Genetic haemochromatosis (GH)

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This free course has been developed for nurses and healthcare practitioners.

Aims and learning outcomes

The aim of this module is to provide an overview of GH, exploring the signs, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and management of this condition. The possible complications of treatment will be examined to allow nurses to consider the physical and psychological aspects that should be addressed when managing those diagnosed with this condition.

After completing the module and time out activities you should be able to:

  • Give a definition of GH
  • Describe the signs and symptoms that might indicate GH
  • Identify the blood tests required to diagnose GH and be able to interpret the results
  • Discuss the implications of GH on those diagnosed with the condition and their family and/or carers
  • Consider the psychological impact regarding lifelong treatment

Additional information

This module provides an overview of genetic haemochromatosis, including the signs, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and management of the condition, suitable for nurses and healthcare practitioners.

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Contributed by: Anne Mallon
Authored by: Haemochromatosis UK
Licence: More information on licences
First contributed: 09 June 2021


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