Modern Management of AF in Primary Care
A 4-hour interactive workshop aimed at Primary Care Health Care Professionals (HCPs) seeking to upskill their knowledge on the diagnosis of Atrial Fibrillation (AF) and continual management of patients.
It incorporates up to date evidence-based guidance on:
- Detection and diagnosis of AF
- Anticoagulation and protection of patients
- Perfection of anticoagulation including monitoring and dosing
Who is this workshop suitable for?
This workshop is primarily aimed at Clinical Pharmacists, working in Primary Care, however it is suitable for any HCP involved, or interested, in the management of AF including: GPs, Nurses, Community Pharmacists, Secondary Care Professionals and even advanced year university students.
What does the workshop include?
- A combination of lectures, workshops, case studies and an assessment including post training follow up to assess the impact in the workplace.
- A workbook and supplementary learning materials.
What are the objectives?
- To understand the Detect, Protect, and Perfect model for managing AF in Primary Care
- To understand the need for this approach
- To know how a diagnosis of AF is established
- How to identify heart rhythm from a 12 Lead ECG
- To understand how to manage AF in Primary Care
- To understand rate and rhythm control
- To understand importance of communication of anticoagulant options, risks and benefits to patients
- To know how to perfect anticoagulation treatment, assess warfarin control and correct dosing of Direct Oral Anti-Coagulants (DOACs)
- How to monitor patients on DOACs