Anticoagulation medication is taken by patients who need to decrease the risk of harmful blood clots. Careful monitoring is necessary to keep patients safe from the risk of bleeding.
Anticoagulation Management Services at Newton-Wellesley Hospital Clinic is staffed by experienced nurses who monitor patients to assess the amount of anticoagulation produced by a given dose of Warfarin. A patient’s Warfarin dose is adjusted in order to maintain a safe and effective range as prescribed by their referring physician.
When patients arrive at the Clinic, the nurses will:
Patients involved in the program should be available to come to the Clinic for their blood testing (individual circumstances will be considered).