Managing Anticoagulation During the COVID-19 Pandemic
AC Forum will continue to offer guidance on how best to protect your patients and staff while providing anticoagulation management during this COVID-19 pandemic.
See below for our latest recorded webinar, links to enduring recordings and our Centers of Excellence Resource Library for additional tools.
Check back often for new updates!
Other Important Updates
March Webinar: Antithrombotic Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation with Stable
Coronary Disease - Postponed
We will be postponing our webinar on Thursday, March 19, 2020 @ 12:00 PM ET due to the workload that has
shifted among all of you during this difficult time. We will update our website and communicate to all our
members the rescheduled date once we feel like we are on the downside of the curve. We are so thankful for our
dedicated members who are available for those patients that are in immediate need now!
Concurrent use of anticoagulants and antiplatelet medications raises the risk of bleeding. How should patients
with stable CAD and concurrent atrial fibrillation or venous thromboembolism be managed?
Join our expert panel to discuss the results of the AFIRE study and strategies for minimizing bleeding risk in
patients taking concurrent anticoagulant and antiplatelet medications:
Geoffrey Barnes, MD, MSc, FACC, FAHA,
Renato Lopes, MD, PhD, MHS
Dominick Angiolillo, MD, PhD, FACC
Roxana Mehran, MD, FACC, FACP,
FCCP, FESC, FAHA, FSCAI
Sara Vazquez, PharmD, BCPS, CACP
Diane Wirth, RN, MSN, ANP-BC, CACP
FREE CE | Anticoagulation Forum Webinars
Through our partnership with freeCE, we now offer credit for our select webinars. If you participated in these
webinars live, you may now go to the AC
Forum freeCE landing page and get pharmacy and nursing continuing education credit for
those webinars.You will need to create an account with freeCE to access the programs. There is no cost to
Supporting Implementation of New Joint Commission NPSG
The Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goal related to anticoagulant therapy has been
updated with 6 new Elements of Performance (EPs). The AC Forum has indexed our resources as they relate to each
EP and created a Centers of Excellence Resource Center new section: NPSG Elements, listed under the Quality Improvement menu on
the left side. Here you’ll find:
FDA-funded Anticoagulation Stewardship Guide
Download our new FDA-funded release, Core
Elements of the Anticoagulation Stewardship Program, which outlines systemic protocols
designed to improve the safety and quality of care for patients and reduce the adverse drug effects related
to anticoagulant medications.