Keywords: warfarin, INR (PubMed Search)
A recent study highlighted the challenges we face managing ED patients on warfarin therapy. Some key observations about how we're doing:
Literature continues to show warfarin is the most dangerous medication for our patients. Meticulous monitoring and follow up will help us potentially avoid serious interactions and adverse events.
Meeker E, et al. ED management of patients on warfarin therapy. Ann Emerg Med 2011;58:192-99.