Health Professionals

CLINICAL GUIDELINES

CLINICAL GUIDELINES

RACGP – GP Red Book

Guidelines for preventive activities in general practice 9th edition (Red Book)

Genetic counselling and screening – hereditary haemochromatosis

GESA – HAEMOCHROMATOSIS (Third edition) 2011

Clinical guidelines for the diagnosis and management of haemochromatosis.

Published by the Digestive Health Foundation (Gastroenterological Society of Australia).

Haemochromatosis (3rd edition 2011)

Elevated serum ferritin – what should GPs know?
Australian Family Physician – RACGP

Article from Australian Family Physician, Volume 41, No 12, December 2012

Elevated serum ferritin – what should GPs know?

International Therapeutic Guidelines

Therapeutic guidelines published in Hepatology International Journal March 2018

Therapeutic recommendations in HFE hemochromatosis for p.Cys282Tyr (C282Y/C282Y) homozygous genotype

Article from Australian Diabetes Educators Association journal

Volume 17. Number 2, June 2014 Amit Lalwani and Jenny E Gunton M.B.B.S FRACP, PhD

The Bronze Killer – Haemochromatosis and Diabetes

FerriScan and haemochromatosis

FerriScan is an MRI-based method of measuring liver iron concentration. It provides an accurate, accessible and safe method of assessing the presence and severity of iron overload. FerriScan Fact sheet. (Resonance Health)

FerriScan locations – find your nearest FerriScan location.

VENESECTION – TREATMENT FOR PATIENTS

VENESECTION – TREATMENT FOR PATIENTS

How do I refer a patient to Australian Red Cross Lifeblood for the therapeutic donor program?

Lifeblood – High Ferritin app

Lifeblood- Therapeutic Venesection: Guidelines for Health Professionals

Other venesection options:

Therapeutic recommendations in HFE hemochromatosis

RESOURCES FOR PATIENTS

Order copies of our patient resources by email to publications@ha.org.au or call our InfoLine 1300 019 028.

HEALTHPATHWAYS COMMUNITY

A number of regions have or are currently considering developing a Hereditary Haemochromatosis HealthPathway.
The following have a live Hereditary Haemochromatosis HealthPathway:

ACT/NSW

  • ACT and Southern NSW

NSW

  • Central Coast
  • Hunter New England Community
  • Illawarra Shoalhaven
  • Mid & North Coast
  • Nepean Blue Mountains
  • South Eastern Sydney
  • South Western Sydney

SA

  • South Australia

QLD

  • Brisbane North
  • Central Queensland
  • Far North Queensland
  • Mackay
  • Sunshine Coast and Gympie
  • Townsville
  • Wide Bay

TAS

  • Tasmania

VIC

  • Melbourne
  • Murray
  • Western Victoria

WA

  • Western Australia

EDUCATION AND TRAINING (CPD)

ThinkGP Haemochromatosis: Preventing harm caused by iron overload with timely diagnosis and best practice management – free online CPD learning modulesGP

ThinkGP Haemochromatosis: Preventing harm caused by iron overload with timely diagnosis and best practice management – free online CPD learning modulesGP

Accredited for CPD by RACGP (40 points) and ACRRM (5 hours) . The modules sponsored by Haemochromatosis Australia are provided free to GPs and allied health professionals:

Haemochromatosis: Preventing harm caused by iron overload with timely diagnosis and best practice management | ThinkGP

ACCRM Diagnosis and Management of Haemochromatosis

Medical practitioners with access to the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine’s online educational system Rural and Remote Medical Education Online (RRMEO) can access this concise 90-minute educational module by ACRRM Fellow Dr Katie Goot.

Diagnosis and Management of Haemochromatosis

Medical practitioners with access to the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine’s online educational system Rural and Remote Medical Education Online (RRMEO) can access this concise 90-minute educational module by ACRRM Fellow Dr Katie Goot.

Diagnosis and Management of Haemochromatosis

APNA Haemochromatosis for Nurses

APNA Haemochromatosis for Nurses

Online learning module from Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA).

Haemochromatosis for Nurses

GPSA General Practice Supervisors Australia (GPSA) – Teaching Plan

This resource helps GP registrars develop an approach to the patient with possible iron overload, and encourages an understanding of the role for genetic testing. Included are a number of excellent clinical resources, and links to Haemochromatosis Australia. Find the teaching plan under ‘Diagnoses’ on their Education Resources page

Hereditary Haemochromatosis Teaching Plan

This resource helps GP registrars develop an approach to the patient with possible iron overload, and encourages an understanding of the role for genetic testing. Included are a number of excellent clinical resources, and links to Haemochromatosis Australia. Find the teaching plan under ‘Diagnoses’ on their Education Resources page

Hereditary Haemochromatosis Teaching Plan

PODCASTS

PODCASTS

IRON MATTERS podcasts : our podcast series for GPs and health professionals featuring clinicians and researchers exploring issues associated with haemochromatosis and iron overload.

Available on your favourite podcast app

Download and listen to the episodes here 

View videos of the podcasts on our IRON MATTERS YouTube channel