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“Rat Poison or Pest Control?” Workshop for Practice Nurses and Healthcare A...

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Main Hall

Bexhill Health Centre

Holliers Hill

Bexhill

TN40 2DZ

United Kingdom

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The Course Aim:

Suitable for all health professionals who work with warfarinised patients. This session aims to help resolve (some of) the mixed messages relating to consistent lifestyles in these patients.

Learning outcomes:
By the end of the session participants will have a clearer understanding of:
 The “science” behind warfarin
 How the newer anticoagulants fit into the picture (at present)
 The “art” behind warfarin – and how to convey that to patients
 How not to panic with such a dangerous drug!
 Conveying clear messages associated with warfarin for patients – without confusing them or making them despair

Course content
• The “rat poison”: Warfarin – its mode of action and role in modern medicine
• The increasing use of warfarin in an ageing population
• The newer anticoagulants
• “Don’t panic, Mr Mainwaring!”: Monitoring and dose changes
• “Please fill the gap:……………..interferes with…………….” (using the words; life, warfarin)
• Near Patient Testing
• “We’re all doomed!”: helping patients to understand
• “Doh! I’m confused.com!”: Giving clear advice

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Main Hall

Bexhill Health Centre

Holliers Hill

Bexhill

TN40 2DZ

United Kingdom

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