Anticoagulation module 4: clinical aspects of anticoagulation

Released1 April 2016     Expires: 01 April 2018      Programme: Anticoagulation 1 CPD/CME credit

Sponsorship Statement: Supported by an educational grant from Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS) and Pfizer. BMS and Pfizer had no role in the writing of the modules and had no editorial control over the content.

Designed to give healthcare professionals a clear understanding on clinical aspects of anticoagulation. It is one of several modules in our anticoagulation programme.

Module first published: 10 April 2013
Revised module released: 01 April 2016

1 CPD/CME credit

Learning objectives

Upon completing this module, participants should be better able to understand:

  • How to initiate anticoagulation with vitamin K antagonists (VKA)
  • Practical issues around VKAs and monitoring
  • When and how to use non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs)
  • Influence of NOACs on laboratory coagulation tests
  • Anticoagulation management around invasive procedures


Louise Tillyer (retired)
Module revised by Dr Matthew Rogers, Locum Consultant Haematologist, Royal Surrey County Hospital


1 CPD/CME credit, 1 hour
BJC Learning has assigned one hour of CPD/CME credit to this module

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