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Patient and Family Education

Disease Specific Patient Education

 Atrial Fibrillation
Animation from the AHA
 Blood Clots in Children Resources from the NBCA
Resource page on National Blood Clot Alliance site, including info on diagnosis, treatment & 12 page March 2014 patient brochure
 DVT Patient Education
Discussion of DVT & links to info on thrombophilia & pregnancy, atrial fib, stroke, peri-op management, neonates & children requiring AC
 Heart Valve Replacement Patient Tutorial, 2012
Medline Plus tutorials and text summary for Heart Valve Replacement
 Patient Compliance - ranking of smart phone apps for compliance, article JAPhA, March 2013
160 adherence apps identified and ranked and most prevalent for the Android OS. Adherence apps with advanced functionality were more prevalent on the Apple iPhone OS. Among all apps, MyMedSchedule, MyMeds, and RxmindMe rated the highest because of basic medication reminder features & enhanced levels of functionality.
 Patient Education videos on Pradaxa, Xarelto and Eliquis, March 2014    NEW
March 2014;4 minute videos for each drugs and indications on how, when and why to take these anticoagulants. Produced by Dr. Van Hellerslia of Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington, PA; www.abingtonhealth.org
 Patient Guide for Preventing Bloodclots
AHRQ booklet containing causes, symptoms, prevention & treatment of clots & side effects of AC
 Patient guide to prevention, treatment & risk factors for VTE
7 minute video from University of Michigan providing patient education around VTEs
 Pediatric Blood Clot Brochure for families from NBCA; Neil A. Goldenberg, MD, PhD    NEW
Brochure outlining pediatric issues pertaining to Blood Clots; definitions, signs & symptoms, diagnosis, treatment; March 2014
 Sign Language Video about Atrial Fibrillation
Sign language video that describes atrial fibrillation, signs & symptoms, diagnosis & treatment, care & prevention; includes written text
 Sign Language Video about Deep Vein Thrombosis
Sign language video explaining what deep vein thromosis is, diagnosis, symptoms, care and prevention; includes written text
 Sinus and Cerebral Vein Thrombosis Patient Information
9 page patient information on Sinus & Cerebral Vein Thrombosis from Clot Connect, 2011
 Stroke Risk Scorecard - National Stroke Association, 2011

Heparin/Low-Molecular-Weight Heparin Patient Education Materials

 Bridging Dose Instructions For Patients
Sample Coumadin (Warfarin) and Lovenox or Fragmin Instruction log for procedure prep
 Heparin Patient Education
2009 from The University of Wisconsin Hospital, 2 page summary for Heparin (Unfractionated and Low Molecular Weight)
 Injectable Medications Patient Education
5 page patient instruction;administration of injectable heparin, 2011

Patient Education Policies and Procedures

 Anticoagulation Knowledge Assessment Paper
20 page paper evaluating use of a written knowledge ssessment instrument for validation of patient learning during warfarin therapy
 Patient Education for New Anticoagulants
AC Forum Feb,2012 1 hour Lunch & Learn webinar focusing on Dabigatran & Rivaroxaban, includes administration, complications, bridging and patient education
 Patient Information Readability Tool to Assess Patient Education
 Sample Patient Contract
 Tools for Patient Education Literacy

Target-Specific Oral Anticoagulant Patient Education Materials (New Agents)

 2014 Patient Toolkit by the Michigan Anticoagulation Quality Improvement Initiative (MAQI2)    NEW
42 page patient brochure explaining all aspects of anticoagulation and management for warfarin therapy and new agents; 2/2014
 Dabigatran Patient Education Material
 European Oral Anticoagulation Patient Information Card
 Link to Clot Connect Patient Education Resources for Pradaxa
 Patient & Family Instructions for Apixaban (Eliquis)
 Patient & Family Instructions for Rivaroxaban (Xarelto)
 Patient Education on Rivaroxaban
 Patient Education videos on Pradaxa, Xarelto and Eliquis, March 2014    NEW
March 2014;4 minute videos for each drugs and indications on how, when and why to take these anticoagulants. Produced by Dr. Van Hellerslia of Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington, PA; www.abingtonhealth.org
 Patient Information Edoxaban, 2015    NEW
Basic overview of edoxaban, includes uses, precautions, side effects and administration from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
 Patient Information on Apixaban, 2014    NEW
MedlinePlus overview of Apixaban for patient education; 6/2014
 Patient Information on Dabigatran, 2014
Medline plus overview of Dabigatran, 2014

Warfarin Patient Education Materials

 2014 Patient Toolkit by the Michigan Anticoagulation Quality Improvement Initiative (MAQI2)    NEW
42 page patient brochure explaining all aspects of anticoagulation and management for warfarin therapy and new agents; 2/2014
 AHRQ Blood Thinner Brochure
 AHRQ Blood Thinner Brochure Spanish
 AHRQ Patient Information Video
 AHRQ Patient Information Video Spanish
 Important Drug & Food Information for Coumadin Patients
 Key Elements in Warfarin Patient Education
 Links to Multi Language Patient Education (Arabic, ASL, Bosnian, Chinese, French, Hindi, Japanese, Russian, Somali, Spanish)
 New Patient Powerpoint (Education Class)
 Patient Guide for Those on Warfarin
 Patient Self-Testing Overview, Patient Info Guide (Clot Connect 2013)
7 page document from Clot Connect, 2013 explaining merits of home testing, current devices and considerations for choosing this testing method.
 Patient Video "Living with Warfarin"
16 minute educational video from Johns Hopkins, includes patient interviews and discussion of compliance and monitoring while on warfarin including travel, diet, illness as they impact INR & dosing
 Self Testing; Home Machine Patient Education Material    NEW
10 page brochure from Brigham & Women's Hospital, explaining all aspects of home testing including patient quiz and agreement
 USDA Vitamin K Nutrient Content in Foods
 Warfarin ID Wallet Card
 Warfarin ID Wallet Card - Chinese
 Warfarin ID Wallet Card - Haitian
 Warfarin ID Wallet Card - Portuguese
 Warfarin ID Wallet Card - Russian
 Warfarin ID Wallet Card - Spanish
 Warfarin ID Wallet Card - Vietnamese
 Warfarin Patient Guide
 Warfarin Patient Guide - Chinese
 Warfarin Patient Guide - Haitian
 Warfarin Patient Guide - Portuguese
 Warfarin Patient Guide - Russian
 Warfarin Patient Guide - Spanish
 Warfarin Patient Guide - Vietnamese
 Warfarin Tutorial An Introduction
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