This CPD certified e-learning course is aimed at GPs, nurse prescribers, PCN and practice pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, medicines optimisation teams and community pharmacists.
The course is broken down into six modules including:
1. NICE guideline 196; assessing stroke and bleeding risk
2. Anticoagulant treatment options
3. Choice of anticoagulant
4. Safe prescribing of DOACs in people with renal impairment
5. Co-prescribing of anticoagulants and antiplatelets
6. Patient information for people taking anticoagulants
There are also three practical case studies which consider the choice and dose of anticoagulant in different patient scenarios support the learning.
The course should take around 1.5 hours in total to complete, but we recommend that it is taken in stages and not in a single sitting.
Quizzes at the end of each module will test understanding and recap on key learning points, and a pass mark of 70% is required in the final assessment to complete the course and receive a certificate.
Our user testers say:
“These online learning materials provide easy to digest and bite sized learning modules reinforced by quizzes and case studies. This form of learning is ideal to access in small chunks of time or together to cover the whole topic – so it can be flexed to suit the learner as required.”
“This e-learning course gives confidence in understanding the place of anticoagulants in AF and how this contributes to stroke prevention. You are provided with current, evidence-based information to ensure you prescribe effectively with the full involvement of your patients to provide the best outcome for each individual. The course offers a variety of learning experiences.”