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Anticoagulation Training Programme
Location: 
Textile House, 5 Johnson Place, Dublin 2, Ireland
Event type: 
IIOP Online Course
Cost: 
Free

This online course aims to equip pharmacists with the knowledge to deliver a safe and supportive service to patients prescribed anticoagulants. It should take approximately 6 hours to complete; however this does not have to take place over one sitting.  

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On successful completion of this programme participants will be able to:

  • describe the coagulation cascade and indications for anticoagulant therapy
  • describe the mode of action of oral and parenteral anticoagulants
  • advise on the importance of regular INR monitoring for coumarin anticoagulants
  • identify and resolve common medicines management and safety issues in anticoagulated patients
  • follow best evidence-based practice guidance to improve safe use of anticoagulants
  • promote safe use of anticoagulants in pregnant women
  • provide accurate, quality and safe information to patients, their carers and healthcare professionals regarding the safe and appropriate use of anticoagulants
  • encourage and facilitate patient adherence to medicines