The Importance of Iron for Health and Wellbeing - Free Online CPD Courses

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The importance of iron for health and wellbeing

What advice might you give a customer visiting your pharmacy who is seeking to improve their health and wellbeing? This module summarises the role of iron in the body, gives current guidelines for dietary intake of iron, describes how iron absorption in the gut is carefully controlled, and explains why even low-dose iron supplements provide sufficient iron to satisfy requirements.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

After completing this module, healthcare professionals should be better able to:

  • Be familiar with the role of iron in maintaining health and wellbeing.
  • Understand that daily iron requirements vary, and that ‘more’ does not always mean ‘better’.
  • Gain confidence in identifying individuals who might benefit from iron supplements.

NEXT STEPS

  • Read the clinical review
  • Complete the online assessment
  • Receive FREE CPD certificate

AUTHORS

Written by: Diane Lace BSc (Hons), PhD
Reviewed by: Rachael Thornton BPharm (Hons) PGClinDip, MRPharmS, IP, MFRPSII

the importance of iron for health and wellbeing

This CPD module can be used by Pharmacists and Pharmacy professionals.


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This learning module can be used towards CPD for revalidation with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)

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