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Warfarin (Coumadin): Anticoagulant Medications

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Warfarin (Coumadin): Anticoagulant Medications
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Course Information:
  • Online Training Course
  • Credit Hours: 2
  • Drug Classification
  • Education About Coumadin for Clients
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Warfarin (Coumadin): Anticoagulant Medications Info:

Course Description

Anticoagulant medication, such as warfarin (Coumadin®), is a commonly prescribed drug for our residents. This course provides an in-depth focus on warfarin including the history, drug classification, mechanism of action, indications, contraindications, and side effects. Important considerations for residents who are taking Coumadin will be discussed. Education about Coumadin for clients, families, and staff is explained. Client safety is emphasized throughout the course.

Course Objectives

By the end of this course participants will be able to:

  • 1. Distinguish the difference between the names warfarin and Coumadin®.
  • 2. Briefly explain the history of warfarin development.
  • 3. Discuss how our blood clots and how warfarin’s acts on the clotting of our blood.
  • 4. Name 5 medical conditions for which Coumadin may be prescribed.
  • 5. Describe two tests used to monitor and regulate Coumadin therapy.
  • 6. Name how medications containing salicylates impact prothrombin time.
  • 7. Explain common factors that can increase or decrease prothrombin time.
  • 8. Identify what a caregiver or med tech should never do if a resident is taking Coumadin.
  • 9. Discuss natural alternatives to warfarin.
  • 10. Identify the vitamin and common foods containing this vitamin that may alter the affects Coumadin.
  • 11. List the two most common adverse reactions faced by client’s taking Coumadin.
  • 12. State the most common symptom of Coumadin overdose.
  • 13. Discuss important knowledge for clients, family, and persons caring for individuals on Coumadin.
  • 14. Discuss important knowledge for med techs who pass and record Coumadin to residents.


  • Course Outline

    Hour One and Two
    • 1. Introduction
    • a. What is Coumadin?
    • b. Classification
    • 2. History
    • 3. About anti-coagulants
    • 4. How anti-coagulants work
    • a. Mechanism of action: How Coumadin works
    • 5. Clot forming conditions
    • a. Atrial fibrillation
    • b. Heart valve disease
    • c. Unstable angina
    • d. Embolism
    • e. Deep vein thrombosis
    • f. After surgery
    • 6. Coumadin Therapy
    • a. Initial assessment
    • b. Ongoing assessment
    • c. What increases prothrombin time
    • d. What decreases prothrombin time
    • 7. Coumadin dosage
    • 8. What to do before taking Coumadin
    • 9. What not to do if taking Coumadin
    • a. Vitamin K
    • 10. Alternatives to Coumadin
    • 11. Coumadin and herbal remedies
    • 12. Adverse reaction
    • 13. Education for clients and families
    • 14. Staff Training
    • a. Proper administration/use
    • b. Resident care
    • 15. Conclusion


    Instructor

    Josh Allen, RN

    Josh Allen is a Registered Nurse with over 20 years of experience in senior living. As the Director of InTouch at Home, Josh oversees all aspects of business development, care, services, and operations for the organization. As a part of the SRG Senior Living family of companies, InTouch at Home delivers personalized care and services to clients living in senior living communities as well as private residences across three states.

    Josh also serves on the board of the American Assisted Living Nurses Association, and represents AALNA on the boards of the Center for Excellence in Assisted Living and Coalition of Geriatric Nursing Organizations. Josh has previously served as President and CEO of Care and Compliance Group, a leading training solutions provider.

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