Managing Coumadin as a PCP: Case Study for Nurse Practitioners

cardiology chronic care clinical topics hematology Dec 10, 2019

You're on call and you get paged about a critical INR...

You get a new patient from the ED who just started on coumadin for a DVT...

You're spending way too much time leafing through resources, trying to figure out when to draw their labs, how often, and how to adjust their dose...

If this sounds like you, this week's video has got you covered.

Managing Warfarin in Primary Care

  • How to know what dose to prescribe, when to adjust their doses and when to come back to the clinic
  • Whether a patient should go to an anti-coagulation clinic or be managed in-house
  • What to look for in patients with critical INRs, and when to send them to the ED
  • My favorite algorithms to make life easier.

PLUS! Another cheat sheet & dosing algorithm (two gems!) for you to download when you sign up below this video, all about Coumadin management to keep at your desk, so you don't have to worry about taking notes while listening.

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Managing Warfarin Cheat Sheet

This episode comes with a cheat sheet to print out and keep at your desk for quick reference! Download your cheat sheet here.

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