Introduction of a Preoperative Protocol for Management of Iron-Deficiency Anemia in Patients undergoing Elective Colorectal Surgery

Edel Marie Quinn
Preoperative anaemia is a risk factor for poorer postoperative outcomes and patients undergoing colorectal cancer surgery frequently have iron-deficiency anaemia. The aim of this project was to implement a preoperative anaemia management protocol for elective colorectal surgery patients. An organisational development project was undertaken according to the Senior and Swailes organisational development model. A protocol for early detection of iron-deficiency anaemia, and treatment with intravenous iron replacement, for colorectal cancer patients was developed and implemented...
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