Anticoagulant, Antiplatelet and Thrombolytic Therapies - N1752


About Course #N1752

Release Date: December 27, 2016

Expiration Date: December 31, 2019

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in the United States. Despite a decline in the death rate in 2013, nearly 1 in 3 deaths were attributed to CVD. Anticoagulant, antiplatelet, and thrombolytic medications are commonly utilized in the prevention and management of many common medical conditions.

This course provides information on oral anticoagulants, with an emphasis on the novel oral anticoagulants, parenteral anticoagulants, antiplatelets, and thrombolytics. In addition, monitoring guidelines and patient counseling is discussed. The need for healthcare providers to understand the pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacotherapeutic considerations is imperative to achieve optimal patient outcomes.

This course should not be taken in conjunction with course #N1712 Parenteral Anticoagulants: Implications for Patient Management, course #N1718 Oral Anticoagulant Therapy: Implications for Patient Management, course #N1743 Antiplatelet Therapy: Implications for Advanced Practice Nursing, or course #N1749 Thrombolytic Therapy: Implications for Advanced Practice Nursing.

Kentucky APRNs - fulfills pharmacology requirement

About the Author(s)

C. Michael White, PharmD, FCP, FCCP, is professor and chair of the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy's Department of Pharmacy Practice in Storrs, Connecticut, and co-director of the Health Outcomes, Policy, and Evidence Synthesis research group at University of Connecticut (UConn) and Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut, which houses one of only 13 Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality-Designated Evidence-Based Practice Centers.

Diana M. Sobieraj, PharmD, BCPS, earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Rhode Island and subsequently completed a pharmacy practice residency at Hartford Hospital/The University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy. After her training, Dr. Sobieraj joined the faculty at UCONN School of Pharmacy, where she has worked for the past 8 years.

William L. Baker, PharmD, FCCP, FACC, BCPS-AQ Cardiology, is an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Connecticut (UConn) School of Pharmacy in Storrs, Connecticut. Dr. Baker received his BS in Pharmacy Studies and Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degrees from the UConn School of Pharmacy in 2000 and 2002, respectively.

Leanne Henry Fowler, DNP, AGACNP-BC, CCRN, CNE, graduated with a baccalaureate of science in nursing degree from Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and a doctorate in nursing practice (DNP) specializing in nursing education and as an adult/gerontology acute care nurse practitioner from the University of South Alabama in Mobile.

Course Disclosures

  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
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