David Patterson presents Quality & Safety Indicators in Anticoagulation Therapy
David opened his presentation by saying “Stroke prevention services: we don't anticoagulate for fun”
Atrial Fibrillation is the main reason why people go onto anticoagulants and strokes are avoidable with preventative treatment.
Atrial Fibrillation, Anticoagulation and Heart Failure - the overlap between these is huge and the basic information needs are identical.
David went on to say that obesity is an increasing problem and that we've known it's coming but but very little has been done about it for last 15 years.
David said that the NICE guideline 'Personalised package of care and information' is a very important statement with the patient being at the centre of our thinking.
“Atrial Fibrillation is a major preventable cause of stroke. GRASP show that only 66% of high risk patients are managed using oral Anticoagulation”
David concluded by saying that raising awareness and identifying patients with Atrial Fibrillation gives opportunities for screening and this can be done by GP visits, flu vaccinations, pharmacy visits, supermarket visits, eye appointments and pub visits.
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Events of interest:
Nurse Clinics 2014
Advancing IV Therapy
Download: David Patterson Presentation14 October 2014