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Webinar: Stroke Prevention in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation

November 21, 2019

3:00 pm CST -4:00 pm CST

Join us for a live webinar on Atrial Fibrillation (AFib), the most common arrhythmia worldwide. Now recognized as a growing, global public health epidemic, it is important for nurses to recognize AFib and direct patients toward recommended treatments.


Eileen Handberg, PhD, ARNP-BC, FACC
Research Professor of Medicine
Director, Clinical Trials Program
Program Director, Florida CARES
University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

Kelly Rudd, PharmD, BCPS, CACP
Network Coordinator of Anticoagulation Services
Clinical Pharmacy Service Coordinator
Bassett Medical Center
Cooperstown, New York

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the program participants will be able to:

  1. Explain how to assess stroke and bleeding risks in patients with atrial fibrillation
  2. Describe patient selection for non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants (NOACs) and warfarin
  3. Review the prescribing indications, dosing, and schedules for NOACs in patients with co-morbid conditions
  4. Discuss the application of shared decision-making to anticoagulation selection, stroke and bleeding risk
  5. Using case examples, describe safe and effective strategies for starting, stopping, pausing and bridging anticoagulant therapy

Hosted by

PCNA and the Heart Rhythm Society

Supported by