] Guidance on the management of iron deficiency anaemia prior to surgery

Source:
Guidelines and Audit Implementation Network - GAIN
Publisher:
Guidelines and Audit Implementation Network (GAIN)
Publication date:
31 July 2015

Abstract

Pre-operative anaemia, whether mild or severe, is an independent risk factor for postoperative morbidity and mortality. Surgery may have to be postponed if treatable anaemia is not corrected promptly. This summary document provides guidance on the management of iron deficiency anaemia prior to surgery.