This session will discuss key differences in the pharmacologic profiles of various oral chronic anticoagulation agents that influence treatment selection for individual patients with atrial fibrillation who are at risk of stroke.
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After taking part in this educational activity, participants will be able to:
- Review evidence-based scoring assessment to risk stratify adults with A Fib while considering stroke and bleeding risks
- Compare and contrast pharmacologic profiles of the options for chronic oral anticoagulants that influence the selection of a specific agent for an individual patient with chronic atrial fibrillation
- Discuss starting and target dosing options for oral anticoagulant therapy for adults with atrial fibrillation, including those with kidney or liver impairment and other patient-related factors
- Review drug-drug interactions related to various chronic anticoagulation treatment options
- Discuss patient teaching related to use of various chronic anticoagulation including monitoring drug levels as appropriate and possible drug-food interactions
TIME TO COMPLETE
Each video is accessible twice within six months of purchase.
NPACE designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 CNE credit(s), of which 1.5 is pharmacology credit. Participants should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
February 2021; Reviewed February 2022
Program ID: 20CAAFI
Provider Accreditation Statement
This program is provided by Nurse Practitioner Associates for Continuing Education (NPACE).
Nurse Practitioner Associates for Continuing Education (NPACE) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
In addition to ANCC, NPACE is approved as a provider of continuing education in nursing by: the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP8720 and Florida CE Broker #50-1476.
NPACE, the Provider of awarding contact hours, is responsible for adherence to ANCC criteria.
This course is taught by Leslie L. Davis, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, FAANP, FACC, FAHA, FPCNA. Dr. Davis is an Associate Professor of Nursing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Nursing, PhD Division as well as a part-time NP with the Cardiology Division at UNC. She is an AANP, ACC and AHA fellow. Leslie L. Davis has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.
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