Acute vs chronic
Chronic Anaemia requires investigation and controlled transfusion (often with packed cells and an accompanying loop diuretic to avoid volume overload)
Acute anaemia as a result of haemorrhage requires to be treated in accordance with hypovolaemic shoc
The most important aspect of management is to identify the cause and stop the bleeding.
The treatment of bleedingis to stop the bleeding
HAEMORRHAGE IS THE COMMONEST CAUSE OF ANAEMIATHAT HERALDS CARDIAC ARREST.IF HAEMORRHAGE IS EXCLUDED YOU MUST SEARCHFOR AN ALTERNATIVE DIAGNOSIS.
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