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  Pharmacy CE
ACPE Accredited Continuing Education for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians

Direct Oral Anticoagulation Therapy Bleeding Risks and Emerging Reversal Agents Options – 2 CE

Activity Overview

Each direct-acting oral anticoagulants agent has a unique pharmacokinetic profile and approved indication, therefore, educational initiatives are essential. Clinicians need to appropriately select the correct anticoagulant and dose, identify reversible risk factors of bleeding, and formulate a management strategy for a major bleed using a new reversal agent. The goal is to provide ongoing education so that clinicians are able to confidently select the correct DOAC agent to minimize the adverse effects, while also formulating a strategy to reverse anticoagulation using a novel agent.

This 2-hour credit course is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education and approved by the Florida Board of Pharmacy.

Pharmacist Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this continuing education activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Discuss risk assessment tools to identify patients at increased risk of bleeding and stroke
  2. Identify the modifiable risk factors that can potentiate bleeding in patients prescribed DOAC therapy
  3. Summarize the various dosing requirements for each DOAC agent
  4. Describe novel agents to reverse bleeding associated with direct oral anticoagulants

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Accreditation Statement

ACPEAchieveCE is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

AchieveCE is also accredited by the Florida Board of Pharmacy (provider no. 50-20641). This course is approved by CE Broker, with CE Broker No. 20-797999.

Faculty Information

Shyam Gelot, PharmD, BCPSShyam Gelot, PharmD, BCPS, earned his PharmD from the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy and completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at Tampa General Hospital in Florida. He has nearly 14 years of experience in clinical services, teaching, research, management, and pharmacy distribution in academia, community pharmacy and hospital practice. He has no actual or potential conflicts of interest to disclose.

Financial Support Disclosure

This activity was developed by AchieveCE free of any commercial support.

Content Complexity

  Level 2. Basic Application of Skills and Concepts

Delivery Type

Home Study Monograph



2.0 Contact Hours

Target Audience


Activity Type


Universal Activity Number


Activity Release Date

April 21, 2021

Activity Expiration Date

April 21, 2024

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Requirements for Credit

Participants must score a passing grade of 70% or higher on the activity post-test and complete an activity evaluation. There are no time limits and unlimited test-taking attempts. Credits will be reported automatically to CPE Monitor and/or CE Broker if your license information is entered properly in your profile.

Hardware Requirements

Windows 8.1, Windows 10
Mac OS X 10.1 or higher
iOS 10+, Android 4.3+

Software Requirements

Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox
Adobe Acrobat Reader

Network Requirements

Broadband Internet Connection:
T1, Hi-speed DSL or Cable
4G cellular connection

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