Effective anticoagulation therapy requires systematic, coordinated patient care management by prepared anticoagulation therapy providers. As the use of anticoagulant therapy has increased in the last few years, the need for advanced educational preparation in patient care management has emerged.
Description of Program
This interactive online interprofessional certificate program is a continuing education program intended for nurses, pharmacists, physician assistants, and physicians. Effective anticoagulation therapy requires a systematic and coordinated patient care approach by knowledgeable healthcare professionals. This program is divided into modules covering the physiology of the clotting system, pathophysiology of thromboembolic disorders, patient assessment and management, pharmacology of antithrombotic agents (oral and parenteral), patient education and administrative procedures. The content employs the current guidelines to discuss the management of antithrombotic agents in the acute setting or long-term use and patient populations such as the hospitalized patient, a patient with a thromboembolic event, a patient with atrial fibrillation, the pregnant female, and children. The program organization was designed utilizing the domains established by the National Certification Board for Anticoagulation Providers and is reviewed by local and national experts.
Who Should Enroll in this Program
This program is designed for English-speaking nurses, pharmacists, physicians, and other healthcare practitioners who have, or want to prepare for, responsibility for monitoring and managing outpatient anticoagulation therapy.
Instruction will include the following content:
At the conclusion of the program the participant will be able to:
Information regarding the National Certification Board of Anticoagulation Providers national certification exam can be obtained from the Anticoagulation Forum.
This activity is offered five times a year. Registration deadline is two weeks prior to the start date.
Offering dates for 2015: May 18 (registration deadline May 4), July 27 (registration deadline July 13), October 12, (registration deadline Sept 28).
For more schedule information, call toll free 1-877-USI-HLTH (874-4584) or 812-461-5217 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
We reserve the right to cancel any offering if there is insufficient enrollment. Registrants will be notified in advance if this occurs.
This program is revised annually in December, or as guidelines and recommendations are released.
Kelly Dugger, PharmD
Edith Hoehn, RN, BSN, CVN
M. Jane Swartz, RN, DNP, ACNS-BC
Colleen Walsh, DNP, RN, CS, ONP-C, ACNP-BC
Karen Jones, RN, MSN
Delivery of Program Content
The program consists of six modules. Each module utilizes instructor outlines, reading assignments, study questions, and instructor feedback. Additionally, audio/video recordings, case studies, and web resources, may be used, to augment the teaching process. These instruction methods should provide participants flexibility in completing assignments, and in corresponding with instructors. Participants will have many opportunities to interact with practitioners and faculty who are experts in the area of anticoagulation therapy. A comprehensive final examination will be administered at the end of the six-week program.
Why Enroll in an Interactive Internet Program?
The convenience of on-line instruction allows the participant to "attend" class at any hour or day of the week. Participants will learn from experts in the area of anticoagulation management and have the opportunity to network with other activity participants from across the country. Internet instruction provides an opportunity for personal interaction with activity faculty while providing the comfort of learning in your own home or office.
A Continuing Education Certificate will be awarded following successful completion of study guide questions, an online comprehensive examination (with a passing score of 70% or higher) and submission of an activity evaluation. Certificates will be mailed within approximately 30 days after the completion of the activity.
The program content meets the pharmacology continuing education requirements for the renewal of the advanced practice nurse prescriptive authority license. Nurses will receive 40 total continuing education credits of which 13 are specific to Pharmacology credit.
The University of Southern Indiana College of Nursing and Health Professions is accredited with distinction through November 30, 2018 as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
The University of Southern Indiana is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Provider #13378.
The Indiana Pharmacists Alliance is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Participants will receive 40 contact hours or 4.0 CEU's for successful completion of this program. CE statements of credit will be distributed upon completion of the program and the program evaluation tool. ACPE Universal Program Number 0120-9999-13-201-H01-P. Initial Release Date: 07/02/13. Expiration Date: 12/31/15. There is an additional $80.00 charge for pharmacists requesting contact hours. NOTE: Pharmacists requesting CEs must request them during registration. This is a knowledge-based program activity.
To Register: Click on the link above or Call toll free 1-877-USI-HLTH (1-877-874-4584)
Fee includes Internet instruction, handouts, and a comprehensive exam.
There is no textbook required for this program.
There is an additional $80.00 charge for pharmacists requesting contact hours. NOTE: CEs must be requested during registration.
A $25 administrative fee will be charged prior to the start date of the activity if the registration fee has been paid. On or after the start date of the class there will be no refund.