​Anticoagulation Therapy Evidence Based Practice

Anticoagulation therapy poses risks to patients. BayCare’s safety efforts are focused on:

  • Initiation and maintenance of anticoagulation therapy
  • Baseline and ongoing laboratory monitoring
  • Education for patients and caregivers
  • Complex dosing and monitoring

BayCare’s anticoagulation processes, protocols and monitoring include:

  • Heparin and argatroban algorithm for dosing and monitoring guides appropriate dosage adjustments based on established laboratory monitoring parameters
  • Standardized concentrations of heparin and argatroban for use in programmable I.V. pumps
  • Coumadin (warfarin), Arixtra (fondaparinux), Lovenox (enoxaparin), Xarelto (rivaroxaban), Eliquis (apixaban) and Pradaxa (dabigatran) have established baseline and ongoing laboratory monitoring as indicated
  • Documentation of indication and INR goal for warfarin
  • Triggers to contact the prescriber for critical lab values

Please contact your pharmacy department for additional anticoagulation safety resources and information.

Anticoagulation Therapy