Anemia is common in the elderly and largely under-recognized and inadequately managed. This presentation will offer information regarding the etiology of anemia and a simple approach to evaluation and management. The participants will understand that anemia is not a consequence of aging, rather a marker of underlying illness or pathology and that anemia needs to be addressed. Illustrations presented through cases will create a better understanding for the audience.
Develop an awareness of the prevalence of anemia in the elderly.
Understand the etiology of anemia in the older population and the ability to perform the basic evaluation of anemia.
Recognize the adverse outcomes of untreated anemia in the geriatric population.
Understand the management of common anemias in the elderly.