AFib Tools for Providers

Many of your patients have atrial fibrillation (AFib) – some may be undiagnosed - and are at risk for blood clots, stroke and heart failure. Learn more about AFib and how to help your patients reduce their risks.

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Pocket Resource: Prevention of Thromboembolism and Stroke in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation

This 14-panel, foldable, laminated pocket resource is geared to help clinicians face the challenge of effective anticoagulation management of patients with AFib. This AFib patient education material includes a compilation of guidelines-directed strategies for preventing stroke in patients with AFib.

Reviewed September 2023

Free to download (login required)

$0 members/$25 non-members
packs of 5 pocket resources

AFib Screening Videos

Treating AFib and preventing strokes depends upon early identification. These videos will help you identify who is at risk for non-valvular AFib and prepare for successful community screening events.

Who is at Risk?

Discover the prevalence, symptoms, risk factors and related health issues associated with NVAF—including stroke.

Updated Resources

2019 AHA/ACC/HRS Focused Update of the 2014 Guideline for Management of Patients with Atrial Fibrillation (PDF)

Energy Drinks and Atrial Fibrillation: An Unusual Case of Caution (2020)

Left Atrial Appendage Closure Procedures (2023)

Facts about Afib (2023)

Reviewed August 2023


AFib Patient Education: Screening Tool Kit

Designed to screen for undiagnosed atrial fibrillation in community settings such as senior centers. This digital toolkit includes:

The components may be personalized by a healthcare system and utilized at a stand-alone screening or other activities like community health fairs.

PCNA members may borrow electronic blood pressure cuffs or smartphone-compatible single-channel ECG recorders to support their screening events. See the PCNA Screening Event Toolkit for more information.

Updated January 2024

AFib Patient Education Slides

AFib Patient Education: Screening Slides

This 16-slide presentation covers the basics of atrial fibrillation (AFib), including risk factors, symptoms, and treatments.

The tool can be utilized in outreach to your communities, either as a stand-alone screening or in tandem with other activities such as community health fairs.

Funded through a grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb/Pfizer.

AFib Infographic

AFib and Stroke Infographic

Designed by nurses for nurses, this AFib patient education tool helps engage patients in their AFib treatment, including how to reduce their risk of stroke.

Ways to use the graphic handout:

  • Share as part of a clinical visit on an iPad, tablet or desktop
  • Guide your conversation with patients
  • Taking medicine correctly
  • Print and display as a poster
  • Include in electronic communication with patients

Disclaimer: Please be aware that these forms include a sample of current clinical guidelines. However, clinical guidelines (federal, state, local, or those issued by clinical organizations) change over time, so the reader should remember to investigate any recent legal or clinical developments.