Anticoagulation Management Update: The Old and New Frontier

Return to all Care of Cardiovascular Conditions 1st Edition sessions.

Estimated time to complete session: 60 mins.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:

1. Provide ongoing management of patients taking warfarin including therapy initiation, monitoring and dosage adjustments to provide optimal effectiveness and minimize adverse effects.
2. Compare and contrast warfarin to newer agents for anticoagulation, and determine appropriate use of standard vs novel therapy. 
3. Provide patient education and counseling on safe and effective self-administration of anticoagulants, emphasizing self-monitoring to prevent complications. 
4. Review the use of the ABCD2, CHADS2-VASC, and HAS-BLED tools to help optimize the care of patients on anticoagulants. 
5. Establish or revise existing practice-level protocols for anticoagulation management based on current evidence-based recommendations and guidelines. 

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AAFP prescribed
Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
04/02/2021

Eddie Needham, MD, FAAFP, Course Chair, Program Director, Florida Hospital Family Medicine Residency; Associate Professor, University of Central Florida College of Medicine; Clinical Associate Professor, Florida State University College of Medicine; Centre for Family Medicine, Winter Park, Florida

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AAFP prescribed

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
04/02/2021
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