Anticoagulation Therapy

A Clinical Practice Guide

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Although highly effective in preventing thromboembolic events, the safe management of anticoagulant therapy continues to be a major challenge, requiring constant monitoring and coordinated models of patient-centered care. Anticoagulation Therapy: A Clinical Practice Guide, Second Edition, helps take the guesswork out of managing these therapies and provides essential recommendations. The second edition of this critical reference text is edited by William E. Dager, PharmD, BCPS (AQ Cardiology), FCSHP, FCCP, FCCM, FASHP, MCCM; Michael P. Gulseth, PharmD, BCPS; and Edith A. Nutescu, PharmD, MS CTS, FCCP, and written by the elite anticoagulation pharmacist clinicians in the country.

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Although highly effective in preventing thromboembolic events, the safe management of anticoagulant therapy continues to be a major challenge, requiring constant monitoring and coordinated models of patient-centered care. 

Anticoagulation Therapy: A Clinical Practice Guide, Second Edition, helps take the guesswork out of managing these therapies and provides essential recommendations.

New in this edition:

  • Extensive new information on the direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs)
  • Expanded information on anticoagulant reversal and expanded use of prothrombin complex concentrates
  • New chapters on the use of anticoagulants in special patient populations, the use of anticoagulants in patients with mechanical devices, anticoagulation care delivery standards, regulatory issues, and more
  • Four new appendices on the effect of DOACs on chemotherapy, nutritional influences, types of central nervous system hemorrhage, and use of anticoagulation in patients with coagulopathies

The second edition of this critical reference text is edited by William E. Dager, PharmD, BCPS (AQ Cardiology), FCSHP, FCCP, FCCM, FASHP, MCCM; Michael P. Gulseth, PharmD, BCPS; and Edith A. Nutescu, PharmD, MS CTS, FCCP, and written by the elite anticoagulation pharmacist clinicians in the country.

William E. Dager, PharmD, BCPS, FCSHP, FCCP, FCCM, FASHP, MCCM

William E. Dager is a Pharmacist Specialist, UC Davis Medical Center, Clinical Professor of Pharmacy, University of California, San Francisco; Clinical Professor of Medicine, School of University of California, Davis; and Clinical Professor of Pharmacy, Touro School of Pharmacy. He received his PharmD from the University of California, San Francisco in 1985 and completed a residency at the University of California Davis Medical Center (UCDMC). He also completed a nephrology pharmaceutical care preceptorship at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Pharmacy. He is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist with added qualifications in cardiology. He is a Clinical Specialist at UCDMC where he manages difficult cases in anticoagulation, pharmacokinetics, and other critical care related situations. He is clinically active with the cardiology and cardiovascular surgery services and Director of the PGY2 residency in cardiology. He also is involved in teaching pharmacy students, residents, and other healthcare professionals, primarily as volunteer faculty.

Dr. Dager is a recipient of multiple teaching and mentoring awards including the American College of Clinical Pharmacy Best Practice Award. He is a reviewer and editorial board member for multiple medical journals including Chair of the Editorial Advisory Board panel on anticoagulation for the Annals of Pharmacotherapy. He is also a site coordinator for the ASHP Foundation anticoagulation preceptorship, has authored over 60 journal articles and over 10 book chapters, and is an active lecturer. His research has focused on ways to optimize the safe and effective use of medications in the midst of challenges that arise in patient care.

 

Michael P. Gulseth, PharmD, BCPS

Michael P. Gulseth is Program Director for Anticoagulation Services, Department of Pharmaceutical Services, Sanford USD Medical Center, Sioux Falls, SD.  Dr. Gulseth received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 1999 from North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND. He completed residency training at United Hospital in St. Paul, MN. He is lead author and editor of Managing Anticoagulation Patients in the Hospital: the Inpatient Anticoagulation Service, published in 2007 by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

Dr. Gulseth is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy. Gulseth is an active member of several professional pharmacy organizations, including ASHP, the Minnesota Society of Health-System Pharmacists, the South Dakota Society of Health-System Pharmacists, and the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. His research interests include evaluation of antithrombotic therapies in the inpatient setting and evaluation of the benefits of pharmacist managed inpatient anticoagulation services.

 

Edith A. Nutescu, PharmD, MS CTS, FCCP

Edith A. Nutescu is Professor and Head, Department of Pharmacy Practice, University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Pharmacy. She earned her PharmD degree with high honors at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy. After graduation, she went on to complete an ASHP-accredited pharmacy practice residency at Lutheran General Hospital–Advocate Health Care and a primary care specialty residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center. As a clinician and educator, she has contributed extensively to the care of patients and the education of students and healthcare providers on topics related to vascular diseases and antithrombotic medication safety.

Dr. Nutescu was honored with the 2010 Distinguished Service Award from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, where she has been an active member. She has served on the Home, Ambulatory, and Chronic Care Practitioners Programming Committee and on the Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists Committee on Nominations. She has been a presenter and meeting programming associate for several scientific and clinical programs at ASHP Midyear Meetings. She has also been active on the Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacy. Dr. Nutescu was the only pharmacist member nominated to serve on the Steering Committee for the National Quality Forum and the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations–National Consensus Standards for the Prevention and Care of Venous Thrombosis. She has been recognized as a Fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and is the 2009 recipient of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy’s Clinical Practice Award, one of the highest distinctions awarded in clinical pharmacy.
 

“This is an excellent resource and a much-needed addition to the armamentarium of anticoagulation therapy. As someone who has been managing anticoagulation for close to a decade, I find myself referring to this book…when I need to retrieve information quickly.”

Michael C. Barros, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, BC-ADM, Doody's Review Service, 2019