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Early Detection of AF materials (joint AFA/iPACT) - English speaking countries
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Early Detection of AF materials (joint AFA/iPACT) - Chinese speaking countries
(Found: 6)





Early Detection of AF materials (joint AFA/iPACT) - Czech speaking countries
(Found: 4)





Early Detection of AF materials (joint AFA/iPACT) - French speaking countries
(Found: 4)





Early Detection of AF materials (joint AFA/iPACT) - German speaking countries
(Found: 4)





Early Detection of AF materials (joint AFA/iPACT) - Hungarian speaking countries
(Found: 5)





Early Detection of AF materials (joint AFA/iPACT) - Dutch speaking countries
(Found: 3)





Early Detection of AF materials (joint AFA/iPACT) - Portugese speaking countries
(Found: 5)





Early Detection of AF materials (joint AFA/iPACT) - Arabic speaking countries
(Found: 2)





Early Detection of AF materials (joint AFA/iPACT) - Spanish speaking countries
(Found: 11)





Scientific publications
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Pharmacists’ confidence when providing pharmaceutical care on anticoagulants, a multinational survey

Guidelines on the management of orally anticoagulated patients are continuously evolving, leading to an increased need for pharmacists to be fully integrated in care provision. Objective To identify self-reported gaps in confidence among practicing pharmacists in the area of anticoagulation.

Pharmacists in different work settings in different countries. Method Cross-sectional international survey from October 2015 till November 2016 among pharmacists working in different settings to assess their level of confidence when delivering anticoagulants as well as to identify possible educational needs regarding this medication class. Validation of the survey was ensured.

Responses from 4212 pharmacists originating from 18 countries were obtained. Pharmacists’ level of confidence was significantly higher (p < 0.001) when advising patients on vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) versus non-vitamin K antagonists (NOACs). In general, hospital pharmacists displayed higher confidence levels compared to community pharmacists when advising patients on anticoagulation (p < 0.001). Two distinct patterns of confidence levels emerged relating to basic and advanced pharmaceutical care. Confidence levels when providing advanced pharmaceutical care were significantly higher for Oceania and lower for South America (p < 0.005).

Pharmacists felt more confident in supporting patients receiving VKAs compared to the more recently introduced NOACs. With the increasing use of NOACs and the risks pertaining to anticoagulation therapy, it is essential to invest in education for pharmacists to address their knowledge gaps enabling them to confidently support patients receiving oral anticoagulants.

Author: John Papastergiou, Nadir Kheir, katerina.ladova, Silas Rydant, Fabio de Rango, Sotiris Antoniou, Reka Viola, Lola Murillo, Stephane Steurbaut, Filipa Alves da Costa

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Presentations
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Workshop 'adequate pharmaceutical care in oral anticoagulation'

Workshop 'adequate pharmaceutical care in oral anticoagulation

A 2h workshop was developed by iPACT for ESCPand had over 40 participants. The workshop had a precourse (e-learning) and the workshop itself, The focus was to discuss the big challenges with oral anticoagulation (correct dosing, adherence) through real cases.

Author: Stephane Steurbaut, Bart van den Bemt, Silas Rydant

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Practical tools
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Infographic on the NOAC

Around 12,500 strokes are caused by atrial fibrillation (AF) in the UK each year, and 7,100 of these are preventable with appropriate anticoagulation. Four new oral anticoagulants (NOACs) are now available in the UK in addition to warfarin.

In this link you'll find a handy oversight of the most relevant topics when using NOAC.

Author: The Pharmaceutical Journal

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Posters
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Are Confidence Levels of Hospital Pharmacists Different from Other Pharmacists in the Management of Anticoagulation Therapy Preliminary Results from a Multinational Pharmacists Needs Assessment Survey.

The purpose of this needs assessment survey is to identify self-reported gaps in competences and confidence among practicing pharmacists in the area of anticoagulation; to identify variances in confidence levels between community and hospital pharmacists; and to examine areas of anticoagulation with varying needs.

These results highlight the apparent lack of confidence by both community and hospital pharmacists when discussing anticoagulation, particularly DOACs. Future continuing education programs should be developed on electronic platforms focusing on practical clinical themes that apply across all settings.

Author: John Papastergiou, Fabio de Rango, Silas Rydant, Stephane Steurbaut, Sotiris Antoniou, Filipa Costa, Bart van den Bemt, Nadir Kheir
Tags: EAHP 2017

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Canadian pharmacists needs assessment in the management of anticoagulation therapy.

Author: John Papastergiou, Fabio de Rango, Sotiris Antoniou, Stephane Steurbaut, Filipa Alves da Costa, Silas Rydant, Bart van den Bemt, Xiang Wang, Nadir Kheir
Tags: FIP 2016

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Pharmaceutical Counselling on Anticoagulation – Identifying Needs of German Community Pharmacies

The role of the community pharmacist has been evolving from product-focused to patientoriented. In this context, pharmaceutical counselling becomes especially important to ensure safe and effective use of drugs. This survey is the German arm of an international survey conducted by the international pharmaceutical anticoagulation care task force (iPACT).

The objective is to identify the educational needs of German community pharmacies assessed by reported self-confidence when advising patients on anticoagulants.

Author: Anna Laven, Fabio de Rango, Silas Rydant, Filipa Costa, Sotiris Antoniou
Tags: PCNE 2017

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Abstracts
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Awareness campaign on Atrial Fibrillation in Portuguese community pharmacies. Preliminary results

In Portugal, Atrial Fibrillation (AF) has a rate of under-detection of, approximately, 36.0% and one in three strokes is due to AF. Community pharmacies are the most easily accessible health care resource for citizens, and constitute therefore the ideal venue to search for people with possible cardiac abnormalities, such as AF.

The purpose is to raise awareness of AF by conducting a screening campaign aiming to search for people with signs and/or symptoms suggestive of AF in the general population; and to pulse take all patients agreeing to participate.

Author: Filipa Alves da Costa, Sotiris Antoniou, Trudie Loban, João Pedro Aguiar
Tags: PCNE 2017

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Benefits of active involvement of community pharmacists in ‘Know your pulse awareness’ campaign.

Atrial fibrillation is the most common cardiac arrhythmia globally, responsible for one third of strokes, and often resulting in death or incapacity. This condition, frequently asymptomatic, is estimated to be up to 50% undiagnosed. Reducing this risk with appropriate detection and management strategies offers substantial economic and patient benefits. The International Pharmacist for Anticoagulation Care Taskforce- [iPACT] created a partnership with the Atrial Fibrillation Association (AFA) to test a model whereby pharmacists are actively involved in opportunistic screening for AF initially in all ages as a proof of concept.

Author: Contact person: Sotiris Antoniou and Filipa Alves da Costa, John Papastergiou, Fabio de Rango, Salvador Tous, Nadya Hamedi, Helen Williams, Dale Griffiths, Trudie Loban, Lola Murillo
Tags: ESC 2017

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Canadian pharmacists needs assessment in the management of anticoagulation therapy.

The purpose of this needs assessment survey is to identify self-reported gaps in competences and confidence
among practicing pharmacists in the area of anticoagulation.

Author: John Papastergiou, Fabio de Rango, Sotiris Antoniou, Nadir Kheir, Stephane Steurbaut
Tags: FIP 2016

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