Title

Using a Patient Portal to Expand Warfarin Self-Management

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2020

Abstract

This article describes a quality improvement (QI) project on the expansion of self-management of warfarin to include patients whose international normalized ratios (INRs) are drawn by the laboratory and those patients who were only INR self-testing. Patients used portals to check or report their INR results and to report their warfarin dosing. The project was a success with all patients, exceeding the national benchmark of 68% for time in therapeutic range and nearly 100% use of patient portal for self-management of warfarin.

Comments

Available online 12 November 2020.

Amanda Cabral, DNP, FNP-BC is a graduate of the Davis & Henley College of Nursing, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Connecticut.

DOI

10.1016/j.nurpra.2020.09.017

Publication

The Journal for Nurse Practitioners

Publisher

Elsevier


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