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RxAdvanced: Anticoagulation Management

Patients who receive anticoagulant therapies rely on well-trained healthcare experts to assess, monitor, and manage their treatments. That makes anticoagulation management a critical area of practice for pharmacists. Many hospital and institutional pharmacies recognize the need to invest in training to help pharmacists develop advanced knowledge of anticoagulants, especially for complex regimens that are necessary to treat or prevent acute and chronic conditions.

TRC Healthcare offers RxAdvanced: Anticoagulation Management as a comprehensive training program to prepare pharmacists for their integral role in anticoagulation medication management.

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What to Expect from RxAdvanced: Anticoagulation Management

Today’s pharmacists are responsible for managing anticoagulant therapies for patients with a wide range of health conditions and risk factors. Evolving guidelines and new treatments for patients who need blood thinners make it crucial for pharmacists to stay current.

RxAdvanced: Anticoagulation Management provides pharmacists with the skills and confidence they need to practice in demanding healthcare settings, often as part of multidisciplinary teams.

This 12-hour, ACPE-accredited training program is available in a 24/7, online format favored by busy pharmacists who appreciate self-guided studies. Participants interact with robust, evidence-based content offered in short, digestible segments.

Assembled by practicing pharmacists with advanced expertise in anticoagulation pharmaceutical care, each course focuses on an essential aspect of managing care for patients at high risk for blood clotting disorders.

In this 12-part program, your pharmacists will learn:

  • Explore the key elements of anticoagulation management
  • Identify strategies for compliance with national standards
  • Examine how to choose treatments based on a patient’s risks and health conditions
  • Learn how to prevent and respond to adverse events
  • Review authoritative medical research that pertains to anticoagulant therapies
  • Acquire in-depth understanding of reversal strategies and appropriate anticoagulant recommendations for patients with special conditions

 

Your Guide to RxAdvanced: Anticoagulation Management

  • Overview of Anticoagulants (1 hour): Introduction to dosing, monitoring, drug interactions, pharmacokinetics, indications, and clinical data for parenteral and oral anticoagulants.
  • Anticoagulant Stewardship: Program Development and Interventions (0.5 hour): Covers the importance of anticoagulation management and initiatives that may be incorporated into clinical practice.
  • NPSG Anticoagulation 2019: Overview and Strategies for Compliance (0.5 hour): Overview of The Joint Commission 2019 National Patient Safety Goals for Anticoagulation and compliance.
  • Anticoagulation for Atrial Fibrillation and Other Atrial Arrhythmias (1 hour): Includes the basics of anticoagulation for atrial fibrillations, including how to quantify stroke risk, anticoagulant choice based on other clinical factors, and anticoagulation management in the setting of direct current cardioversion or arrhythmia ablation.
  • Thrombolytic Therapy for Pulmonary Embolism and Acute Ischemic Stroke (1 hour): Covers thrombolytic agents and how to provide guidance on dosing, indications, and contraindications for both pulmonary embolism and acute ischemic stroke.
  • Anticoagulation in Valvular Heart Disease (1 hour): Describes anticoagulation and stroke prevention recommendations for surgical and percutaneous valve replacements.
  • Anticoagulation in Heart Failure and Mechanical Circulatory Support (1 hour): Reviews anticoagulant choices and identifies thrombotic and bleeding risk in the setting of heart failure, as well as temporary and durable mechanical circulatory support.
  • Management of Heparin-induced Thrombocytopenia (HIT) (1 hour): Examines clinical scoring tools and laboratory assays, and how to manage various phases of HIT in the general population and in cardiac surgery.
  • Periprocedural Anticoagulation Management (1 hour): Reviews peri-surgical and periprocedural management of anticoagulation, such as when patients should be bridged with parenteral anticoagulation, and how long oral anticoagulants should be held.
  • Strategies for VTE Prophylaxis and Considerations in Special Populations (1 hour): Evaluates VTE prophylaxis strategies (risk assessment, choice of anticoagulant, etc.) and explains special considerations, dosing, and supporting data in unique populations.
  • Anticoagulation Reversal (1 hour): Covers indications for anticoagulation reversal, as well as appropriate anticoagulation reversal strategies for anticoagulants with and without available antidotes.
  • Anticoagulation in Special Populations Part 1 (1 hour): Reviews anticoagulation in special populations, such as patients with antiphospholipid syndrome, cancer, and patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Anticoagulation in Special Populations Part 2 (1 hour): Examines the use of anticoagulation in extremes of weight and renal dysfunction.

 

 

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Key Benefits of RxAdvanced: Anticoagulation Management

Concise, authoritative format. Our easy-to-access, research-dense training consolidates a comprehensive body of knowledge that prepares pharmacists to monitor and consult on medication management for patients.

Better patient care. Pharmacists can have a significant impact on patient outcomes when they learn to manage these therapies. Pharmacist-managed anticoagulation programs can offer better control, fewer bleeding and thromboembolic events, and decreased use of healthcare systems—ensuring the correct therapy is given to the right patient at the right time and dosage.

Increased efficiency. Pharmacists who complete this training bring competence, confidence, and efficiency to their organizations, reducing the time required by the healthcare team to check and adjust dosages, and make appropriate treatment decisions for patients who require blood thinners.

State-of-the-art expertise. Standards for anticoagulant care can change rapidly. Many healthcare providers are still learning how to prescribe and manage the latest generation of anticoagulant therapies. Our training gives pharmacists access to the latest research and best practices. Pharmacists who take the training study regularly updated content that reflects progress in anticoagulant therapy. We give pharmacists tools they need to evaluate each patient and deliver optimal care based on proven science.

 

Refine anticoagulant therapy for patients at risk for blood clotting disorders.

Highly skilled pharmacists play a key role in caring for complicated patients who require anticoagulant therapies. Enhance their competency with RxAdvanced: Anticoagulation Management.

 

RxAdvanced is currently only available for group subscriptions. Individual subscriptions will be available in early 2022.