Anticoagulation Forum

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!

Guidance

Webinars

Other Important Updates

July Webinar: Antithrombotic Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation with Stable Coronary Disease

Don’t miss our upcoming webinar on Thursday, July 23, 2020 @ 12:00 PM ET.

 

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?

 

Please join the Anticoagulation Forum and the following expert speakers for this webinar to discuss the results of the AFIRE study and strategies for minimizing bleeding risk in patients taking concurrent anticoagulant and antiplatelet medications.

  • Arthur Allen, PharmD, CACP
  • Dominick Angiolillo, MD
  • Geoff Barnes, MD, MSc
  • Renato Lopes, MD
  • Roxana Mehran, MD
  • Tracy Minichiello, MD
  • Diane Wirth, ANP, CACP


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.

View Course Here  

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 register. 

 

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. 

 

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