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The implementation and evaluation of a warfarin management strategy in residential aged care facilities (RACFs)

Conference Paper


Abstract


  • Preliminary research Into barriers to quality use of warfarin in RACFs from the perspectivas of General Practitioners (GPs) and registered nurses Identified communication, monitoring, documentation and decision-support inadequacies in systems employed. High level evidence exists for warfarin in reducing thromboembolism. however there is a paucity of evidence in older. frail persons in RACFs, with comorbidities and complex medication regimes. Safe medication practices for warfarin in this setting are essential. From the preliminary research, a standardised warfarin-specific medication chart which could function as a prescription, monitoring. administration record and communication tool was inductively developed with multidisciplinary input.

UOW Authors


Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Jordan, M. L. & Mullan, J. (2012). The implementation and evaluation of a warfarin management strategy in residential aged care facilities (RACFs). National Prescribing Service (pp. 164-164). Sydney: National Prescribing Services.

Start Page


  • 164

End Page


  • 164

Place Of Publication


  • Sydney

Abstract


  • Preliminary research Into barriers to quality use of warfarin in RACFs from the perspectivas of General Practitioners (GPs) and registered nurses Identified communication, monitoring, documentation and decision-support inadequacies in systems employed. High level evidence exists for warfarin in reducing thromboembolism. however there is a paucity of evidence in older. frail persons in RACFs, with comorbidities and complex medication regimes. Safe medication practices for warfarin in this setting are essential. From the preliminary research, a standardised warfarin-specific medication chart which could function as a prescription, monitoring. administration record and communication tool was inductively developed with multidisciplinary input.

UOW Authors


Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Jordan, M. L. & Mullan, J. (2012). The implementation and evaluation of a warfarin management strategy in residential aged care facilities (RACFs). National Prescribing Service (pp. 164-164). Sydney: National Prescribing Services.

Start Page


  • 164

End Page


  • 164

Place Of Publication


  • Sydney