- This certificate program is a comprehensive program designed to provide pharmacists with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to care for patients taking anticoagulation therapies.
- By completing this course, pharmacists can earn 22 hours of continuing education credit while becoming certified in anticoagulation management. The Anticoagulation Certificate Program is conducted in two parts: the self-study and live training seminar.
- To earn a certificate of achievement, participants must successfully complete all components of the program.
How it Works
1) Home Study Learning
- The home study portion will be composed of nine separate modules.
2) Live Seminar Learning
- Participants will focus on the pathophysiology of thrombosis, receive an overview of ACCP Guidelines, discuss indications for anticoagulation therapy, warfarin dosing and monitoring, management of the over-anticoagulated patient and patients requiring procedure management, patient education, and patient interviewing and assessment. Participants will also learn about point-of care monitoring devices, and practice assessing patients through the use of patient cases.
A Certificate of Achievement is awarded to participants who successfully complete all activity requirements:
- Successful completion of the home-study component involves passing the home-study exam with a grade of 70% or higher.
- Successful completion of the live seminar component involves attending the full live seminar, passing final exam with a grade of 70% or higher, and completing a final evaluation.
The Anticoagulation Certificate Program has been approved for 22.0 contact hours or (2.20 CEUs).
- ACPE UAN 0100-0000-18-052-B01-P
- Initial Release Date: 11/09/2018
- Planned Expiration Date: 11/09/2021
- Activity Type: Practice-based
Learning Level: 2 — Experience with the topic is recommended, but advanced expertise or specialty practice in the subject area is not necessary. This activity will focus on expanding the learner’s knowledge and application of new and/or more complex information.
Target Audience: Pharmacists in all practice settings
Credits will be uploaded 30 days from the live session date. It is the participants responsibility to ensure your credits are uploaded within 60 days from the live session date. After this time you will no longer be able to claim your CPE credit.
With expanded use of anticoagulant agents, the number of patients receiving these drugs has increased dramatically. Safe and effective anticoagulation must include a number of key components to avoid complications. These include careful patient assessment, an understanding of the clotting cascade and mechanisms of action of anticoagulant therapies, a detailed focus on factors which influence therapy and knowledge of current guidelines. This certificate program is a comprehensive program designed to provide pharmacists with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to care for patients taking anticoagulation therapies. By completing this course, pharmacists can earn 22 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit while becoming certified in anticoagulation management.
HOME STUDY MODULES:
Module 1: Venous and Arterial Thrombosis
Module 2: Parenteral Anticoagulants
Module 3: Oral Anticoagulant Therapy
Module 4: Evidence Based Management of Anticoagulant Therapy
Module 5 : Antithrombotic Therapy for Venous Thromboembolic Disease
Module 6: Antithrombotic Therapy in Atrial Fibrillation
Module 7: Valvular Heart Disease
Module 8: Perioperative Management of Antithrombotic Therapy
Module 9: Antithrombotic Reversal
HOME STUDY LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
Differentiate the pharmacology and pharmacokinetics of UFH, LMWH, warfarin, direct thrombin inhibitors, and factor XA inhibitors
Define the current recommendations for indication-specific intensity and duration of anticoagulation treatment
Recognize strategies used to manage hemorrhagic complications and HIT associated with anticoagulant therapy
Identify appropriate methods to manage antithrombotic therapy during the perioperative time period
LIVE SEMINAR LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
Review pathophysiology of thrombosis
Describe the difference in mechanism of action between the new and old antithrombotic therapies
Describe the indications for anticoagulation therapy
Review current treatment guidelines
Evaluate the initiation and dosing of warfarin
Determine factors influencing dosing of warfarin and the appropriate management of out-of-range INRs
Develop assessment tools which account for variables impacting warfarin intensity and dosing
Compare and contrast available point of care devices for anticoagulation therapies and demonstrate correct patient care procedures for testing
Evaluate ‘bridging” therapies for anticoagulation management
Practice assessing patients on anticoagulation therapies through the use of patient cases