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. Establish or revise existing practice-level protocols for anticoagulation management based on current evidence-based recommendations and guidelines.
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Alvin B. Lin, MD, FAAFP, Chair, Solo Private Practice, Las Vegas
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