Atrial Fibrillation and Screening Diagnostic Applications in ECG for Stroke Prevention - One day course

Posted by LumiraDx Care Solutions in Events
On 8 January 2020

National Centre for Anticoagulation Training

National Centre for Anticoagulation Training

Warwick Medical School is again delighted to be running its suite of anticoagulation courses designed for those working with patients receiving anticoagulants. The programmes provide practical and clinically-focused training based on current guidelines and existing research evidence to help increase understanding and confidence for those working in this area.

Professor David Fitzmaurice, who is the academic lead for anticoagulation at Warwick, is highly revered for his expertise and the popular National Centre for Anticoagulation Training. All courses are taught at the University of Warwick.


Our courses:

Anticoagulation Management Theory and Practice

This multidisciplinary course aims to enable autonomous practice in dealing with fundamental and more complex problems within oral anticoagulation management. Delegates will explore the theory underpinning anticoagulation management as well as the pharmacology of vitamin K antagonists, DOACS and the side effects, antidotes, interactions and dosing. The course is available to take as either a professional development module or as a full Postgraduate Award (PGA). To successfully complete this course and receive your certificate of attendance you must pass a multiple-choice questionnaire. For the PGA, more assessments are required. Topics covered will include:
• How warfarin works and the INR
• Anticoagulation guidelines
• Anticoagulation point of care testing and CDSS
• Quality control
• Management of AF and VTE
• Management of DOACS

Duration: Three days
Dates: 3-5 March 2020, 7-9 July 2020
Fees: £1,500

Atrial Fibrillation Management and Stroke Prevention

New for this academic year, the National Centre for Anticoagulation Training, led by professor Fitzmaurice and leading primary care experts, is holding a four-day course exploring atrial fibrillation management and stroke prevention. This course will enable students to develop both theory and practical skills needed to assess and manage atrial fibrillation and to calculate stroke risk and direct prevention. It will allow healthcare professionals to develop a detailed knowledge of the condition in order to further improve patient care.

Duration: Four days
Date: 4-7 May 2020
Fees: £1,500

Introduction to Anticoagulation

This one day overview gives delegates the opportunity to explore the principles of anticoagulation therapy while gaining practical knowledge such as professional guidelines for oral anticoagulation, audit procedures and protocol development. This course offers an overview of all subjects covered in detail on the Anticoagulation Management Theory and Practice course.
Topics covered will include:
• Oral anticoagulation; how does it work and the INR
• Anticoagulation and atrial fibrillation
• Anticoagulation and VTE
• POC and CDSS workshops
• Audit and protocol development

Duration: One day
Dates: 12 February 2020, 3 June 2020
Fees: £175

Oral Anticoagulation Management for HCAs and Assistant Practitioners

This course is specifically designed for health care assistants and assistant practitioners and provides a basic overview of the principles of anticoagulation therapy, including indications for its use, side effects and interactions. The main emphasis of the course is the management of point of care (POC) devices, including blood testing technique and quality control for oral anticoagulation.

Topics covered will include:
•An overview of how warfarin works, BSH guidelines and audit and protocol development

Duration: One day
Dates: 19 February 2020
Fees: £175

Management of DVT and PE within Primary Care

This one day course is an opportunity to gain knowledge of the diagnosis and management of DVT and pulmonary embolism. Delegates will explore major developments around VTE prevention for patients admitted to hospital and why it is relevant for those working in primary care.

Duration: One day
Date: 15 January 2020
Fees: £175

Dermatology Update Day

This one day course covers the essential information to enable GPs, GP trainees and dermatology nurse practitioners to update their knowledge and management of dermatological conditions they typically encounter in primary care.
Topics covered will include:
•Contact dermatitis and patch testing
•Male genital dermatology
•Food intolerances
•Skin infections
•Common dermatological presentations
•Melanoma and pre-malignant skin conditions

Duration: One day
Date: 21 May 2020
Fees: £135

Oral Anticoagulation Update Day

This annual, one day course is designed for those who have completed the Anticoagulation Management Practice and Theory course and those already involved in anticoagulation management. It offers an informal environment for participants to hear updates on anticoagulation practice, whether this is linked to NICE guidelines or the latest research. Attendees also have the opportunity to discuss clinical experiences with our experts and network with other healthcare professionals.

Duration: One day
Date: 31 March 2020
Fees: £175


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Posted by LumiraDx Care Solutions

LumiraDx Care Solutions is the home of INRstar, the UK’s market-leading anticoagulation clinical decision support software (CDSS) and engage, the patient app, which offers a range of self-care programmes for long-term conditions. engage was ‘Highly Commended’ in the Best Healthcare App category of the Building Better Healthcare Awards, November 2017.

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