Anticoagulation Therapy Management for Pharmacists

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Program Details

  • Intended Audience: Pharmacists who have or want to prepare for the responsibility of monitoring and managing anticoagulation therapy patients and clinics.
  • Universal Activity Number: 0012-0000-22-040-H01-P
  • Certificate Program Number: 0012-23-003-CP
  • Contact Hours: 18.5 hours of Consultant Recertification/General ACPE continuing education for pharmacists
  • Program Fees:
    • Regular Registration: $549.00
    • UF Preceptor/Career Coach: $449.00
    • UF COP Faculty: $425.00
  • UAN Release Date: 11/16/2022
  • UAN Expiration Date: 11/16/2025
  • Activity Type: Practice/Certificate Program
  • Program Support: No outside financial support was provided.
  • Format Type: This course is self-paced, fully online.
  • Time to Complete: All coursework must be completed within 16 weeks from the date of registration or before date of UAN expiration, 11/16/2025, whichever comes first. This course will no longer be eligible for CE credit after 11/16/2025.

Summary

This course is designed as a resource to help prepare the pharmacist for the responsibility of monitoring and managing anticoagulation therapy patients and clinics. It is also designed to serve as a starting point to help the pharmacist prepare for the Certified Anticoagulation Care Provider (CACP) exam.

This course is approved by the Florida Board of Pharmacy for 18.5 contact hours to meet requirements pursuant to CHAPTER 64B16-26, Florida Statutes, and Rule 64B16-26.300, Florida Administrative Code. Participants who successfully complete the program will also receive a certificate of completion.


Objectives

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Analyze the normal process of hemostasis and discuss disruptions in this process in pathologic conditions.
  • Compare the indications, mechanism of action, appropriate dosing, and appropriate monitoring for anticoagulant medications for various indications.
  • Explain pertinent disease state, drug/drug and drug/food interactions and adverse effects with anticoagulant medications.
  • Develop a complete anticoagulant treatment plan for patients with various indications.
  • Construct a process for managing anticoagulants and related complications during medical procedures.
  • Plan management and operational aspects of pharmacists-managed anticoagulation services.

Program Overview

Module 1: Overview of anticoagulant medications

The educational material will provide an overview of medications commonly used in the management of anticoagulation therapy.  Content will specifically cover the history of anticoagulant medications; discuss the clotting pathway; and review the pharmacology of warfarin, Direct Oral Anticoagulants (DOACS), and unfractionated heparin/low-molecular weight heparins. An overview of patient education concepts and pharmacist impact on anticoagulation management will also be reviewed.

Module 2: Disease state management and special populations

The educational material will discuss the antithrombotic/thrombolytic management of commonly encountered disease states requiring antithrombotic/thrombolytic therapy.  Program content will also discuss the management of anticoagulation related to pregnancy and pediatrics.  Learners will have the opportunity to apply the content learned to develop patient-specific individualized treatment plans in the context of the disease states and special populations reviewed.

Module 3: Anticoagulation Complications and Periprocedural Management

The educational material will provide information on the management of complications that may occur with the use of anticoagulant medications, including considerations for management of bleeding, reversal of anticoagulation, and the management of Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia.  Programmatic content will also discuss the management of anticoagulants in the perioperative setting. Learners will be provided the opportunity to apply the content learned to develop patient-specific individualized treatment plans in the context of simulated clinical scenarios.

Module 4: Operational Components of Anticoagulation Management

The educational material will review the operational and administrative topics related to anticoagulation management.  These topics discussed include the development and design of an anticoagulation clinic, considerations for billing and reimbursement for services, and the use of point of care devices for INR testing.


Requirements for Successful Course Completion

In order to earn credit for this course, participants must complete all course case studies and quizzes with a score of 70% or higher. Two chances to pass each quiz/assessment will be given. If a passing score is not earned by the second attempt, the participant must re-enroll in the course. Upon successful completion of all coursework, participants must complete a course evaluation form.

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be awarded a certificate of completion.


Course Access

To access your course after enrollment, please click the link below.

http://elearning.ufl.edu/

Click the blue “Log in to Continuing Education” button and enter your login credentials. You should then see your course on the Canvas dashboard or by clicking Courses>All Courses.


Disclosure Statement

The following speakers, reviewers, and planning committee members have disclosed that he/she has no relevant financial disclosures. No one else in a position to control content has any financial relationships to disclose.

Rachel Shaddock
Department: Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research

Rachel Shaddock

Resident
Katie Vogel Anderson
Department: Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research

Katie Vogel Anderson Pharm.D., BCACP, FCCP

Clinical Associate Professor
Adonice Khoury
Department: Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research

Adonice Khoury Pharm.D., BCPS

Clinical Associate Professor
Kaitlin M Alexander
Department: Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research

Kaitlin M Alexander Pharm.D.

Clinical Associate Professor
Kalen Manasco
Department: Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research

Kalen Manasco Pharm.D., BCPS, FCCP, FPPAG

Clinical Professor
James Taylor
Department: Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research

James Taylor Pharm.D., CDE, BCACP

Professor

Joseph J. Fierro, Pharm.D., BCACP

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist- Anticoagulation and Specialty Clinics
Director, PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency
James A Haley Veterans Hospital

Focus Areas: Ambulatory Care, Hypertension, Rheumatology


Kristin Morse

Kristin Morse, Pharm.D.

PGY1 Program Director, Outpatient Clinical Pharmacy Services
Advent Health Celebration

Focus Areas:  Ambulatory Care


Julia Nickerson-Troy

Julia Nickerson-Troy, Pharm.D., MS, BCACP

PGY2 Program Director & PGY1 Assistant Program Director, Outpatient Clinical Pharmacy
Advent Health Celebration

Focus Areas: Ambulatory Care


Stacy Voils

Stacy A. Voils, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS, FCCM, FCCP

Clinical Associate Professor, Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research
University of Florida, College of Pharmacy
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Surgery
UF Health

Focus Areas: Coagulation/Hemostasis, Surgery/Trauma Critical Care, Venous Thromboembolism, Metabolomics in Critically Ill


Additional Resources

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