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University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy

Laboratory Monitoring Anticoagulation

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Overview / Abstract:

In this knowledge-based continuing pharmacy education activity Dr Michael Smith, RPh, PharmD, CACP discusses the various laboratory tests for monitoring anticoagulation therapy.

Target Audience:
Pharmacists who are interested in the management of patients on anticoagulation therapy and/or who are interested in starting pharmacy services for patients on anticoagulation therapy

This activity is not accredited for technicians

Learning objectives:
At the conclusion of the activity, pharmacists will be able to:

1. Explain the role of common laboratory tests used in monitoring of anticoagulation therapy
2. Identify an alternative to INR monitoring for warfarin therapy
3. Identify the clinical situations requiring Activated whole blood Clotting Time (ACT) and Anti-factor Xa activity monitoring for the unfractionated heparin
4. Discuss the technical differences between point of care testing and laboratory testing and the influence on patient care


May 15, 2019


Pharmacy CPE


Online, Seminar



Credits / Hours




Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Michael Smith, RPh, PharmD, BCPS, CACP
East Region Clinical Manager, Pharmacy
Hartford Healthcare
William W Backus Hospital
Norwich, CT

Activity Specialities / Related Topics

Anticoagulation / Thrombosis

Sponsors / Supporters / Grant Providers

This activity has been supported by an educational grant from CSL Behring

Keywords / Search Terms

University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy University of Connecticut, Anticoagulation

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