A Patient’s Guide to Anticoagulation Management and Stroke Prevention

This course is designed to give patients and carers the knowledge, skills and confidence to monitor oral anticoagulation therapy. The material available online is supplemented with an online forum that gives learners the opportunity to discuss the material viewed, to share experiences, and to develop support networks for the future. Highly-skilled mentors provide local support and skills-based learning.

After completing this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Describe the benefits of anticoagulation self-monitoring.
  • Successfully test their INR using a coagulometer.
  • Describe how anticoagulants affect blood clotting.
  • Summarise what the INR means, and how the dose of warfarin is adjusted according to the INR result.
  • Summarise how other medicines, diet and alcohol affect the INR.
  • Identify the common side effects of warfarin and how to manage these.
  • Describe their responsibilities, and those of the anticoagulant clinic, when they are self-monitoring their oral anticoagulation.
  • Engage more effectively in consultations with their anticoagulation practitioner.
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Patient Management Tools

Our unique web based software offers secure access to a clinically useful electronic health record, alongside clinical guidance and an advisory system.

Clinical Governance

Our governance system gives anonymised access to INR and AF related results at practitioner, site, CCG and total service level.

Education and eLearning

Our courses for patients and healthcare professionals blend e-learning with face-to-face support.

Helicon Health started life delivering algorithmic precision medicine in stroke prevention with a strong clinical and socio technical research background. This led us naturally to hone our skills in the internet of medical things, remote vital sign monitoring and remote consultation. We describe what we do as “delivering healthcare virtually” which with quality, integrity and a sense of collaboration and fair-play is our mission.
Tony Bowden
Chief Executive Officer, Helicon Health
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