Direct Oral Anticoagulant: DOAC Playbook

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Anticoagulation Forum

Although DOACs require less intensive dose management than warfarin, they are not devoid of potential complications. Anticoagulants have consistently ranked as the class of medications most frequently leading to emergency room visits and hospital admissions for adverse drug events. This toolkit explains how to use DOACs safely and effectively requires that all aspects of anticoagulation therapy are addressed, including appropriate patient selection, dosing, monitoring, transitions between therapies and between care settings, periprocedural guidance, management of risks (including DOAC associated
bleeding), drug-drug interaction management, ongoing assessment of patient and family educational needs, and incorporation of evidence-based practices into workflow.