Anticoagulation Medication Monitoring is comprised of a team of specialized nurses and pharmacists who work with patients on an individual basis to maintain the right dose of warfarin or other anticoagulant medications.
Anticoagulant medications slow down clotting in your blood. These medications are often prescribed to reduce the chance of having a serious health event, such as a heart attack or stroke, for those at high risk of getting clots.
Warfarin (common brand name is Coumadin) is a very helpful and effective drug, but it can be dangerous if you don’t work with a health provider to monitor your INR (International Normalized Ratio) and other clotting factors closely. Taking too little warfarin can lead to blood clots. Taking too much warfarin can lead to bleeding. Your required dose may change based on factors such as your health, diet or other mediations or supplements you are taking.
A referral from your physician to Anticoagulation Medication Monitoring is required. If you are interested in this service, talk with your physician about a referral. This service is offered at many of the Fairview Clinic locations.
The pharmacists and nurses in Anticoagulation Medication Monitoring work with you on an individual basis to maintain the delicate balance of your warfarin dosage. They work closely with your primary care physician, or specialist to help you stay healthy.
Our Anticoagulation Medication Monitoring program exceeds the national guidelines for keeping patients within INR normal value range goals. We are recognized as an Anticoagulation Center of Excellence by the Anticoagulation Forum, a nonprofit that works to improve the quality of care for patients taking antithrombotic medications.
While we do not directly treat your diagnosed condition, if you are prescribed warfarin as part of your therapy, you may benefit from Anticoagulation Medication Management.