Improve Your Stewardship in Anticoagulation Therapy


To ensure optimal outcomes, community-based pharmacists must make more confident clinical decisions for patients prescribed oral anticoagulation therapy. During this session, you’ll learn from colleagues as they share patient stories related to disease burden, quality of life, and cost of care. Expand your knowledge of anticoagulation therapy, sharpen your skills in educating patients, and learn tips for closely monitoring safety and efficacy. You’ll also discuss how to assess and mitigate potential drug–drug and drug–disease state interactions, as well as how to work with prescribers to solve drug-related problems. Leave this interactive session as improved stewards of anticoagulation therapy and with a renewed sense of the patient experience.


Pharmacist Learning Objectives

At the completion of this application-based activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Analyze anticoagulation therapy for appropriateness based on indication, patient specific comorbidities, ease of use, and cost of care.
  2. Develop an evidence-based care plan in counseling and monitoring for a patient requiring long-term anticoagulation therapy. 
  3. Identify patients who are at high risk for adverse events associated with anticoagulation therapy, and identify strategies for managing these patients. 
  4. Craft an approach to assess and mitigate drug–drug (including prescription, supplement, and herbal therapies) and drug–disease state interactions that can impact the safety and efficacy of anticoagulation therapy.
  5. Evaluate strategies that optimize adherence and persistence for patients receiving anticoagulation therapy.
Lindsay Davis, PharmD
Associate Professor
Midwestern University College of Pharmacy - Glenda
Elizabeth Pogge, PharmD
Midwestern University Glendale College of Pharmacy
Learning Level: Level 2
Track: Community-Based Pharmacy Practice, Pharmacist Clinical Patient Care Services
Session Time Slot(s): 
Sunday, March 22
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Gaylord National Resort - Chesapeake J-L
ACPE Pharmacist: 0202-0000-20-039-L01-P
CEUs Pharmacist: 0.2
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