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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

Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Prevention: The Nurse’s Perspective

The John Hopkins VTE Collaborative

This module focuses on the nurse’s role in VTE prevention and how to use patient-centered care to help them make educated decisions. It provides an overview of the latest information regarding VTE: prophylaxis, appropriate delivery of pharmacologic and mechanical methods, how to educate patients on VTE, and how to address missed and refused doses.

It includes interactive cases, video-based education, and a real-time knowledge assessment.

This learning module is accredited for 0.50 ANCC contact hours for nurses.


22 Practical Teaching Points about DVT, PE, Anticoagulation & Thrombophilia

Stephan Moll, MD

In support of World Thrombosis Day this presentation is geared toward practicing clinicians and covered:

  • A structured identification and listing about DVTE risk factors
  • Characteristics of venous Doppler ultrasounds that help determine whether a clot is new or old
  • If a clot in the trifurcation is considered a proximal or distal DVT
  • Discussion of the “Recurrence Triangle” - how to think about the risk of recurrent VTE if anticoagulation is stopped
  • The role of thrombophilia testing

VTE Prophylaxis in Acutely Ill Medical Patients

Allison Burnett, PharmD, CACP, PhC, Steve Deitelzweig, MD, MMM, Scott Kaatz, DO, MSc, Ronni Nemeth, PharmD, CACP, DPLA

Patients who are hospitalized for acute medical illness, such as heart failure, respiratory insufficiency, stroke, and infectious or inflammatory diseases, are at increased risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE). This presentation highlights available evidence, providing risk assessment options, pharmacological dosing options, and consideration for extended duration thromboprophylaxis, as outlined in the AC Forum Rapid Resource: “VTE Prophylaxis in Acutely Ill Medical Patients”.


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

PIn 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.  

Boot Camp Fundamentals

This program features two modules originally presented as part of our AC Forum Virtual Boot Camp curriculum in 2022. These 45-minute video presentations will give you a thorough background prior to attending AC Forum Boot Camp or before completing other more complex coursework.

Up to 1.5 hours of CE available through October 13, 2024! Participants will need to view the course modules in their entirety and complete their respective evaluation.

Pharmacists & Pharmacy Techs – Claim CE

Physicians & Nurses – Claim CE

Learner Notification

Module 1: Hemostasis & Thrombosis Fundamentals
Dan Witt, PharmD, University of Utah College of Pharmacy


Module 2: Clinical Application of Anticoagulant Drug Pharmacology
Sara R. Vazquez, PharmD, BCPS, CACP, University of Utah Health Thrombosis Service


Continuing Education

Satisfactory Completion
Learners must complete an evaluation form to receive a certificate of completion. Your chosen sessions must be attended in their entirety. Partial credit of individual sessions is not available. If you are seeking continuing education credit for a specialty not listed below, it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certification board to determine course eligibility for your licensing/certification requirement.

Accreditation Statement - Physicians / Nurses / Pharmacists
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and Anticoagulation Forum. Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physicians (ACCME) Credit Designation Amedco LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses (ANCC) Credit Designation Amedco LLC designates this activity for a maximum of 1.5 ANCC contact hours.

Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians (ACPE)
Amedco LLC designates this activity for a maximum of 1.5 knowledge-based CPE contact hours.

Target Audience: This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, pharmacists, registered nurses and associated health professionals who work in the field of anticoagulation.

Compact Lessons

Cancer-Associated Thrombosis Video

David Garcia, MD

This short whiteboard video outlines important considerations for patients with cancer and their risk of blood clots. Dr. David Garcia provides patients with information about the signs, symptoms, and treatment for cancer-associated thrombosis. This project was supported through a grant from the BMS-Pfizer Alliance.


Vascular Protection Animated Lesson

Jeff Weitz, MD, FRCP(C), FACP

This short and concise animated video addresses the history of cardiovascular disease, the role of anticoagulation in vascular protection and an overview of the methods of treatment for thrombosis.


Efficiency and Effectiveness of Anticoagulation – Related Discharge Communication

Kelly Rudd, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS, CACP

Dr. Rudd reviews her poster evaluating the effectiveness and efficiency of an anticoagulation discharge summary using 14 elements considered essential during care transitions (IPRO's Anticoagulation Discharge Communication tool). Results will help to inform improvements in future tools. Originally presented at THSNA 2018.


Structure and Function of US Anticoagulation Clinics: An AC Forum Membership Survey

Geoffrey Barnes, MD, MSc

Dr. Barnes provides an overview of survey results from member clinics about their structure, function and services in his presentation from THSNA 2018. Thank you to our members for participating in this important survey. Read more detailed results in the Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis.