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Continuing Education Opportunities

ClotCare Online Resource does not offer continuing education credit. We do, however, provide information and links to continuing education opportunities that we feel may be of value to our users. We hope you find this list useful. If you know of a continuing education opportunity that you feel may be useful to other ClotCare users, please tell us about it. You may contact us at If you are specifically interested in anticoagulation training programs, check out our Training Programs page.

Boston University School of Medicine, in partnership with the Anticoagulation Forum, is sponsoring a CME/CNE and ACPE accredited online program on Preventing Stroke in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation Using Anticoagulation Therapy. CME/CNE and ACPE accredited online program providing education on preventing stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation using anticoagulation therapy. This one-hour enduring activity is delivered in a text-based format, discussing the most up-to-date methods of atrial fibrillation care and stroke prevention, which includes an interactive patient case and questions. To access this CE opportunity, go to

The University of Illinois at Chicago Office of Continuing Education and Meeting Services-Programs offers a number of continuing education opportunities relating to anticoagulation and antithrombotic therapy. To review current opportunities, go to is a continuing medical education resource for health care professionals emphasizing the latest in emerging approaches in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of thrombosis. Visit for more information. offers educational activities for pharmacists, nurses, physicians, and case managers on quality improvement in managing patients at risk for VTE. Visit for details.

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Atrial Fibrillation:

Effectively Managing Oral Anticoagulation: 4 part series presented by Discovery Health featuring Jack E. Ansell, MD, B. Gail Macik, MD and Alan K. Jacobson, MD.

Improving Outcomes in Oral Anticoagulation Therapy Management: This course is provided by Philips Healthcare. The course objective is to educate nurses about managing patients on warfarin therapy and how patient self testing can improve clinical outcomes and quality of life.

VTE Prevention & Treatment: A Practical "How To"
This Educational Pamphlet will address methods to assess risk for deep-vein thrombosis (DVT), duration of VTE prophylaxis and treatment, and other important issues relevant to the contemporary treatment of VTE.

The University of Connecticut offers a number of continuing education opportunities focused on anticoagulation therapy. Go to for details on current activities.

The University of Utah School of Medicine offers continuing education opportunities on the topic of post-thrombotic syndrome. Visit for details on current activities.

The National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA) offers a free online course for healthcare professionals. The course is entitled Stop the Clot: What Every Healthcare Professional Should Know. For details or to register and access the course, visit

Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation: Translating Clinical Trials Results to Daily Patient Care is a free online CME program for physicians to earn up to 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. The program is presented by Robert C. Pendleton, MD; Geno J. Merli, MD. Click here for additional details or to access the program.

Programs no Longer Offering Credit

Cancer and Thromboembolism

Pharmion Corporation has provided ClotCare Online Resource with a publication written by Joseph A. Caprini, MD, MS, FACS, RVT. This case presentation and discussion is entitled Management of Thromboembolism in Cancer Patients: A Case Presentation and Discussion. If you are interested in receiving CME credit for reviewing this publication, simply complete the questions provided and follow the instructions that accompany them.

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Read Management of Thromboembolism in Cancer Patients: A Case Presentation and Discussion

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