This program enables pharmacists to offer anticoagulation therapy management to patients.
There are approximately 62,000 British Columbians who are currently on warfarin therapy for anticoagulation management. The average warfarin patient has their blood tested every four weeks (12 to 16 tests annually) at a laboratory. The laboratory reports the results back to the physician, who then contacts the patient to provide instruction on any necessary dosage adjustments. These adjustments are often made at a community pharmacy.
However, patient care and outcomes, as well as the costs of this service, can be better managed by implementing point-of-care testing right in community pharmacies.
As a BCPhA member, save $170USD on the online learning program through the University of Florida. Anticoagulation Therapy Management for Pharmacists is accredited by the Canadian Council on Continuing Education in Pharmacy (CCCEP) for 40.5 CE hours.
- Relate how pharmacokinetics and pharmacodymanics principles are used to achieve and maintain anticoagulation control within the patient’s therapy goals.
- Describe the complexities of managing drug therapy and other treatment modalities.
- Summarize how pharmaceutical care is applied for patients requiring anticoagulation therapy.
- Use effective interpersonal skills to better educate patients, caregivers, and other healthcare professionals regarding safe and optimal anticoagulation therapy.
- Design an anticoagulation management service for effective patient care.
- Document anticoagulation therapy for patients receiving such therapy.
Course completion time
The course takes an average of 12 weeks to complete.
The BCPhA has licensed this online learning program through the University of Florida. The Anticoagulation Therapy Management for Pharmacists program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) for 40.5 CE hours.
(ACPE File # 0012-0000-16-455-H01-P; Expiry Oct. 10, 2019)
Record of Completion
Each pharmacist completing all parts of the course will receive a Record of Completion from the University of Florida’s College of Pharmacy.
The cost for BCPhA members will be $625 USD for BCPhA members (a significant discount off the original $795 USD for non-members).
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This program is hosted on the University of Florida website. After you have registered for the course, the University of Florida will setup a user profile and contact you by email in 2 business days with instructions on accessing the program.