Challenging Topics in Anticoagulation

In this application-based continuing pharmacy education activity Michael Smith, PharmD, CACP discusses challenging topics in anticoagulation.

Target Audience:

Pharmacists who are interested in the management of patients on anticoagulation therapy and/or who are interested in starting pharmacy services for patients on anticoagulation therapy

This activity is not accredited for technicians

Learning objectives:

At the conclusion of the activity, pharmacists will be able to:

  • Discuss managing techniques for challenging patient types including alcoholism, pregnancy, and patients with Antiphospholipid Antibodies Syndrome
  • Describe the discrepancy between POC testing and laboratory measurement of INR
  • Discuss the evidence for 12 week follow up visits and how to determine which patients are appropriate
  • Evaluate anticoagulation therapy for selected challenging cases

Activity Faculty:

Michael Smith, PharmD, BCPS, CACP
Eastern Region Clinical Manager, Pharmacy
Hartford Healthcare
William W. Backus Hospital
Norwich, CT

Faculty Disclosure:

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) Criteria for Quality and Interpretive Guidelines, The University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy requires that faculty disclose any relationship that the faculty may have with commercial entities whose products or services may be mentioned in the activity.

Michael Smith, PharmD, CACP has no actual or potential conflicts of interest associated with this presentation.

Program Fees:

Click on the registration link to register for this activity. The cost is $15.00, if purchased individually.  If bundled pricing is used it will be 13 activities (12 hours CE) for $120.00. See registration site for details.

Grant Funding:

This activity has no grant funding.


ACPE logoThe University of Connecticut, School of Pharmacy, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. 1.0 contact hour (0.1 CEU) will be awarded to pharmacists who view the presentation, pass the learning assessment with a grade of 70% or better and complete an evaluation. (ACPE #0009-0000-19-030-H01-P) Credits will  be electronically submitted to CPE Monitor within 72 hours of completing the activity.

Initial release date: June 1, 2019
Planned expiration date: May 31, 2022

The material presented here does not necessarily reflect the views of The University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy or its co-sponsor affiliates. These materials may discuss uses and dosages for therapeutic products, processes, procedures and inferred diagnoses that have not been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration. A qualified health care professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product discussed. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information and data before treating patients or employing any therapies described in this continuing education activity.