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Anticoagulation Management for HCAs and Assistant Practitioners

Specifically designed for Health Care Assistants and Assistant Practitioners


Our one day course provides you with a basic knowledge of point of care devices including blood testing technique and quality control for oral anticoagulation management in primary care.

You'll also have the opportunity to learn about the principles of anticoagulation therapy, indications for its use and potential side effects and interactions.

Could this be your chance to improve your patients' treatment and quality of life?

Learning Outcomes:

• A basic knowledge of the principles of anticoagulation therapy, indications for its use, side effects and interactions

• An understanding of principles of point of care testing, finger prick technique and quality control

• An understanding of the important components of a protocol for management of oral anticoagulation in primary care

Example Course Programme

9.45am Coffee and registration
10.00am Welcome and course overview
10.15am An overview of how warfarin works and BSH guidelines
11.00am Coffee
11.15am Anticoagulant point of care testing, Health and Safety, and Quality Control
12.00pm Lunch
12.45pm POC Practical Workshop
1.45pm POC Management Workshop
2.15pm Audit and protocol development
3.30pm Discussion and Close

Key Facts

Contact: Cheryl Grantham/Eva Mussio/ClaireRunaghan

T: +44 (0)24765 73958/74263/72958

Course Leader: David Fitzmaurice

Duration: 1 day

Future Course Dates:

  • 20th February 2019

Fee: £175

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