This article analyzes the recommendations issued by the Emilia Romagna region in July 2020 on “Organizational strategies for the safe management of intravenous iron therapy in patients in non-hospitalized settings”. The objective of these recommendations is to set up safe intravenous iron administration sites outside the hospital environment across the national territory. The document facilitates the organization of methods for intravenous iron infusion that are safe for the patient and correct from a medico-legal perspective. In addition, it opens the way for the widespread use of iron infusion in the field, providing benefits to patient quality of life. This program prevents unnecessary transfusions, reduces costs, prevents overcrowding in hospitals in the event of a pandemic, and enables patient treatment in the field, thus, saving on the use of personnel.Reference:
Bolcato M, Beverina I, Rodriguez D, Aprile A, Trabucco Aurilio M. Organizational Strategies for the Management of Intravenous Iron Therapy in Non-Hospitalized Settings: A Safe Opportunity to Implement Patient Blood Management in Italy. Healthcare (Basel). 2021 Sep 16;9(9):1222. doi: 10.3390/healthcare9091222. PMID: 34574994; PMCID: PMC8467602.