About the Course
Audience: The target audience for this educational course is Advanced Nurse Practitioners.
- Identify one step in the sequence of forming a platelet plug.
- Name one key organ where tissue factor can be located.
- Identify the most commonly used antiplatelet medication.
- Describe the most common adverse events encountered when using antiplatelet, anticoagulation or thrombolytic medications.
- Explain why prasugrel is hypothesized to deliver more consistent results than some alternative drugs in its category.
- Provide a rationale for why some patients ultimately stabilized on warfarin for anticoagulation may require initial therapy with a heparin product.
- Offer two pieces of advice that nurse practitioners can provide their patients to reduce the risk of bleeding if they are using antiplatelet, anticoagulation or thrombolytic medications.
- Explain why weight-based dosing is appropriate for tenecteplase.
About the Author
Brad Gillespie, PharmD
Trained as a clinical pharmacist, Brad has practiced in an industrial setting for the past 20-plus years. His initial role was as a clinical pharmacology and biopharmaceutics reviewer at FDA, followed by 15 years of leading early development programs in the pharma/biotech/nutritional industries. In addition to his industrial focus, he remains a registered pharmacist and enjoys mentoring drug development scientists and health professionals, as well as leading workshops and developing continuing education programs for pharmacy, nursing and other medical professionals.