With nearly 2 million patients now requiring an oral anticoagulant in the UK, more patients than ever are being managed in the community.
This one day course is intended as an overview of the principles underpinning anticoagulation management for those health care professionals (GPs, nurses, pharmacists) just starting out in practice.
The course provides practical knowledge and hands-on experience of point of care devices and dosing software as well as introducing clinical guidelines, audit procedures and protocol development. It is an ideal opportunity to begin to learn about the complexities involved in running an anticoagulation service.
• Knowledge of the principles of anticoagulation therapy, indications for use, side effects and interactions
• Knowledge of the principles of point of care INR tests and quality assurance
• Knowledge of the professional guidelines for management of oral anticoagulation, audit procedures and protocol development.
This course is suitable for GPs, Practice Nurses, Hospital nurses, Pharmacists and all Health Care Professionals involved in, or planning to be involved in, clinical management of patients receiving Anticoagulation therapy.
Health Care Assistants, Assistant Practitioners and Pharmacy Technicians may find the Anticoagulation Management for HCAs and Assistant Practitioners course more appropriate.
Example Course Programme
|9.00am||Coffee and registration|
|9.15am||Welcome and Course overview|
|9.30am||Oral anticoagulation; how does it work and the INR|
|10.15am||Measuring the INR - Point of Care (POC) tests and quality control|
|11.30am||Anticoagulation and Atrial Fibrillation|
|12.30pm||Managing the INR result - Computerised Decision Support Software (CDSS)|
POC and CDSS demonstration
|2.00pm||Anticoagulation and VTE|
|3.45pm||Audit and protocol for anticoagulation management|
|4.15pm||Anticoagulation drug interactions|
T: +44 (0)24765 73958/74263/72958
Course Director: Professor David Fitzmaurice
Duration: One day
5th June 2018
10th October 2018
If you would like to register for one of these dates, please use the registration form below.