Course Code: REL-PAC-0-AADNC
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 5/31/2023
Compare the mechanism of action of heparin, low molecular weight heparin (LMWH), warfarin, thrombin inhibitors, and factor Xa inhibitors.
Compare the mechanisms of action of the antiplatelet drugs, aspirin (ASA), adenosine diphosphate (ADP) blocking agents, and the glycoprotein (GP)IIb/IIIa receptor antagonists.
Describe the differences between the processes of arterial and venous thrombi development.
Describe the mechanisms of action, recommended uses, and adverse reactions commonly associated with thrombolytic drugs.
List at least three common indications for the administration of anticoagulants.
Describe at least three differences between direct-acting oral anticoagulants and warfarin.
Section 1: IntroductionInstructor:
About This Course
Section 2: Terminology and Physiology
Blood Clot Formation Sequence
Indications for Anticoagulant Use
Section 3: Heparin
Low Molecular Weight Heparin
Advantages of LMWH Over Heparin
Complications of Heparin
Section 4: Warfarin
Mechanism of Action
Dosing and Monitoring
Warfarin Drug Interactions
Herb and Supplement Interactions
Section 5: Newer Oral Anticoagulants
Factor Xa Inhibitors
Section 6: Antiplatelet Drugs
Glycoprotein Platelet Inhibitors
Section 7: Thrombolytic Drugs
Contraindication and Interactions
Section 8: Conclusion
Kim Matthews, RN
Kimberly Matthews, RN obtained a nursing degree from Western Kentucky University in 1998. Ms. Matthews possesses over 20 years of nursing experience with over 17 of those in the Skilled Nursing industry. Ms. Matthews has extensive experience in MDS, restorative nursing programs, and nursing management. Ms. Matthews is currently a Post Acute Care Content writer and subject matter expert for MDS.
Disclosure: Kim Matthews, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.Expert Reviewer:
Adam Root, PharmD
Adam Root graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2013. Adam has worked in the managed care, medication policy, drug information, and community pharmacy settings and has a background in policy and guideline development, clinical program design, and medication use evaluation. He is currently employed as a Clinical Pharmacist in the Formulary Management Department at PerformRx. Adam's primary area of interest is utilizing evidence-based medicine to improve the efficacy, safety, and cost of healthcare.
Disclosure: Adam Root, PharmD has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
The target audience for this course is: Nurses; in the following settings: Post-Acute Care.
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