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Anticoagulation clinic versus a traditional warfarin management model

McGuinn, Tammy L. MS, AGNP-C; Scherr, Susan MS, GNP-BC

doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000451803.29453.0c
Feature: THROMBOEMBOLISM
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Warfarin is the most commonly prescribed oral anticoagulant. The management of warfarin is challenging, and current guidelines fail to include a model to assist practitioners in optimizing therapeutic dosing. The traditional model and the anticoagulation clinic (AC) model of warfarin management were compared and results found the AC model optimum.

Tammy L. McGuinn works as an adult gerontology nurse practitioner at Highland Family Practice in Lancaster, PA and is a clinical adjunct professor at York College of Pennsylvania, York, PA.

Susan Scherr is a visiting assistant professor of nursing at York College of Pennsylvania, York, PA.

The authors have confirmed that they have no financial relationships related to this article.

© 2014 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins