Warfarin

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4.7 out of 5 (28 Reviews)

Credits

1.75

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24

Expiration Date

31 Dec 2023

Last Reviewed

1 Jan 2021

Estimated Time To Finish

105 Minutes

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Activity Description

Warfarin is a medication used in the prophylaxis and treatment of venous thrombosis and thromboembolic events. It is in the anticoagulant class of drugs. This activity reviews the indications, action, and contraindications for warfarin as a valuable agent in the prophylaxis and treatment of myocardial infarction, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, and atrial fibrillation. This activity will highlight the mechanism of action, adverse event profile, pharmacokinetics, and drug interactions pertinent for interprofessional team members to treat patients with venous thrombosis and thromboembolic events.

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At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Review the mechanism of action of warfarin.
  • Describe the therapeutic uses of warfarin.
  • Explain the side effects of warfarin.
  • Outline how the importance of collaboration and coordination among the interprofessional team can enhance patient care when dosing and monitoring warfarin therapy.

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