Upon completing this module, participants should be better able to:
- Understand key aspects of the coagulation pathway
- Discuss the action of heparin, low molecular weight heparin, fondaparinux and vitamin K antagonists such as warfarin
- Recognise the mode of action of new oral anticoagulants
- Appreciate the uses of anticoagulants in acute coronary syndromes and atrial fibrillation
- Prepare for the consequences of mis-managed anticoagulation, including haemorrhage.
Dr Andrew Blann, Consultant Clinical Scientist, City Hospital, Birmingham
Module revised by Dr Matthew Rogers, Locum Consultant Haematologist, Royal Surrey County Hospital
1.5 CPD/CME credits, 1.5 hours
BJC Learning has assigned one and a half hours of CPD/CME credit to this module
Arrhythmia Alliance – the Heart Rhythm Charity
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