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. Check back often for new updates!
Other Important Updates
Visit our Resource Library, access the COVID-19 tab on the left for many more specific resources.
September Webinar: Post-discharge Venous Thromboembolism following Hospital Admission with COVID-19
Don’t miss our upcoming webinar on Thursday, September 17, 2020 @ 1:00 PM ET.
The association of severe COVID-19 with an increased risk of VTE has resulted in specific guidelines for its prevention and management. A recent publication from Dr. Roberts and colleagues from the UK found low rates of post-hospital VTE among patients with COVID-19.
Please join the Anticoagulation Forum and the following expert speakers for this webinar to review this important paper and discuss post discharge thromboprophylaxis considerations.
- Arthur Allen, PharmD, CACP
- Geoff Barnes, MD, MSc
- Tracy Minichiello, MD
- Lara Roberts, MD
Anticoagulation Forum|Ansell Fellowship Program
Clinical Fellowship Award in General Vascular Medicine Focusing on VTE, PAD, and Anticoagulation
The Anticoagulation Forum|Ansell Fellowship Program provides grant funding to support advanced training for physicians dedicated to the fields of venous thromboembolism (VTE), vascular diseases, anticoagulation, and related areas. Applications for the 2021-2022 fellowship year are being accepted through October 1, 2020.
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Black Lives Matter
AC Forum is proud to stand with Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety by adding our voice to their campaign -- Black Lives Matter, Healthcare Inequalities, and the Need for Systemic Change -- find more here: http://ppahs.org/2020/06/black-lives-matter
Practitioner's Guide for Improving Oral Anticoagulant Use, Online CME from the FDA (CME), 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 MDs, nurses & pharmacists until 6/1/23.
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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.