Anticoagulation therapy is the use of medication (blood thinners) to help prevent the formation of blood clots. Patients on blood thinners require regular testing of their International Normalized Ratio (INR) level. This blood test tells your health care provider how long it takes for your blood to clot.
The Anticoagulation Clinic (ACC) is a service designed to help patients safely manage their anticoagulation medications on an outpatient basis. Our goal is to help you receive the greatest benefit from your anticoagulation medication while reducing the potential risks associated with it.
The ACC reduces the amount of time spent waiting for medication instructions. It also provides support through face-to-face education. Studies have shown that patients who are managed by anticoagulation clinics have fewer incidences of bleeding and clotting complications, resulting in fewer hospital visits.
At GRHS, the ACC is staffed by nurses and pharmacists who are licensed and specially trained in anticoagulation therapy. Each appointment at the
ACC will include:
Your health care provider will refer you to the Anticoagulation Clinic if you have been prescribed an anticoagulant. To learn more about this service, download our brochure or call our Anticoagulation Clinic registered nurse at 320-864-7980 or toll free 1-888-526-4242, ext. 7980.