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Abstracts and 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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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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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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