First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Jennifer TeixeiraFollow

Mentor/s

Dr. Sue Goncalves

Participation Type

Poster

Abstract

Approximately 60,000-100,000 Americans die annually of DVT/PE (also called venous thromboembolism). Anticoagulants are the drug of choice to prevent DVT’s. Anticoagulants are considered “high alert medications” which can lead to adverse drug events if not managed appropriately. Effective anticoagulation education involves face-to-face nurse-client interaction. Through this focused teaching, nurses ensure the client’s proper understanding of the risks and benefits, precautions, need for strict adherence, and regular monitoring. This project highlights the educational teaching tool created regarding enoxaparin & heparin developed for clients on 6-3 at Yale New Haven Hospital. Medication adherence to anticoagulant therapy is key for the successful treatment of DVT. Therefore, the client’s knowledge and understanding of anticoagulant therapy is an important factor in overall treatment success. Nurses can impact clients' overall quality outcomes through their role as advocates and educators.

College and Major available

Nursing RN-BSN

Course Name and Number, Professor Name

Transitions to Professional Nursing Practice NU-395, Professor Duffy-Hidalgo

Location

Digital Commons

Start Day/Time

5-5-2021 1:00 PM

End Day/Time

5-5-2021 4:00 PM

Students' Information

Jennifer Teixeira, Nursing Major, Honors Minor

graduating in May of 2021.

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May 5th, 1:00 PM May 5th, 4:00 PM

The Importance of Anticoagulant Therapy Education

Digital Commons

Approximately 60,000-100,000 Americans die annually of DVT/PE (also called venous thromboembolism). Anticoagulants are the drug of choice to prevent DVT’s. Anticoagulants are considered “high alert medications” which can lead to adverse drug events if not managed appropriately. Effective anticoagulation education involves face-to-face nurse-client interaction. Through this focused teaching, nurses ensure the client’s proper understanding of the risks and benefits, precautions, need for strict adherence, and regular monitoring. This project highlights the educational teaching tool created regarding enoxaparin & heparin developed for clients on 6-3 at Yale New Haven Hospital. Medication adherence to anticoagulant therapy is key for the successful treatment of DVT. Therefore, the client’s knowledge and understanding of anticoagulant therapy is an important factor in overall treatment success. Nurses can impact clients' overall quality outcomes through their role as advocates and educators.