Rethinking Anticoagulation Management Strategies During the COVID-19 Pandemic

ACPE Activity Number: 0204-0000-21-084-H01-P
Release Date: November 15, 2021
Expiration Date: November 15, 2024
Activity Type: Knowledge-based
CE Credits: 1.0 hour, (0.1 CEU) no partial credit
Activity Fee: Members – Free / Non-Member – N/A

This activity is a recording from a live webinar and those that claim credit for the live webinar should not claim credit for this activity.

Activity Overview

This webinar will describe the challenges of managing patients on anticoagulants during the COVID19 pandemic. The pandemic has created two primary concerns for pharmacists managing anticoagulation. These include how to maintain a monitoring plan during a pandemic for chronically anticoagulated patients not infected with COVID19 and how to provide pharmaceutical care for anticoagulated patients with a diagnosis of COVID19. An overview of literature will be reviewed to share different considerations for pharmacists and practitioners to manage patients chronically anticoagulated during a pandemic. A patient case will explore the implications of COVID19 on INR results, anticoagulation management during the quarantine period, and precautions for patients and employees.

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

This activity was planned to meet the needs of pharmacists managing anticoagulants in an ambulatory setting.  

  1. Describe changes in practice models for managing patients on anticoagulants during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  2. Explain patient specific factors and COVID-19 infection implications on anticoagulation management.
  3. Discuss options for managing patients on anticoagulants with COVID-19.

  • Introduction and Announcements
  • Presentation
  • Questions, Answers, and Discussion

  • Angela Green, Pharm.D., M.B.A., BCPS, Ambulatory Pharmacy Services Manager, Mercy Health Muskegon, Muskegon, MI
  • Tawnie Liptak, Pharm.D., Ambulatory Pharmacist, Mercy Health Muskegon, Muskegon, MI
  • Lisa Mulder, R.Ph., Ambulatory Care Pharmacist, Mercy Health Muskegon, Muskegon, MI

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