Iron Overdose in the ED

by Expert Reviewer: Kimberly Pate, Pharm D; Expert Reviewer: Susanne Morgan, PharmD, MSLIS; Instructor: Steven S. Bhimji, MD, PhD

$20.00

i 1.00 CEH

Course Overview

One of the leading causes of poisoning deaths in young children is iron overdose. Iron is one of the most widely used health supplements in North America. Overdose from iron is frequently classified into five distinct clinical stages. To make a diagnosis of iron poisoning, serum iron levels should be measured at least four hours after ingestion. If the levels are measured more than six hours after ingestion, the iron may have redistributed or become bound to ferritin, giving falsely low levels. All symptomatic patients need to be admitted and treated, regardless of the levels of iron in blood. Any patient who exhibits hemodynamic instability needs to be admitted to the ICU.

About the Course Author

Kimberly Pate, Pharm D, is a pharmacist in Clearwater, FL. The author has declared no real or perceived conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Kimberly Pate, Pharm D has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

Susanne Morgan graduated with a PharmD, and later in her career a MS in library and information science. She has been researching and writing educational materials for health care professionals for over 12 years. More recently she has been a part of quality control for a pharma and nutritional supplement company. In this role she has worn many hats, from formulating new topical cosmetics and drugs to investigating and closing adverse events. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her four children.

Susanne Morgan, PharmD, MSLIS has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Steven S. Bhimji, MD, PhD, is a physician who holds a PhD in pharmacy. Steven S. Bhimji, MD, PhD has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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  • Certified Health Education Specialist

    1.00HOURS

    Sponsored by Relias LLC, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours.


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-CHES169
  • Hours:

    1.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2019-05-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2019-12-31
  • Learning Objectives:

    Describe the signs and symptoms of iron poisoning, as well as the laboratory studies needed to diagnosis and monitor this condition; Discuss treatment measures, including medications; Explain the epidemiology, pathophysiology and mechanism of iron toxicity
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Health Educators; Pharmacists; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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  • Disclosures:

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