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Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Pharmacology

Presented by: Cynthia L. Webner, DNP, CCNS, ACNP-AG, CCRN-CMC, CHFN

Course Description:
Fibrinolytics, antiplatelet and anticoagulants are not interchangeable medications. Understanding the right situation for use can impact lives. This 2-hour webinar will discuss when to use fibrinolytics, when to use anticoagulants, and when to used antiplatelet medications in patients with acute coronary syndromes, atrial fibrillation, stroke, or venous thromboembolic disease. With patient safety being a high priority, this webinar will discuss safe practice including assessing risk versus benefits, essentials for prescribing, issues in administration, evaluation of effectiveness, and monitoring for adverse outcomes. The challenges of triple therapy will be discussed. Cindy concludes with case studies to help with practical application. From the novice APRN to the most experienced there is something for everyone to learn.

This class is a recording of a live Zoom webinar July 2020.  Customers may purchase a video or audio only version of the recording.  A pdf of course materials is included with either purchase option.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Apply principles of clotting to the therapeutic use of fibrinolytic agents, anticoagulants, and antiplatelet medications.
  2. Correlate the therapeutic action of fibrinolytic agents, anticoagulants, and antiplatelet medications with treatment strategies in acute coronary syndromes, atrial fibrillation, stroke and venous thromboembolic disease.
  3. Discuss safety concerns when prescribing fibrinolytic agents, anticoagulants, and antiplatelet medications.
  4. Review the clinical approach when bleeding occurs in patients taking fibrinolytic agents, anticoagulants, and antiplatelet medications.

Continuing Education:
2.0 hours of continuing education (contact hours) are offered with this program, which includes 2.0 hours of pharmacology CE applicable to APRN practice. CNEA is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number 15714.

Online classes are available for 12 month access.

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