Emergent Reversal of Oral Anticoagulation: Review of Current Treatment Strategies

Author(s): Andrew Straznitskas, PharmD, BCPS, Melissa Giarratano, PharmD, BCPS

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP A 1.00

Pharmacology Hours 1.00

Expires Jan 01, 2018

Topics: Hematology/Oncology, Pharmacology

Population: Adult

Role: APRN, Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Anticoagulation is a key component in the management of many critically ill patients. Common indications for anticoagulation in critical care include deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) treatment, thromboembolism prophylaxis following orthopedic surgery, stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation, and hypercoagulable conditions.


  • Describe adverse effects of oral anticoagulation therapy.
  • Discuss anticoagulation reversal.
  • Prioritize care for patients who are bleeding.

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