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Actions that can make oral anticoagulant therapy safer: Information for patients and carers

Oral anticoagulant therapy: information for patients
Reference number
0417
Issue date28 March 2007
TypeAlert

Anticoagulants are one of the classes of medicines most frequently identified as causing preventable harm and admission to hospital.

The National Reporting and Learning Serivice issued a Patient Safety Alert to advise healthcare organisations to take steps to manage the risks associated with the prescribing, dispensing and administering of anticoagulants.

 

Resources for patients and carers listed below:

  • Patient information booklet (including translations)
  • Treatment record booklet and form
  • Alert card
  • Information for dental patients

 

See also:

English - Oral anticoagulant therapy patient information booklet
English - Oral anticoagulant therapy patient information booklet - 389 KB 0417 - English Oral anticoagulant therapy booklet - 2007 - V1 - English
Welsh - Oral anticoagulant therapy patient information booklet
Welsh - Oral anticoagulant therapy patient information booklet - 300 KB 0417 - Welsh Oral anticoagulant therapy booklet - 2007 - V1 - CY
Arabic - Oral anticoagulant therapy patient information booklet
Arabic - Oral anticoagulant therapy patient information booklet - 334 KB 0417 - Arabic Oral anticoagulant therapy booklet - 2007 - V1 - AR
Bengali - Oral anticoagulant therapy patient information booklet
Bengali - Oral anticoagulant therapy patient information booklet - 329 KB 0417 - Bengali Oral anticoagulant therapy booklet - 2007 - V1 - BN
Cantonese - Oral anticoagulant therapy patient information booklet
Cantonese - Oral anticoagulant therapy patient information booklet - 992 KB 0417 - Cantonese Oral anticoagulant therapy booklet - 2007 - V1 - Cantonese
French - Oral anticoagulant therapy patient information booklet
French - Oral anticoagulant therapy patient information booklet - 304 KB 0417 - French Oral anticoagulant therapy booklet - 2007 - V1 - Fr
Gujarati - Oral anticoagulant therapy patient information booklet
Gujarati - Oral anticoagulant therapy patient information booklet - 315 KB 0417 - Gujarati Oral anticoagulant therapy booklet - 2007 - V1 - GU
Polish - Oral anticoagulant therapy patient information booklet
Polish - Oral anticoagulant therapy patient information booklet - 304 KB 0417 - Punjabi Oral anticoagulant therapy booklet - 2007 - V1 - PL
Punjabi - Oral anticoagulant therapy patient information booklet
Punjabi - Oral anticoagulant therapy patient information booklet - 310 KB 0417 - Punjabi Oral anticoagulant therapy booklet - 2007 - V1 - PUN
Somalian - Oral anticoagulant therapy patient information booklet
Somalian - Oral anticoagulant therapy patient information booklet - 300 KB 0417 - Somalian Oral anticoagulant therapy booklet - 2007 - V1 - SO
Tamil - Oral anticoagulant therapy patient information booklet
Tamil - Oral anticoagulant therapy patient information booklet - 309 KB 0417 - Tamil Oral anticoagulant therapy booklet - 2007 - V1 - TA
Urdu - Oral anticoagulant therapy patient information booklet
Urdu - Oral anticoagulant therapy patient information booklet - 555 KB 0417 - Urdu Oral anticoagulant therapy booklet - 2007 - V1 - UR
Oral anticoagulant therapy record book
Oral anticoagulant therapy record book - 147 KB 0417 - Oral anticoagulant therapy record book - 2007 - V1
Anticoagulants: treatment record
Anticoagulants: treatment record - 48 KB 0440E - Anticoagulants: treatment record - V1
Anticoagulant therapy - important information for dental patients
Anticoagulant therapy - important information for dental patients - 186 KB 0418 | Anticoagulant therapy - important information for dental patients | 2007-03 | v1
Making it safer for patients taking anticoagulants - Patient Briefing
Making it safer for patients taking anticoagulants - Patient Briefing - 132 KB 0440A - Making it safer for patients taking anticoagulants - Patient Briefing - 2007-03-28 - V1
Welsh - Making it safer for patients taking anticoagulants - Patient Briefing
Welsh - Making it safer for patients taking anticoagulants - Patient Briefing - 155 KB 0440A - Making it safer for patients taking anticoagulants - Patient Briefing - 2007-03-28 - V1 - CY