Anticoagulant Therapy: Reducing the Likelihood of Patient Harm
Blood coagulation is a complex and tightly regulated process. Unfortunately, blood clots can form abnormally in the arteries, veins, or heart. Anticoagulants prevent the unwanted clotting of blood by interfering with the normal coagulation process. However, their use is often associated with adverse drug events and requires close monitoring to prevent patient harm. This course will discuss how to provide individualized care focusing on preventing drug interactions and adverse events as well as the Joint Commissions requirement for anticoagulant therapy.