AHRQ ISSUES VIDEO AND BROCHURE ON TAKING BLOOD THINNERS

AHRQ ISSUES VIDEO AND BROCHURE ON TAKING BLOOD THINNERS

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The HHS Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) issued excellent educational videos  and booklets in English and Spanish directed at new patients on blood thinners as well as existing patients. The following are links to the DVDs and the downloadable PDFs.
Video: Staying Active and Healthy with Blood Thinners

Booklet: Blood Thinner Pills: Your Guide to Using Them Safely  English Brochure: PDF File
Spanish Brochure: http://www.ahrq.gov/consumer/btpillssp.pdf

You can view the video here or contact NBCA (fgriffiths@stoptheclot.org) for a free AHRQ DVD.

The  bilingual 10-minute video in English and Spanish.  This video helps educate patients about how to use anticoagulant drugs, commonly called “blood thinners,” safely by using the B.E.S.T. method: Be careful; Eat right; Stick to a routine: and, Test regularly.

Nearly 2 million Americans are prescribed a blood-thinner each year to reduce their risk of forming dangerous blood clots.  Blood clots can lead to serious conditions such as deep vein thrombosis (clots that form in the deep veins of the legs or groin) and pulmonary embolism (clots that travel to the lungs and can be fatal).

Jack Ansell, MD, Chair of NBCA’s Medical and Scientific Advisory Board said “If you’ve recently been prescribed blood-thinning pills, such as Warfarin, you probably have a lot of questions. This video and booklet will answer many of the questions and concerns you may have about the drug. You will also learn how to fit it into your lifestyle.”

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