This clinic manages over 1,000 patients on Coumadin therapy. Hundreds of patients are called with results on a daily basis and are instructed on dosing per AMS protocol.
Patients are educated with diet information and medications that could interact with Coumadin. Our nurses instruct patients that need to stop Coumadin for procedures (cardiac cath, generator changes, ICDs, colonoscopy, dental procedures, etc.) and provide teaching for those who need to be bridged with Lovenox/Arixtra.
AMS participates with Accelis, a home monitoring company, that can provide patients with a portable INR monitor for the home. This helps patients benefit from the freedom of home testing while remaining connected with their physicians as they work together to enjoy better health. Accelis verifies insurance coverage for the monitor and at home services while our AMS nurses train the patients on the use of the monitor and communicate results and changes to the patients.