This course enables autonomous practice in dealing with fundamental and more complex problems of oral anticoagulation management.
The course comprises three days' face-to-face teaching supplemented by pre-course learning and support in the workplace if required. It covers the theory underpinning anticoagulation management, the pharmacology of Vitamin K antagonists (warfarin) and the Direct Oral Anticoagulants (DOACs) including dosing, antidotes and interactions.
The course, delivered by expert faculty lead Professor Fitzmaurice, covers the management of conditions requiring anticoagulation and prevention of complications based on the latest research evidence and clinical guidelines.
What does this course cover?
Topics covered will include:
- How warfarin works and the INR
- Anticoagulation guidelines
- Anticoagulation point of care testing
- Quality control
- CDSS/POC workshops
- Case scenarios
- Litigation issues
- Stroke prevention and atrial fibrillation
- Patient self-management
- Protocol development and accountability
- Warfarin drug interaction
- Management of VTE
- A typical primary care clinic
- Audit parameters
- Primary care management
Who is this course for?
The course is open to multidisciplinary health care professionals, therefore offering the opportunity for individuals to learn from, and inform, people from other specialities.
How is the course taught?
The course consists of pre-course learning, three days of lectures, seminars, facilitated group discussions and practical workshops.
In order to successfully complete this course and receive your Certificate of Attendance you must pass a multiple choice questionnaire.
Tel: 02476 573958 / 574263 / 572958
Course Leaders: Professor David Fitzmaurice
Duration: 3 days
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Applications: Due to the requirement for practical supervision on this course, applications can only be considered from delegates who live and work in the UK or Ireland.
This course is a pre-requisite to Post Graduate Award in Anticoagulation Management Theory & Practice. If you are interested in this please contact us.