“Direct Oral Anticoagulants in Liver Disease: Stirring the Clotroversy”
HealthTrust presents…“Direct Oral Anticoagulants in Liver Disease: Stirring the Clotroversy”
**Due to technical issues with WebEx, this session was rescheduled to Friday, March 15. We apologize for any inconvenience.**
Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) are first line therapy for most thromboembolic disease states including nonvalvular atrial fibrillation and venous thromboembolism. However, patients with liver disease and cirrhosis were excluded from all pivotal randomized controlled trials assessing the efficacy and safety of DOACs. Their efficacy and safety remain largely unknown in this patient population. Future trials are needed to further define the efficacy, safety and possible dose adjustments of DOACs in patients with advanced liver disease (especially in those with Child-Pugh class C). The presenter will provide an overview of current literature for the use of DOACs in advanced liver disease. Specifically, for which subsets of populations that the data is the strongest.
Learning Objectives for Pharmacists & Nurses | At the end of this session, participants should be able to:
- Recall the pathophysiology of chronic liver disease and its relationship to both elevated risk of thromboembolic events and bleeding.
- Identify the pharmacokinetics of key direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) and their relation to the effects of chronic liver disease.
- Recognize which subgroups of patients with chronic liver disease have data for the safe and efficacious use of direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) in thromboembolic conditions.
Gregory Taylor, PharmD | PGY-2 Pharmacy Resident | Princeton Baptist Medical Center
Target Audience: Pharmacists & Nurses
CE Credit: Approved for Pharmacists & Nurses
This program is approved for CPEs by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). Attendees of this program may earn 1.0 CPE Contact Hours. Belmont University College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The Universal Activity Number for this activity is 0863-9999-24-004-L01-P. The activity is approved for 1 hour (.1 CEUs) of continuing education credit for pharmacists and nurses who attend the webinar and complete the online evaluation. Pfiedler Education is a division of AORN, provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP13019, for 1 contact hour. 1.0 contact hours approved for Nurses.
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