Awareness in Anticoagulation Management

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Course Delivery & Duration

Single interactive study day.

Suitable For

This course is aimed at anyone involved in the monitoring or dosing of anticoagulation medication, such as GPs, Practice Nurses, & Pharmacists. No prior qualifications are needed, and no mentor is required.

Outline Content

There are five oral anticoagulants licensed for use in the UK: warfarin, apixaban, dabigatran, edoxaban and rivaroxaban. Although apixaban, dabigatran, edoxaban and rivaroxaban do not require regular international normalized ratio (INR) monitoring, regular follow up and monitoring is still required.  This 1 day course will increase your awareness and understanding of the different anticoagulation medications and will teach you how to monitor their dosage especially those patients on DOACS.  You will learn about the different doses of each DOAC and who needs anticoagulation medication.  It will also look at the importance and setting up a robust recall system as well as why the dose may need to be changed.

Learning Outcomes

  • Increase your understanding of anticoagulation medication
  • Learn how to manage patients on DOAC’s & warfarin
  • Learn how to monitor patients and set-up an effective recall system
  • Understand how and why their dose may need to be changed
  • Gain confidence in the different NOAC’s and medication doses

Section Headings

  • Who needs anticoagulation medication?
  • DOACs versus warfarin
  • Monitoring of anticoagulation
  • Setting up an effective recall system