Direct Oral Anticoagulants (DOACs): Everything You Ever Wanted to Know

In this CME, Craig Seaman discusses how to know the indications for and dosing of DOACs in venous thromboembolism, describe the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties of DOACs and recognize the effects of drug interactions on DOACs, identify the role of laboratory monitoring with DOACs ,  know how to perform anticoagulation conversion and manage periprocedural anticoagulation with DOACs, and describe the role of DOAC use in special populations (unusual sites of venous thromboembolism, thrombophilias, cancer, women, and obesity.

Educational Objectives 

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Review the indications for and dosing of DOACs in venous thromboembolism
  • Describe the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties of DOACs and recognize the effects of drug interactions on DOACs
  • Identify the role of laboratory monitoring with DOACs
  • Review how to perform anticoagulation conversion and manage periprocedural anticoagulation with DOACs
  • Describe the role of DOAC use in special populations (unusual sites of venous thromboembolism, thrombophilias, cancer, women, and obesity)

Disclosures

No members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The University of Pittsburgh designates enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit[s]™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

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Release Date: 11/16/2023 | Last Modified On: 1/16/2023 | Expires: 11/16/2024


Published

November 16, 2023

Expires

November 16, 2024

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Craig D. Seaman, MD, MS

Craig D. Seaman, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology Associate Director, Hemophilia Center of Western Pennsylvania

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