Lecture Overview

The challenge of anaemia in older adults is that early signs may be missed due to the assumption that it's just due to age. This can then lead to serious complications of anaemia, which may be harder to treat. Join Christine Akers as she explores the complex nature of disease in our older population.


Christine Akers

Christine Akers worked in oncology and haematology for 12 years prior to becoming the Transfusion Nurse at Alfred Health in 2004. During this time she worked in a number of roles, including Nurse Manager for 2 years. Christine has continued to work in the Transfusion Nurse role at Alfred Health and in 2014 she took on the role of Transfusion Nurse for the Blood Matters program. Christine now works 2 days a week at Alfred Health and 3 days a week at Blood Matters. Christine undertook a basic cancer nursing course at Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute in 1991 and has completed the graduate certificate in nursing science – apheresis via Adelaide University in 2003 and the Graduate Certificate in Transfusion Practice in 2005, now run by Melbourne University.




11 Total Rating(s)

excellent information

Lily Hung Chen Hu
16 Oct 2018


Maree Wearne
05 Jul 2018

Great job..good learning

Amandeep Kaur
08 May 2018

Good information

Jenna He
18 Apr 2018

Interesting and relevant to caring for elderly patients and improving their health outcomes. This is an area that could be overlooked due to the aging process.Thankyou.

Sue Campbell
05 Apr 2018

good presentation

Lei Zhang
29 Mar 2018


Michele Selby
25 Mar 2018

A succinct and informative talk. Very helpful

Judith Carlsson
02 Dec 2017

Good information.

Emily Gillies
23 Nov 2017

The educator provided a good understanding of the topic, allowing me to understand what was being spoken about well.

Letisha Kuhn
22 Nov 2017


Riza Magnaye
22 Nov 2017