Your healthcare provider may have prescribed an anticoagulant, also known as a “blood thinner” medication, such as Warfarin (Coumadin®), to treat or prevent a serious blood clot condition. A healthcare provider referral is required for Anticoagulation Therapy.
Coumadin® (warfarin sodium) comes in various colors and tablet shapes. Pills do not reflect actual size.
Our Anticoagulation Clinic
- Completes fingerstick for blood sample collection and provides you immediate results and instructions.
- Adjusts your medication dosage as needed.
- Teaches you how to stay safe while taking anticoagulant medication.
- Closely supervises your treatment for effectiveness.
- Monitors your therapy for side effects.
- Bridges warfarin medication around surgery or other invasive procedures.
- Offers patient education and support.
- Works with your primary healthcare provider and other specialists to help you manage both oral and injectable anticoagulation medications.
- After your primary care provider sends in the referral form, you will be contacted by the Anticoagulation Clinic to discuss your therapy and to arrange your first appointment.
- Bring a current medication list, including your anticoagulant dosing history; supplements; and over-the-counter medications and products to every visit.
- Arrive 15 minutes early for your first appointment.
- If you can’t keep an appointment, for any reason, please call as soon as possible so we can schedule other patients.
You play an important role in ensuring the success of your anticoagulant therapy. Please ask if you have questions about your dosing instructions or blood testing schedule. Our Anticoagulation Clinic staff strive to improve the quality of care for adult and pediatric patients taking an anticoagulant (blood thinner) medication
Beth Schulte, RN, Certified Anticoagulation Nurse
Regional Family Health
709 W. Main St., PO Box 359
Manchester, Iowa 52057
?563-927-7702 or 563-927-7777
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