The 2008 National Patient Safety Goal program, directed by the Joint Commission (TJC), mandated safety improvements for anticoagulation therapy. In response, an urban, not-for-profit, Medicare-certified hospital Home Health Department identified the need to evaluate the Home Healthcare anticoagulation standards, safety practices, and patient/staff educational processes and materials. This Home Healthcare entity shall be referred to as the Agency for the purposes of this article.
Tanya Schlemmer, DNP, MSN, MHA, RN-BC, CCRN-CMC, CFNP, is a Clinical Nurse Level VI, Texas Health Presbyterian Home Healthcare, Dallas, TX.
Address for correspondence: Tanya Schlemmer, 6600 Red Bud Dr., Flower Mound, TX 75022 (firstname.lastname@example.org).