By the end of the training period trainees will, in respect of anticoagulation, be able to:
- analyse, synthesise, evaluate and apply knowledge
- perform a range of technical and clinical skills and procedures
- demonstrate the attitudes and behaviours necessary for professional practice as a consultant clinical scientist dealing with the complexities, uncertainties and tensions of professional practice at this level.
Knowledge and understanding
- Health and safety legislation and guidance
- ACDP categorisation of biological agents
- Laboratory safety and containment
- Transport regulations
By the end of the training period the trainee will be able to demonstrate the ability to analyse, evaluate and synthesise relevant knowledge and its application to their professional practice in relation to the:
- mechanisms of action and define the indications for the use of heparin, oral anticoagulants and platelet inhibitors
- indications and methods for thromboprophylaxis, both pharmacological and non-pharmacological
- range of models of anticoagulant control including computerised dosing methods and the use of the multi-professional team in delivering anticoagulant services
- side effects of anticoagulants.
Technical and clinical skills
By the end of the training period the trainee will be able to demonstrate a critical understanding of current relevant research, theory and knowledge and its application to the performance of the following technical procedures and laboratory skills:
- understand of initiation and control of heparin and oral anticoagulant therapy.
- interpret and evaluates monitoring of anticoagulation and advises appropriately
- interpret and apply laboratory results to diagnosis and monitoring of patients
- demonstrate knowledge of the management of over-anticoagulation.
By the end of the training period the trainee will be able to apply knowledge of thrombophilia to perform the clinical skills necessary to manage under supervision:
- to perform the clinical skills necessary to advise appropriately on the diagnosis of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia.
Attitudes and behaviours
This module has no attitude and behaviours information.