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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

Anticoagulation Forum
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.

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.

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.

Additional Resources

AAN Clinical Guidelines
Providers and healthcare facilities can use this website to review current guidelines from the American Academy of Neurology (AAN).

Chest Journal
Providers and healthcare facilities can use this website to review current literature on Antithrombotic Therapy.

National Blood Clot Alliance
Healthcare providers can use the resources on this website to increase knowledge of treatment recommendations for blood clots.

National Action Plan for Adverse Drug Event Prevention
Providers and healthcare facilities can use this document, from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, to address ADE prevention methods including surveillance, use of prevention tools, and use of electronic health technology.

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.

Example Policies:

  1. Anticoagulation Management Policy
  2. Coumadin Policy - Coumadin Assisted Dosing InPatients



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 2009
Updated: May 2016