Anemia management protocols and epoetin alfa administration: an algorithm approach. Case study of the anemic patient

Nephrol Nurs J. 2002 Jun;29(3):297-300.


Anemia management protocols provide a consistent, standardized, therapeutic approach that can help nurses and other members of the nephrology team achieve more stable Hb levels within the target range of 11 to 12 g/dL recommended by the NKF-K/DOQI. This article provides an overview of Winthrop University Hospital's anemia management protocol, with a focus on an Epoetin alfa algorithm that was developed to guide therapeutic interventions.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Algorithms*
  • Anemia / blood
  • Anemia / etiology
  • Anemia / therapy*
  • Clinical Protocols
  • Epoetin Alfa
  • Erythropoietin / therapeutic use*
  • Hemoglobins / administration & dosage
  • Humans
  • Iron / administration & dosage
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / complications*
  • Patient Care Planning*
  • Recombinant Proteins
  • Renal Dialysis


  • Hemoglobins
  • Recombinant Proteins
  • Erythropoietin
  • Epoetin Alfa
  • Iron