NCAT has been developed to meet the educational needs of all health care professionals involved in anticoagulation management.
Our palate of courses has been driven by demand from our students and has now extended to training courses for other associated topics, eg, cardiovascular disease & point of care testing.
The Anticoagulation for healthcare professionals course aims to extend your knowledge and expertise whilst sharing and debating best practice. It will also enable you to develop a support network for the future.
After completing this module you should:
- Understand the indications and contraindications of different anticoagulant drugs
- Be familiar with the starting doses of oral and injectable anticoagulant drugs and how to monitor these
- Know how to reverse the effects of anticoagulant drugs
- Appreciate the importance of giving patients adequate information about their proposed therapy and know what issues to cover.
After completing this module you should better appreciate:
- The harms caused by warfarin and how to avoid them
- The pros and cons of different models of care for long term anticoagulation
- Best practice for dose adjustment and ongoing monitoring of anticoagulation
- The advantages of computerised dosing support systems
- Recommendations for patients undergoing cardioversion, dental treatment, endoscopy, or surgery
A challenging module about AF from the well-respected BMJ Learning series.