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Warfarin: A medication series update

CPD Hours

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Overview

Warfarin is used to prevent systemic embolism, stroke associated with atrial fibrillation, and venous thromboembolism.

Nurses play a vital role in supporting, educating and monitoring patients prescribed warfarin. This module discusses the uses of warfarin, indications, dosing and monitoring, point of care testing and adverse effects.

Learning Objective

At the end of this module participants will be able to:

  • Know the indications, contraindications and interactions of warfarin
  • Understand the nurse's role in educating, monitoring and supporting patients prescribed warfarin
  • Know how self-management may benefit patients

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