Supported by an educational grant from the Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer Alliance.
Venous thromboembolism (VTE), which includes deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE), is a common and serious medical condition associated with significant morbidity, mortality, and cost. To prevent recurrent VTE, long-term anticoagulant therapy is administered beyond the initial few days of anticoagulation. It is critical that the duration of anticoagulation therapy be individualized according to the presence or absence of provoking events and risk factors, risk for recurrence and bleeding, as well as to the individual patient preferences and values. Moreover, even with a fixed duration of therapy (eg, 3–6 months), adherence may be an issue. Adherence issues with different types of oral anticoagulants (OACs) are specific for each patient, so it is imperative that the clinician to engage in shared decision-making with the patient when discussing OAC treatment plans to increase the likelihood of good adherence and positive outcomes. Using a case-based format, this activity will review risk stratification, treatment options, and duration of therapy for patients with a provoked VTE, as well as the importance of addressing adherence even with shorter courses of OAC therapy.
The goal of this activity is to provide both specialists (in vascular medicine and surgery, pulmonology, and hematology), pharmacists, and primary care providers (community-based cardiologists, primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses), and emergency department care providers with the evidence-based knowledge and skills to provide the appropriate OAC and duration of therapy in different settings of provoked VTE and to address patient barriers to adherence to OAC therapy.
CME/CE Credit provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in HealthcarePhysicians
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AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare approves this knowledge‐based activity for 0.5 contact hour (0.05 CEU). UAN: 0077-9999-19-013-H04-P. Initial Release date: June 27, 2019.
Activity is jointly-provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and ASiM CE, LLC.
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Dr Weitz as disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
Consultant - Bayer, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Daiichi-Sankyo, Ionis, Janssen, Merck, Novartis, Pfizer, Portola.
Dr Carrier as disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
Advisory Board/Consultative Meetings - Aspen, Bayer, Bristol-Myers Squibb, LEO Pharma, Pfizer, Sanofi, Servier
Contracted Research - Bayer, Bristol-Myers Squibb, LEO Pharma, Octapharma
Speakers Bureau - Bayer, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bristol-Myers Squibb, LEO Pharma, Pfizer, Sanofi, Servier
Trish Brignoni, Director of Operations, discloses no financial relationships with pharmaceutical or medical product manufacturers.
Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN, Lead Nurse Planner, discloses no financial relationships with pharmaceutical or medical product manufacturers.
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