Self care and self-monitoring involves helping the patient and their carer/family to become more confident and more competent so they can take greater responsibility for the maintenance of their well-being and personal health, with the guidance of their clinician.

What does self care mean for patients?

Self care for patients on oral anticoagulation requires a combination of self-testing and self-managing. It gives patients more information and responsibility and it can contribute to better patient outcomes.

To learn more a good website to go to is Anticoagulation UK.