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Advanced workshop for nurses: Clinical Scenarios for managing warfarin and direct oral anticoagulants

Anticoagulants are one of the classes of medicines most frequently identified as causing preventable harm and admission to hospital.

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There are around 2 million people on anticoagulants and, with the numbers continuing to rise, this group of patients require expert care.

This one day professional development course has been specifically designed for all nurses working with patients who receive anticoagulation and will reinforce and advance your skills and knowledge around vitamin K antagonists (warfarin) and direct oral anticoagulants (DOACS).

The course provides an opportunity to refine your clinical knowledge and will focus on practical aspects and how to translate the evidence into everyday practice.

Course overview

This one day course provides interactive, facilitated sessions where students contribute to discussion, analysis and application of the theoretical perspectives that underpin practice. The course is designed to be practical and clinically focused and uses workshops based upon clinical scenarios to enable participation in clinical decision making and problem solving practice. Workshops include examples of tackling and solving complex problems and autonomous management decisions. Students are also invited to bring their own case scenarios for discussion.

Who is this course for?

This one day course has been designed for all nurses working with people receiving oral anticoagulants who wish to advance their knowledge and skills in relation to vitamin K antagonists (warfarin) and direct oral anticoagulants and their use in practice.

Learning outcomes

  • A greater understanding of the management of anticoagulation and prevention of complications on the basis of current guidelines and existing research evidence
  • Enhanced skills and confidence in dosing of warfarin and clinical decision making for patients treated with anticoaulants
  • Advanced skills and practice for treatment monitoring and risk factor modification for patients treated with DOACs

Course programme

10.00am Registration and coffee
10.15am Welcome and course overview
Professor David Fitzmaurice and Grace Hughes
10.30am Managing Vitamin K antagonists: the INR
Professor David Fitzmaurice
11.00am Coffee
11.15am VTE update
Grace Hughes
12.00pm Parallel workshops:

- Managing patients starting and follow up with vitamin K antagonists
Sarah Bond

- Managing patients starting and follow up with DOACs
Sue Rhodes

1.30pm Lunch and sponsors exhibition
2.00pm Update on ablation in atrial fibrillation
Dr Faizel Osman
2.45pm

Tea

3.00pm Parallel workshops:

- Managing patients starting and follow up with vitamin K antagonists
Sarah Bond

- Managing patients starting and follow up with DOACs
Sue Rhodes

4.30pm

Discussion and close

Key Facts

Contact: Cheryl Grantham / Eva Mussio / Claire Runaghan

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

Course Leader: Professor David Fitzmaurice

Duration: 1 day

Fees: £175

Dates: 27th February 2019

Registration Form

Please use the contact details above if you would like to be notified of future course dates.