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Table 7 Factors facilitating optimal management of thromboprophylaxis

From: Education and practice gaps on atrial fibrillation and anticoagulation: a survey of cardiovascular nurses

• Case Management • Good GP/GP support • Ease of access to INR checking • Education • Counselling assessment • Discharge planning • Follow up • Family support & involvement • A HAS-BLED and CHADS2 Score • Open discussion and understanding of thromboprophylaxis • Good understanding of risks and benefits • Pharmacy education • Regular adherence and INR monitoring • Multi-disciplinary care • Good communication (including listening, interpreters, written info) • Warfarin booklets (written information) • Self-management & community support • Careful assessment, reassessment of factors if change • Monitoring of adherence • Ensuring type of lifestyle and therapy is matched with patients capacity to self-manage • Nurse-led anticoagulation clinics