Provider > Anticoagulants/Blood Thinners > Information and Education
Source: Anticoagulation Centers of Excellence
Comprehensive library for healthcare providers. Resources are provided as examples from high-performing services.
Source: Quality Insights Quality Innovation Network
This table provides detailed information on five popular anticoagulant medications.
Source: Health Quality Innovators
Use this fact sheet as a reference to be sure you are giving patients the information they need regarding their atrial fibrillation, including symptoms and the importance of medication.
This updated tool is a revision of the 2005 version of the self-assessment to include safety strategies for the newer oral anticoagulants. The self-assessment is designed to help organizations assess the medication safety practices in their institution surrounding the use of antithrombotic therapy and identify opportunities for improvement.
These one-page documents provide tips for prescribers to reduce ADEs including patient education prompts, drug interactions, and medication management information. There is one for each of the high risk medication categories (Opioids, Anticoagulants and Diabetic Agents). Other uses for the Quick Tip for Prescribers documents include: 1) use at LANs to direct conversation and strategy development amongst the attendees; 2) encourage hospitals to distribute to hospitalists and / or at medical staff meetings; promote that health care organizations use these to provide staff education and increase knowledge and competency.
This PDF outlines common antibiotics and their effects on INR, along with other notes.