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Anticoagulation Therapy Services work at The Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to be presented at National Conference

Hayley Flavell, Anticoagulant and Thrombosis, Consultant Nurse, The Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will be presenting on ‘Educating frontline staff in the management of patients on the new oral anticoagulants’ at the Improving Anticoagulation Therapy Services Conference on Wednesday 7 October 2015 at Colmore Gate Conference Centre, Birmingham

Hayley Flavell will share her experiences and knowledge of Educating frontline staff in the management of patients on the new oral anticoagulants and will discuss developing triggers to ensure staff are aware when a patient presents on the new oral anticoagulants, training and educating frontline staff and developing protocols to support the identification and management of those on new agents and their indications.

This CPD Certified conference will provide a practical guide to improving anticoagulation therapy services with a focus on improving quality, patient safety and including updates and case studies on ensuring safety and quality for patients on new oral anticoagulants. The conference will open focusing on the patient and on self monitoring and empowering patients following the September 2014 recommendation from NICE on self monitoring.

The conference will continue with an update on monitoring adherence to the revised AF guidelines, and more recently the Atrial fibrillation: treatment and management Quality Standard which was published on the 9th July 2015 by NICE. NICE has recommended that anticoagulants should be offered instead of aspirin for stroke prevention. NICE stated that offering patients anticoagulants could help prevent thousands of strokes and premature deaths from atrial fibrillation (AF), according to NICE. Around 800,000 people in England are known to be at risk of stroke from AF. Of these, half are taking anticoagulants, and a third are currently taking aspirin. However, two-thirds of people admitted to a hospital with a stroke caused by AF are not taking recommended anticoagulants. NICE estimates that with effective detection and protection with anticoagulant drugs, 7,000 strokes and 2,000 premature deaths could be avoided each year. The session will look out how you can improve effective detection and management of these patients in your service.

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13 August 2015

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