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 Anticoagulants: The Rapidly Changing Landscape

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Type: Internet
Date(s): 07/22/19
Times: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM ET
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM CT
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM MT
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM PT
Facility: RxSchool E-Classroom
Contact(s): RxSchool
Fee: $30.00

Course Category: This activity has been designated as Knowledge-Based

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ACPE Live Credit
 Live CE Information

Course Overview
This webinar will start with a brief review of hemostasis, the advantages and disadvantages of the current standard anticoagulants and a list of features that would make for the "ideal" anticoagulant. The discussion will then turn to examining the basic and clinical pharmacology of the new oral anticoagulants (dabigatran, rivaroxaban and apixaban) including a look at their safety, efficacy and potential benefits/pitfalls compared to each other and warfarin (or LMWH). The final section will review and update antiplatelet drugs including the new reversible ADP-receptor blocker, ticagrelor.
Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this continuing education lesson, the pharmacist will be able to:

  • Review the basic principles of hemostasis.
  • Describe the basic and clinical pharmacology of the new oral Factor Xa inhibitors; rivaroxaban and apixaban. 
  • Discuss the basic and clinical pharmacology of the new oral direct thrombin inhibitor dabigatran. 
  • Compare and contrast the new oral anticoagulants with respect to each other and to warfarin.
  • Explain the differences between the irreversible platelet ADP receptor blockers and the new competitive inhibitor ticagrelor. 
At the conclusion of this continuing education lesson, the pharmacy technician will be able to:

  • Review the basic principles of hemostasis.
  • List two new anticoagulants that are Factor Xa inhibitors. 
  • Name the newer anticoagulant that is a direct thrombin inhibitor. 
  • Recognize the differences between the new anticoagulants and warfarin with respect to medication adherence, blood monitoring, and potential antidotes.   
Target Audience
Pharmacy Technicians
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Remember each person must register individually before the event.  Once registered, please email and provide us with the names of the persons who will be sharing a computer for our ACPE records.

Alan P. Agins, PhD 
Alan Agins received a Masters in Pharmacology & Toxicology and a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Rhode Island. He has held faculty appointments at Brown University Medical School, Northeastern University School of Pharmacy and University of Virginia School of Nursing. During his tenure at Brown, Dr Agins was the recipient of the Dean's Teaching Excellence Award for five consecutive years. As founder and president of PRN Associates, Dr. Agins has lectured nationally on all topics of pharmacology to more than 90,000 advanced practice clinicians and allied healthcare professionals over the past 24 years. In addition to his early research-related publications at Brown, he has authored 2 book and co-authored one book. Alan began speaking for RxSchool in the Spring of 2007.
Faculty Disclosure:
RxSchool has a Full and Fair Disclosure Policy that requires course faculty to communicate any real or apparent commercial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials.  There is no commercial support being used for this course. Participants are advised that the accredited status of RxSchool does not imply endorsement by the provider or ACPE of any products/therapeutics mentioned in this course. The information in the course is for educational purposes only.   

Alan P. Agins has no conflicts of interest to disclose.

You must attend the entire webinar, participate in the interactive polling questions, and complete a post course evaluation in order to earn your CE credit.


 Courses Offered
 Anticoagulants: The Rapidly Changing Landscape
Alan P. Agins, Pharmacologist, PhD

Course Accreditation Information:

  System Requirements for E-Classroom
This is a live presentation delivered over the internet. In order to see and hear the program properly, you must have the following:

  1. Broadband internet connection, such as T1, Cable, or high-speed DSL.
  2. Before enrolling in this program, please test your internet connection here. It is important that you take this test on the same computer and network you will be using the day of the live presentation.
  3. One of the following internet browsers: Internet Explorer 7.0 or higher; Mozilla Firefox 3.0 or higher; Safari 1.1 or higher; Google Chrome
  4. Computer speakers or headphones connected to your computer.
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