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Nurse education & Training: IV Iron for iron deficiency anemia

Program Overview

The Nurse Education & Training for IV Iron Infusions in IDA (NET) is an interactive learning program designed by nurses, for nurses, meant to stimulate clinical reflection through the sharing of evidence-based best practices. Participants will have the opportunity to evaluate their learning and seek additional support through our ‘ask the expert’ functionality.


This program has been accredited by the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) and has been through rigorous quality assessment to achieve nationwide recognition. Completing the modules will earn 3 CNA credits towards your continuing professional development.


Program Modules

This program, consisting of 3 modules, has been designed to provide information for nurses on Iron Deficiency (ID) and Iron Deficiency Anemia (IDA), including causes/people at risk of, clinical signs & symptoms, common laboratory tests, treatment of ID/IDA, administering Intravenous (IV) Iron, and managing infusion reactions.

  • Module 1: Pathophysiology of ID and IDA

  • Module 2: Treatment Options for IDA

  • Module 3: Administration and Management of IV Iron for IDA

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clinical guidance: iv iron for iron deficiency anemia

In the absence of a nationally standardized protocol, the CITE clinical guidance document will provide practical guidance for Canadian nurses around the administration of IV Iron for the treatment of Iron Deficiency Anemia.

Copyright © 2024 The Canadian Institute for the Transfer of Knowledge (CITE). 

For those wishing to utilize this resource, we kindly ask that you acknowledge CITE and the authors.

Scientific Planning Committee

Michelle Sholzberg, MDCM, MSc, FRCPC (Toronto, ON), co-chair

Shamshah Aratia, NP (Toronto, ON), co-chair

Anne Bialachowski, BN, MS (Hamilton, ON)

Alana Bourke, RPhT (Scarborough, ON)

Ruth Chen, RN, PhD (Hamilton, ON)

Mark Crowther, MD MSc FRCPC FRSC (Hamilton, ON)

Noah Ivers, MD, PhD, CCFP (Toronto, ON)

Corrina Johnstone, BScN (Regina, SK)

Andrea Lausman, MD, FRCSC (Toronto, ON)

Wendy Lim, MD, MSc, FRCPC (Hamilton, ON)

Patricia Robitaille, RN, MSc (Longueuil, QC)

Becky Rock, RN (Calgary, AB)

Lindsay Tascona, BScN (Halifax, NS)

This initiative has been sponsored in part by Pfizer Canada through an educational grant.

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