When available, the Online Course format is included with the hard copy, eBook, or audio book formats!
Release Date: August 25, 2016
Expiration Date: August 31, 2019
Oral anticoagulants are indicated for the management of thrombotic conditions, namely, in the prevention of stroke and systemic embolization and in the treatment of venous thromboembolism. Within the past 6 years, the landscape of managing these conditions in the United States has changed dramatically. The FDA has approved four oral anticoagulants representing alternatives to the gold standard oral anticoagulant warfarin that had been the only oral option for decades.
The focus of this course is on the newest oral anticoagulant drug therapies, their indications, and data supporting their use in clinical practice. This course is designed for advanced practice nursing prescribers who are involved in the decision making for oral anticoagulant selection; or who take care of patients who have already been prescribed oral anticoagulants. The purpose of this course is to increase advanced nursing prescribers’ knowledge of oral anticoagulants to identify patients in whom therapy is indicated, to assist in selecting the most appropriate option, and to assist in appropriate monitoring and counseling the patient.