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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.


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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. See Educator Profile


21 Total Rating(s)
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Renata Wissmann
28 May 2019

Very education and informative

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Lucy Fanning
02 May 2019

Very good I have learnt a lot.

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Kelly Davis
31 Mar 2019

Excellent and engaging. This topic is very relevant to nursing on the wards with elderly patients.

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Karen Allen
03 Feb 2019

Interesting lecture, simple and engaging topic

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Lily Hung Chen Hu
16 Oct 2018

excellent information

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Maree Wearne
05 Jul 2018


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Amandeep Kaur
08 May 2018

Great job..good learning

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Jenna He
18 Apr 2018

Good information

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Sue Campbell
05 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.

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Lei Zhang
29 Mar 2018

good presentation

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First Published19 November 2017
Updated19 November 2017
Expires 02 November 2019
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