Chapter 3. Anaemia Management in Nephrology

  1. Nicola Thomas RN, BSc (Hons), PG Dip (Education), MA1,2
  1. Karen Jenkins

Published Online: 10 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470693995.ch3

Advanced Renal Care

Advanced Renal Care

How to Cite

Jenkins, K. (2004) Anaemia Management in Nephrology, in Advanced Renal Care (ed N. Thomas), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470693995.ch3

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Research Lead Nurse, SW Thames Renal and Transplantation Unit, St. Helier Hospital, Carshalton, Surrey

  2. 2

    Senior Lecturer, City University, London

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 23 JUN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405109338

Online ISBN: 9780470693995



  • anaemia management;
  • nephrology;
  • renal anaemia;
  • haemoglobin;
  • blood transfusion


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Anaemia in Chronic and Established Renal Failure (ERF)

  • Screening for Anaemia

  • When Should Renal Anaemia be Treated?

  • Treating Anaemia in Early Renal Insufficiency

  • Guidelines and Standards for Anaemia Management

  • The Benefits of Early Correction of Anaemia

  • Treatment Options

  • Monitoring Iron Stores

  • Erythropoiesis Stimulating Agents

  • Adverse Effects of Epoetin Treatment

  • Causes of Inadequate Response to ESA Therapy

  • Pure Red Cell Aplasia (PRCA)

  • Managing Anaemia

  • Prescription of ESAs

  • Summary