Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation Patients: Risk Stratification, Treatment, and Follow-Up in the Emergency Department

Boston , MA US
October 28, 2015

Emergency physicians, hospitalists, and other clinicians face the everyday challenge of providing individualized, safe, and effective care for patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). A greater understanding of this disorder is critical to maximizing patient outcomes. Important areas of knowledge to update include:

• Most recent evidence-based treatment guidelines to identify stroke risk and appropriate prophylaxis regimens for AF patients
• Benefit versus risk profiles of current oral anticoagulant therapies in order to individualize treatment regimens for AF patients
• Current and emerging reversal agents for oral anticoagulants
• Implementation of practice protocols for follow-up care and education to optimally manage stroke prevention in AF patients
  with access to up-to-date information, specialists will be better able to care for these individuals and successfully address the challenges encountered in daily clinical practice.

Learning Objectives

Upon completing this activity, the learner will be able to:

  • Identify a patient’s stroke risk and the appropriate treatment regimen for stroke prevention in AF patients based on the 2014 AHA/ACC/HRS updated evidence-based guidelines
  • Optimize stroke prevention treatment in AF patients based on the safety and efficacy of novel oral anticoagulant therapies, and on individual patient profiles
  • Recognize the need for emerging reversal agents specific to novel oral anticoagulants in the ED
  • Develop and APPLY follow-up care protocols for AF patients prescribed novel oral anticoagulants for stroke prevention in the ED
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 JA Credit
Registration Opens: 
10/09/2015
Registration Expires: 
10/27/2017
Activity Starts: 
10/28/2015 - 6:00am
Activity Ends: 
10/28/2015 - 8:00am
Cost:
$0.00
Westin Copley Hotel
10 Huntington Ave
Staffordshire Ballroom
Boston , MA 02116
United States

Available Credit

  • 1.50 JA Credit

Accreditation Period

Registration Opens: 
10/09/2015
Registration Expires: 
10/27/2017

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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