Pulse: Comparing Warfarin vs Direct-Acting Oral Anticoagulants (DOACs) for Morbidly Obese Patients: A Comprehensive Review

March 6, 2024

New medications and new guidelines are constantly being released. Pharmacists need a mechanism to keep up with these new medications and guidelines.

There is a limited representation of obese patients in prospective randomized controlled trials (RCTs). Additionally, there is a notable absence of guidelines recommending the optimal dosing of anticoagulants in the context of treating individuals with morbid obesity.

Target Audience

Pharmacist

Learning Objectives

• Identify key factors influencing the effectiveness of anticoagulation therapy in morbidly obese patients.
• Discuss the challenges and considerations in tailoring anticoagulation strategies for individuals with morbid obesity.
• List and compare various anticoagulation strategies and dosing options suitable for individuals with morbid obesity.
• Discuss the main findings in the literature regarding the utilization of commonly prescribed anticoagulants in patients with morbid obesity.

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy
    The UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education.
Course opens: 
03/06/2024
Course expires: 
04/06/2024
Event starts: 
03/06/2024 - 12:30pm EST
Event ends: 
03/06/2024 - 1:30pm EST

New medications and new guidelines are constantly being released. Pharmacists need a mechanism to keep up with these new medications and guidelines.

There is a limited representation of obese patients in prospective randomized controlled trials (RCTs). Additionally, there is a notable absence of guidelines recommending the optimal dosing of anticoagulants in the context of treating individuals with morbid obesity.

UPMC Presbyterian
Pittsburgh, PA
United States

Oluwadamilola Sotubo, PharmD

Marsa Esmaeili-Koosej, PharmD

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

 

Pharmacy (CPE)

This knowledge-based activity provides 1.0 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit.

 

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy
    The UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education.
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