Anticoagulation therapy is a complex and labor-intensive intervention for which success depends upon correct dosing decisions, frequent monitoring, clear communication, and patient compliance.
Provider Educational Resources
Providers and healthcare facilities can use this resource website for current articles, news and events on anticoagulation.
Anticoagulation Resource Center
This website offers Anticoagulation resources, including provider education from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.
Anticoagulation Therapy Management Certificate Program
The University of Southern Indiana School of Nursing and Health Professions offers an interactive internet continuing education program for healthcare professionals, who want to develop the knowledge and skills necessary for effective, coordinated anticoagulant therapy management. Continuing education credits vary based on discipline. The course is offered five times a year and costs $500.00. Please contact Nancy Thompson if you would like anticoagulation forms.
Anticoagulant Toolkit: Reducing Adverse Drug Events
This toolkit was created by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement to assist healthcare providers with reducing adverse events associated with anticoagulant therapy.
Clot-Care Anticoagulation Guidelines
This is a collection of Anticoagulation guidelines from ClotCare.
Educate Patients to Manage Warfarin Therapy at Home
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement created this document to assist providers with patient education to manage warfarin therapy.
Executive Summary: Antithrombotic Therapy and Prevention of Thrombosis, 9th ed
Providers and healthcare facilities can use this document to review current evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for prevention of thrombosis.
Family Practice Notebook CHAD Score
This website discusses the CHAD score and has online stroke risk calculators.
IHI Improvement Map
Providers and healthcare facilities can search the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's Improvement Map for details on the anticoagulation care process.
MD+ Calc CHADS2 Score
This website has an easy CHADS2 score calculator to estimate atrial fibrillation stroke risk.
Reduce Adverse Drug Events Involving Anticoagulants
This webpage from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement highlights resources to implement, manage, and update current procedures to reduce adverse events associated with anticoagulants.
Provider and healthcare facilities can use this anticoagulation software to assist in the implementation of an INR monitoring system.
Standing Stone - CoagClinic®
Providers and healthcare facilities can use this program to calculate dosages and manage anticoagulant treatments in patients.
Dose Response ®
This webpage provides information on the Dose Response Clinic, a way to manage patient care when administering anticoagulants.
AAN Clinical Guidelines
Providers and healthcare facilities can use this website to review current guidelines from the American Academy of Neurology (AAN).
Providers and healthcare facilities can use this website to review current literature on Antithrombotic Therapy.
Investigators Against Thromboembolism Home Page
This website provides thrombosis resources for patients and healthcare professionals.
National Blood Clot Alliance
Healthcare providers can use the resources on this website to increase knowledge of treatment recommendations for blood clots.
North American Thrombosis Forum Home Page
This website contains information on current news and events from the North American Thrombosis Forum.
Thrombosis Clinic: Education center for HCP's
This website contains virtual courses and other educational resources for provider utilization.
American Heart Journal
This article reviews the CHADS2 score and ischemic stroke from the heart and soul study.
How I Treat with Anticoagulants in 2012
This article reviews the effectiveness of anticoagulant medications and how to treat with the different medications.
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Created: October 28, 2009
Updated: February 11, 2014