Wessex AHSN have developed a range of resources to help with the detection of AF and the protection of patients through anticoagulation and perfection of treatment.
We held a series of educational sessions for professionals on 'understanding anticoagulation', this included shared decision making and patient-centred discussions. For the clinical content of the sessions please watch the anticoagulation presentation below.
Pharmacists are ideally placed to support patients knowledge and understanding of anticoagulation and possible side-effects, as it is recognised that they do not always absorb and understand key messages when initially prescribed their medication.
All the slide presentations and resources from these sessions are available on this page.
In 2020 we are developing educational videos to support understanding of some of the more complex aspects of anticoagulation and Atrial Fibrillation management that we are learning from our project work in practices.
Also in 2020 we are working with Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to develop an anticoagulation counselling pathway from the hospital and out into community pharmacy and GP practices. The aim is to ensure patients have multiple opportunities to discuss their anticoagulant medication to prevent unforeseen side effects and unplanned re-admissions.