Antiplatelets and Anticoagulants

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57m
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CPD57m of CPD
First Published
Updated13 March 2023
Expires 27 June 2024
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

Anticoagulants and antiplatelet medications are considered high-risk medications. This Ausmed Course will encourage learners to consider and understand their actions, indications, adverse reactions and interactions when caring for a person taking anticoagulants or antiplatelet medications.

Topics
  • Names, classes and where they act
  • Indications and adverse drug reactions (ADRs)
  • Management of bleeding
  • Medication interactions.
Purpose

The purpose of this Ausmed Course is to assist with revising and increasing your knowledge of anticoagulants and antiplatelets.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Identify where antiplatelets and anticoagulants act on the human body.
  2. Explain the indications and common adverse drug reactions of antiplatelets and anticoagulants.
  3. Describe the management of bleeding related to antiplatelets and anticoagulants.
  4. Apply knowledge of important medication interactions to practice.
Target Audience

Pharmacists and other healthcare professionals who are involved in the prescribing, dispensing and administration of antiplatelet and anticoagulant medications throughout patient care.

Disclosure

No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.

Educators

Presented by
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Anne Leversha View profile
Anne Leversha is a Senior Lecturer at Monash University in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences and is Director of Medication Education and Management Australia. Anne is a clinical pharmacist, has been a Director of a hospital pharmacy and was a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Monash University. She is a Fellow of The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA), is an Australian Council on Health Care Standards (ACHS) assessor and consultant and is a trained clinical competency assessor for hospital pharmacists. Anne has been a member of the Victorian Medicines Advisory Committee and was a member of the team that developed a national interdisciplinary clinical educator preparation program. She has presented and conducted seminars and workshops in national and international conferences and forums. Anne has published on topics, including improving medication safety with articles on high-risk medicines alerts, drug allergy documentation, clinical pharmacist interventions, and pharmacists’ contribution to medical education.
Details
CPD time57m
First Published
Updated13 March 2023
Expires
27 June 2024
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
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