Accreditation The American Medical Directors Association (AMDA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Designation Statement: The American Medical Directors Association designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AMDCP Credit Designation: This session has been approved for a total of 1.5 Clinical credit hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care (CMD).
Session Description: This presentation will combine didactic material with interactive, case based application of information, policies and procedures contained in the 2010 AMDA Antithrombotic Toolkit. The presentation will concentrate on risk assessment for thrombosis and for complications of antithrombotic therapy, tools for shared decision making about the use of warfarin and platelet active medications, and policies and procedures to optimize benefits while managing and reducing adverse effects of antithrombotic medications.
Review the 2010 AMDA Antithrombotic Toolkit.
Encourage evidence-based, shared decision-making strategies with patients and caregivers when prescribing antithrombotic medications.
Review policies, procedures and protocols that can improve safety and adequacy of antithrombotic therapy.
Speakers(s): William D. Smucker, MD, CMD
Disclosure(s): William D. Smucker, MD, CMD has no disclosures to report.
References: 2008 ACCP guides to antithrombotic therapy and multiple references contained in updated and initial AMDA antithrombotic toolkit.