REVISED- AMDA Antithrombotic Tool Kit now available

November 26, 2012
Perry Gwen Meyers,

Columbia, MD – AMDA – Dedicated to Long Term Care Medicine (AMDA) has released the latest version of their Antithrombotic Tool Kit. The AMDA Antithrombotic Tool Kit – the only one of its kind – consolidates up-to-date information on the changing landscape of antithrombotic agents and highlights issues related to frail, complex, elderly patients in long term care, such as the impact of chronic kidney disease and drug interactions.

  • Drawn from the most current evidence-based research and best practices, the AMDA Antithrombotic Tool Kit addresses a critical need. Providers, medical directors, and long term care physicians can quickly determine action plans for situations they face every day related to the use of antithrombotic therapies in their patients. Questions such as, “What is the best antiplatelet regimen to prevent myocardial infarction or ischemic stroke?” can be answered with one guide, instead of reviewing several sets of guidelines.
  • Summaries, charts, and graphs deliver a user friendly, practical guide for thrombi and thromboemboli reference. The easy-to-read guide makes antithrombotic care information easy to find allowing providers, medical directors, and long term care physicians to make accurate, timely, point-of-care decisions.
  • Practical tools and sample policies give structure and direction for safe and effective antithrombotic care. Facilities can create worry free, appropriate environments, ensuring safe and accurate antithrombotic care for patients.

This revision of the AMDA Antithrombotic Tool Kit is intended to help practitioners optimally manage the use of antithrombotic therapies in elderly patients using the latest data available.  Readers can quickly scan for clinical indications, contraindications, and adverse effects and find evidence-based recommendations and options to suit their particular patient and situation. 

The Antithrombotic Tool Kit is being offered through the AMDA web site and via 800-876-2632.

Quote from William Smucker, MD, CMD, Antithrombotic Therapy Expert, Co-Chair of and one of the principal authors of the AMDA Antithrombotic Tool Kit:

“The AMDA Antithrombotic Tool Kit presents information in an easy-to-read format found nowhere else. The clinician can quickly scan for the clinical indication, such as postoperative orthopedic prophylaxis for a hip fracture, and find evidence-based recommendations and options to suit their particular patient.”

Quote from Dr. Charles Cefalu, MD, MS, Chair of AMDA’s Clinical Practice Committee

“This is a state-of-the-art, first-of-its-kind document for AMDA members. It specifically outlines the indications, contraindications and adverse effects of agents used in long term care settings for the elderly. Essentially, it assists practitioners with decreasing the risk of complications and adverse effects while improving the outcomes. I’d like to commend the chairs and senior authors – Dr. Smucker and Dr. Riddle, both AMDA members – for the fantastic job and the amount of time and effort put into this highly useful tool.”