Anticoagulation Patient Education by Pharmacy
[date name="variable_1" default="06/18/2021"] [textarea name="Patient Information" default="Patient Name and DOB"] received printed educational materials including medication therapy information, drug-drug interactions, and food-anticoagulant interaction information, the importance of adherence to therapy, the importance of lab tests and monitoring, and potential adverse drug reactions. I discussed education for the following topics: [textarea name="Name, strength, dose and description of anticoagulant_1" default="Name, strength, dose and description of anticoagulant"] [conditional field="variable_1" [textarea name="Indication for anticoagulation" default="Treatment of DVT"] Expected duration of therapy, [text name="duration" default="three months"] with the clarification that anticoagulation may be extended or changed based on ongoing monitoring with the HRRMC oncology clinic. Potential drug-drug interactions, and instructions to alert other providers that an anticoagulant was started. Over the counter medications to avoid including nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents, salicylates or herbs with anticoagulant or antiplatelet properties including alfalfa, anise, bilberri. Patient and wife understood not to begin taking any new over the counter medications or herbs and supplements without first checking with the oncology team. Current medication list was reviewed on [date name="variable_1" default="06/18/2021"] for potential interactions that may enhance the anticoagulation effect including, inducers of CYP3A4 and P-glycoprotein, Patient [text name="any additional family or friends present" default="significant other"] were educated on signs and symptoms of embolic events and to seek medical care immediately if they had a nose bleed that lasts longer than 10 minutes, have a sudden, severe headache, or cannot move one side of their body, are confused or have trouble speaking, have difficulty breathing or chest pain. Patient was instructed to contact the oncology and hematology clinic, primary care provider or go to the emergency department (in severe cases) if they took too much medication, had uncontrolled bleeding when brushing teeth or blowing their nose, had urine or bowel movements with frank or digested blood present, Patient was instructed on how to safely take their medication including the need to take with or with or without food, where to store medication, and the importance of preventing pets or children from accidently consuming this medication. Patient was given the contact information for the oncology and hematology clinic nurses 719-530-2302 for questions and follow up. All questions were answered including the following questions: [textarea name="variable_1" default="Patient or family questions"] I enjoyed the opportunity to provide education about anticoagulants, and will be available for follow up if needed.
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