DOACs: Learning & approaches to sustainably review patients
Developed by: UKCPA's Medicines Safety and Quality and Haemostasis Anticoagulation & Thrombosis Committees
19, Oct 2022
Online, 7pm - 8pm
This is session 2 of the 2 part series: Improving the safe and effective use of DOACs
Anticoagulants are linked to more deaths and severe harm than any other medicine, being involved in 2 out of 9 medicines related claims that end in damages. The DOACs are now the most popular anticoagulants, with almost 1 million patients in England taking these medicines. This number continues to grow on an annual basis. Whilst the DOACs require less frequent monitoring than older anticoagulants, it is essential that is still carried out, and in particular renal function, as their dose needs to be optimised to CrCl. Recent national data has shown that 15% of patients taking DOACs in England may be on the wrong dose in relation to their renal function, putting them at an increased risk of harm.
In this second webinar of a 2-part series we will explore practical approaches that have been tested by clinical colleagues to ensure the review of DOACs. We will also focus on how QI methods can be used to ensure that this practice remains sustainable.
This webinar is ideal for MDTs in secondary care and primary care representatives.
The aim of this webinar is to increase safe and effective use of DOACs.
After this webinar, attendees should be able to:
Discuss practical approaches and opportunities that can be used to review patients on DOACs, across secondary and primary care domains
Describe how QI methods can be employed to ensure that monitoring and dose review is sustainable.
Speakers: Dawn Gajree, Medicines Optimisation Pharmacist, NHS Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Integrated Care System David Jenkins, Pharmacist, Helston Medical Centre Rosalind Byrne, Principal Pharmacist Anticoagulation, King’s College Hospital Niamh Thompson, Lead Pharmacist Anticoagulation & Cardiology, Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust
Chair: James Innes, Improvement Director, Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
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