Anticoagulation Strategies for Venous Thromboembolism in Patients with Cancer

March 24, 2021

The purpose of this activity is to describe the recommendations in guideline updates and recent landmark clinical trials regarding anticoagulation for venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients with cancer. This activity will focus on reviewing current cancer and cardiac guideline recommendations, the results of four landmark comparative clinical trials, and appropriate direct oral anticoagulant dosing for VTE. Additionally, this activity will aim to describe the pathophysiology of thromboses in cancer as well as certain monitoring parameters that need to be accounted for in this patient population when initiating anticoagulation.

Target Audience

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy technicians

Learning Objectives

Pharmacist learning objectives

  1. Describe the pathophysiology of venous thromboembolism in patients with cancer
  2. Explore recommended approaches to initiation and duration of anticoagulation for venous thromboembolisms in patients with cancer
  3. Review guidelines and literature evidence for utilizing direct oral anticoagulants for venous thromboembolism anticoagulation in cancer

Pharmacy technician learning objectives

  1. Recognize pharmacologic agents utilized for venous thromboembolism
  2. Describe the role of anticoagulation in patients with cancer
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy Technician
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
03/24/2021 - 12:00pm CDT
Event ends: 
03/24/2021 - 1:00pm CDT
ChristianaCare Hospital
Newark, DE
United States
Relevant financial relationships: Planning committee members and presenters have nothing to disclose
Planning committee members
Ashley Scopelliti, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacist
Allison Kachel, PharmD
PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident
Course reviewer
Gretchen Brummel, PharmD, BCPS
Consulting Director, Pharmacy
Vizient, Inc.
Allison Kachel, PharmD
PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident
Joint Accreditation Statement:
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Vizient, Inc. and ChristianaCare Hospital.  Vizient, Inc. is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Designation Statements:
Vizient, Inc. designates this activity for a maximum of 1.00 ACPE credit hours.
Universal Activity Number: JA0006103-9999-21-105-L04-P
Universal Activity Number: JA0006103-9999-21-105-L04-T

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy Technician
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