Online Education | Geriatric Healthcare 2013 | Selected Topics | Atrial Fibrillation and Anticoagulation in Older Adults

How to earn contact hour credit

This course is 1.5 contact hours and includes a lecture video, self-assessment post-test, and evaluation. To earn contact hours, watch the lecture, complete the post-test, and submit the online evaluation. You may take the post-test as many times as needed to achieve the required score of 80%.

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Target Audience

This course is designed for nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians, physician assistants, physical and occupational therapists, psychologists, social workers, pharmacists, long term care workers, residential care coordinators, caregivers, Washington State Residential Care Council Members and other interested professionals. 

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe methods of stroke risk assessment in patients with atrial fibrillation.
  2. Describe methods of assessing bleeding risk in patients on anticoagulation medications.
  3. Discuss the benefits and drawbacks of alternative strategies (antiplatelet medications, new anticoagulants) for stroke risk reduction in atrial fibrillation.

Additional Information

Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 1.50 Contact hours
  • 1.50 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level

Michael Chen, MD, PhD 
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology), UW Medicine/Harborview Medical Center and UW Medicine/University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle

Available Credit

  • 1.50 Contact hours
  • 1.50 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level


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