Options for anticoagulation have been expanding steadily over the past few decades, providing a greater number of agents for prevention and management of thromboembolic disease. In addition to heparins and vitamin K antagonists, anticoagulants that directly target the enzymatic activity of thrombin and factor Xa have been developed. Appropriate use of these agents requires knowledge of their individual characteristics, risks, and benefits.
In this recording, we highlight with clinical case studies and pharmacodynamic data the practical aspects of the use of direct thrombin inhibitors (oral and parenteral) and oral direct factor Xa inhibitors, along with other anticoagulants in development (medications which target the active form of factor XI and monoclonal antibody Blocking factor XI).
Indications and efficacy of anticoagulants in specific clinical settings and under clinical conditions are presented. Moreover, management of bleeding and perioperative management of patients receiving direct thrombin inhibitors and direct factor Xa inhibitors will also be discussed.
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Paul Langlois, APN, PhD, CCRN, CCNS, is a critical care clinical specialist in the surgical, medical, neurologic, burn, CCU and trauma ICUs of Cook County Hospital, Chicago. Drawing on over 40 years of experience assessing and managing patients with life-threatening diseases, Dr. Langlois provides advanced-level training to nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, respiratory therapists and physicians.
Dr. Langlois is committed to providing the highest quality of care to patients through advanced education. His presentations are evidence-based, timely and provide participants with numerous case studies to facilitate critical thinking. As a bedside clinical nurse specialist, he has developed several institution-wide protocols for the multidisciplinary assessment and management of the infectious disease and multi-system organ failure patient.
His presentations are enthusiastically delivered and offer highly practical tips that help make the most challenging concepts easy to understand. Linking knowledge to clinical practice is the goal of every education program.
Financial: Dr. Paul Langlois has employment relationships with Cook County Hospital and Emergency Care Consultants. He receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Paul Langlois is a member of the American Nurses Association, the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, and the Society of Critical Care Medicine.
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