Optimizing the Use of Direct Oral Anticoagulants (DOACs) in Clinical Practice

Expiry Date
: 01/06/2025
CPD Units
: 3.00 Points
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This article reviews numerous problems faced when using DOACs in different patient populations.

Keywords: Pharmacology, Anticoagulant, Optimizing

Reading material:

Educational Objectives

Educational Aim:
The aim of this article is to allow healthcare professionals to be able to manage different patient populations requiring oral anticoagulation optimally.

Educational Outcomes:
Upon completion of this module practitioners should have a clear understanding of:

  1. Indications of DOACs.

  2. The use of DOACs in patients with renal impairment.
  3. The use of DOACs in patients with hepatic impairment.
  4. The use of DOACs in patients with extreme body weights.
  5. Monitoring parameters for DOACs.
  6. Switching between different anticoagulants.
  7. Procedural management in patients using DOACs.
  8. Major drug interactions with DOACs.

Instructions for this Module

  • Read the supplied reading material and complete the quiz that follows;
  • You have three attempts to pass the quiz;
  • The pass grade is 70%;
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