1. Utilize a systematic process of care, including initiation and assessment of therapy and dosing adjustments, to optimize effectiveness and minimize adverse effects of patients taking warfarin.
2. Develop collaborative care plans with patient education to counsel patients on safe and effective self-administration of anticoagulants, emphasizing self-monitoring to prevent complications.
3. Establish or revise existing practice-level protocols for anticoagulation management, based on current evidence-based recommendations and guidelines, including having clearly defined staff roles and responsibilities.
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