The Danger of Anaemia in Older Adults

32m of CPD
Christine Akers
02 November 2017

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.


Maree Wearne05 Jul 2018

Amandeep Kaur08 May 2018
Great job..good learning

Jenna He18 Apr 2018
Good information

Sue Campbell05 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.

Lei Zhang29 Mar 2018
good presentation

Michele Selby25 Mar 2018

Judith Carlsson02 Dec 2017
A succinct and informative talk. Very helpful

Emily Gillies23 Nov 2017
Good information.

Letisha Kuhn22 Nov 2017
The educator provided a good understanding of the topic, allowing me to understand what was being spoken about well.

Riza Magnaye22 Nov 2017

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