Data from The British Medical Journal - Curated by Marshall Pearce - Last updated 25 April 2017

Accrediting Body

Union of European Medical Specialists (via European Accreditation Council for CME)

Expected length

60 minutes


1 credit


Payment required (90)

After completing this module you should:

  • Understand the importance of anticoagulation in reducing morbidity and mortality in people with atrial fibrillation and venous thromboembolism
  • Understand the indications and contraindications of different oral anticoagulant drugs, including the newer oral anticoagulants
  • Be familiar with the starting doses of oral anticoagulant drugs and how to monitor these
  • Know how to reverse the effects of anticoagulant drugs
  • Appreciate the importance of giving patients adequate information about their proposed therapy and know what issues to cover.

Category Value
Expiry date 08-Aug-18
Credit type Credit
Registration with provider required Yes
Certificate available Yes
Author(s) David Fitzmaurice and Ellen Murray
Multi session No
Intended audience(s) General Practitioner, Specialist, Medical Student

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