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Principles and nursing management of anticoagulation

Nursing Standard

evidence & practice

Anticoagulant drugs are widely used in hospital and community settings. Anticoagulation is the first-line treatment for venous thromboembolism, and anticoagulant...

Use of dabigatran to prevent stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation

06 March 2013

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Atrial Fibrillation (AF) is a major risk factor for ischaemic stroke. Anticoagulant therapy, such as warfarin, is prescribed to prevent stroke in patients with AF....

Safe practice for patients receiving anticoagulant therapy

26 January 2010

Nursing Standard

Learning zone vascular disorders

Venous thrombolembolism, although largely preventable, continues to be a major cause of death in hospitalised patients. The anticoagulant drugs used to prevent and...

Safe practice for patients receiving anticoagulant therapy

20 January 2010

Nursing Standard

CPD

Venous thrombolembolism, although largely preventable, continues to be a major cause of death in hospitalised patients. The anticoagulant drugs used to prevent and...

Diagnosis and management of patients with atrial fibrillation

26 April 2018

Nursing Standard

Atrial fibrillation is a common cardiac arrhythmia and is the most frequent arrhythmia experienced by older people. It is caused by chaotic electrical activity in...

Non-medical prescribing: a reflective case study on prescribing anticoagulation for deep vein thrombosis

20 March 2019

Emergency Nurse

evidence and practice

Prescribing is a high-risk, complex skill. There are more than 50,000 nurse prescribers in the UK, and it is important that they undertake regular reflection on...