Anticoagulation Forum

The Critical Role of the Cardiovascular Team in PAD Recognition and Diagnosis: A Call to Action

This video outlines the critical role of the cardiovascular team in peripheral artery disease (PAD) recognition and diagnosis. Involving multidisciplinary CV team members including nurses, pharmacists, advanced practice providers, and physicians will lead to improved outcomes and reduced disparities for patients with PAD. The video highlights the ankle-brachial index test as a simple and widely available detection tool that CV team members can use in the diagnosis of PAD.

A companion manuscript has been endorsed by the following societies, and will be posted once it is published:

  • American Associations of Colleges of Pharmacy
  • American College of Cardiology Cardiovascular Team Section
  • Anticoagulation Forum
  • Society for Vascular Medicine
  • Society for Vascular Nursing

IDEA Initiative

The Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Allyship (IDEA) Initiative was established to address systemic racism and the resulting health disparities. Through this Initiative, the AC Forum will work to increase awareness and promote diversity in our leadership, membership, and programming.

Our initiatives include a webinar series, educational tools and resources, as well as scholarships to our conference and Boot Camp programs.

Learn More About Health Disparities and the IDEA Initiative.

Featured Webinar: Understanding the Social Determinants of Health
Join members of the AC Forum IDEA Initiative as they discuss how an understanding of the social determinants of health can inform how practitioners engage with patients and introduce a new AC Forum Rapid Resource on this important topic.

Could I Have Stopped a Stroke
In this quick highlight video, learn how health disparities impact a patient’s access to quality health care and anticoagulation therapy.

Rapid Resource: Social Determinants of Health & Patient Care
This resource provides a brief overview the social determinants of health and highlights actions practitioners can incorporate into their practice to address health disparities.

Managing Anticoagulation During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Updated Guidance Published!

Thromboembolic prevention and anticoagulant therapy during the COVID-19 pandemic: updated clinical guidance from the anticoagulation forum
May 2022 issue of the Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis

AC Forum will continue to offer guidance on how best to protect your patients and staff while providing anticoagulation management during the current pandemic. Check back often for new updates!

News & Announcements:

Personalized VTE Risk Prediction in Cancer Patients using Clinical Informatics

Don’t miss our upcoming webinar on October 10, 2023 @ 12:00 PM ET!

In this webinar, we will discuss strategies and examples of improving VTE risk prediction in cancer patients receiving systemic therapy using large electronic health databases. Specifically, we will address the importance of data harmonization, curation, secure sharing, and external validation.

Ang Li, MD, MS
Kristen Sanfilippo, MD
Jean Connors, MD
Marc Carrier, MD, MSc, FRCPC

ASHP Podcast: VTE Prophylaxis in the Medically Ill: Extending the Conversation, Part 3

In this podcast clip, AC Forum President Dr. Allison Burnett highlights the importance of anticoagulation stewardship, a key step in moving the needle on improving the safe and effective use of anticoagulants.

Listen to the full Podcast.  

Practitioner's Guide for Improving Oral Anticoagulant Use, Online CE from the FDA (CE), June 2020

Free 1-hour course from the FDA on all the fundamental aspects of oral anticoagulation management including overviews of disease state & risk assessment, warfarin, DOACs, DDIs and patient issues such as compliance & joint decision-making; slides and transcript available for download; 1 hour of continuing education credit is available for physicians, nurses & pharmacists until 6/1/23.

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