Support for MyBloodThinner.org
"Oral anticoagulants are high-alert drugs, which means that they are more likely to cause serious outcomes when involved in medication errors. The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) is pleased to support the SOS Rx Coalition's efforts to increase education and awareness about the proper use of these drugs. The new www.mybloodthinner.org will provide valuable, timely information and tools that address the unique issues involved with safe administration of oral anticoagulants."
--Michael R. Cohen, RPh, MS, ScD, FASHP, President, Institute for Safe Medication Practices
"The safety and effectiveness of anticoagulation therapy is dependent on our ability to educate patients who take these drugs about the risks and benefits so that they can actively participate in their care. Patients who have a good understanding of the purpose and duration of the therapy, the importance of routine INR monitoring, how to prevent interactions with drugs and foods, and who are able to recognize of the signs and symptoms of both bleeding and clotting are less likely to have complications of warfarin therapy. I am pleased to be involved in the SOS Rx campaign to increase awareness and to help patients and their personal healthcare providers improve the safety and effectiveness of oral anticoagulants."
--Dr. Ann K Wittkowsky, PharmD, CACP, FASHP, FCCP
"The SOSRx Coalition Web site to improve anticoagulation management unveiled at www.MyBloodThinner.org, contains helpful information and resources for everyone involved – safety information for patients, educational handouts for clinician offices, and tips for family caregivers."
--Paula Griswold, Executive Director, Massachusetts Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Errors
"AHRQ applauds the work of the SoS Rx Coalition in its new patient education campaign on the safe use of oral anticoagulants. AHRQ has funded a number of studies on the safe use of warfarin that underscore the importance of involving health care providers and their patients in efforts to use medications safely. We are pleased to be part of this important SoS Rx Coalition initiative."
--Carolyn M. Clancy, M.D., Director, AHRQ
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