“Building a Partnership with the Newly Anticoagulated Patient”
Tarrytown, NY – October 20, 2010 – National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA) is presenting a free webinar for healthcare professionals entitled “Building a Partnership with the Newly Anticoagulated Patient.” This is the first in a Clinical Pearl webinar series developed by NBCA to address current topics in blood clot care with an emphasis on providing strategies to improve patient adherence.
The first webinar focuses on anticoagulation, particularly initiation of treatment. It will first air Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 12:30 PM Eastern Time. Click here to register for the webinar: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/926125960
The webinar is a follow-up to the NBCA online curriculum entitled Stop The Clot®: What Every Healthcare Professional Should Know. To take the online curriculum register by clicking here: /curriculum_reg.htm
The target audience is nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and pharmacists.
Through application of an effective and easy-to-understand “5A” framework for catalyzing patient behavior change, healthcare professionals will learn to counsel a patient through the challenging first days and weeks of anticoagulant therapy. The 5A actions include assess, advise, agree, assist, and arrange.
This webinar series is being developed through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
“Saving lives through educational outreach to healthcare professionals is essential,” says Jack Ansell, MD, Chair of NBCA’s Medical and Scientific Advisory Board. “The aim of the National Blood Clot Alliance is to ensure that patients who present with symptoms of DVT or PE receive optimal care, in terms of diagnosis, the very critical first step, and treatment.”
First Webinar Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 12:30 PM Eastern Time: Click here to register for the webinar:https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/926125960
The webinar will be repeated live on November 17, 2010 at 3:30 PM Eastern Time, and archived on www.stoptheclot.org afterward.
The mission of NBCA is to prevent, diagnose and treat thrombosis and thrombophilia through research, education, support and advocacy.