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Use of newer oral anticoagulants in AF


Content developed by MIMS Learning http://www.mimslearning.co.uk/

INTRODUCTION

This resource provides a practical guide to using novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) for stroke prevention in non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF). Key learning points for general practice nurses include the safety and efficacy profiles of newer anticoagulants compared with warfarin, and how to switch patients from warfarin to NOACs.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After completing this module, you should be better able to:

  • Compare the safety and efficacy of warfarin with NOACs
  • Understand the differences between NOACs
  • Consider which NOAC best suits individual patients
  • Initiate NOAC treatment
  • Switch patients from warfarin to a NOAC
  • Switch patients from a NOAC to warfarin

AUTHOR

Dr Mehul Dhinoja

Consultant cardiologist and electrophysiologist, BMI The London Independent Hospital, London

PRACTICE NURSE FEATURED ARTICLES 

Anticoagulation in atrial fibrillation: where are we now? Joanne M. Loades 

Masterclass: Stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation Beverley Bostock-Cox 

This resource is provided at an intermediate level by MIMS Learning. Read the article and reflect on what you have learned, then answer the test questions at the end.

Complete the resource to obtain a certificate of completion to include in your revalidation portfolio. You should record the time spent on this resource in your CPD log.

Complete the resource to obtain a certificate of completion to include in your revalidation portfolio.