Making Informed Decisions on Stroke Prevention: Focus on Older Patients with Atrial Fibrillation

Join this live, interactive Webinar as the expert faculty panel provides their insight in applying stroke prevention recommendations to optimize oral anticoagulation for safe and effective stroke prevention in older patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation


Program length (60 minutes)

  • Opening Remarks, Preactivity Polling
  • Epidemiology of AF and Stroke
  • Oral Anticoagulation for Stroke Prevention in AF
  • Focus on AF in older patients
  • Summary and Conclusion
  • Postactivity Polling, Question and Answer Session
  • Adjournment


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Executive Director, Interventional Cardiovascular Programs
Brigham and Women's Hospital Heart & Vascular Center
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Gregory S. Marler, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC, FCCP

Assistant Professor of Nursing
Appalachian State University
Boone, North Carolina

Elizabeth Pogge, PharmD

Department of Pharmacy Practice
College of Pharmacy-Glendale
Midwestern University
Glendale, Arizona

Goal Statement
The goal of this activity is to improve competence of cardiologists, geriatricians, gerontological nurse practitioners, consultant and senior care pharmacists, and other clinicians in applying stroke prevention recommendations to optimize oral anticoagulation for safe and effective stroke prevention in older patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation.

Target Audience
This program is intended for cardiology, geriatric, and primary care physicians; geriatric advanced practice nurses; nurse practitioners; physician assistants; consultant and clinical pharmacists; and other clinicians who care for older adults in various practice settings, including hospitals, medical offices, clinics, long-term care and assisted living communities, and home care.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe risk stratification to determine which patients should be treated with anticoagulation therapy for stroke prevention
  • Apply the latest published guidelines and best-practices for employing effective and safe anticoagulation to reduce stroke risk in patients with AF
  • Examine the evidence for selecting a NOAC product for stroke prevention in AF as it pertains to bleeding risk in patients older than 75 years of age
  • Nursing Learning Outcome: After completing this continuing nursing education activity, the learner will be able to outline optimal stroke prevention recommendations to optimize oral anticoagulation for safe and effective stroke prevention in older patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation.



The University of Cincinnati is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Credit Designation:

The University of Cincinnati designates this webcast activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

*The American Academy of Physician Assistants accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.


Nursing Continuing Education

This educational activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ), the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA), and Clinical Care Options.

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP5387.

A maximum of 1.0 contact hour may be earned (which includes 0.25 hours of pharmacology credit) by learners who successfully complete this continuing nursing education activity.

You must participate in at least 90% of this activity and complete the evaluation form to receive nursing continuing professional development credit.

Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE)

The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. ASCP designates this continuing education activity for 1.0 contact hour (0.10 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

Universal Activity Number: 0203-9999-21-021-L01-P

Type of Activity: Application

You must participate in this activity in its entirety and complete the evaluation form to receive CPE credit. Partial credit will not be granted. The course should be posted to CPE Monitor within 60 days of evaluation completion.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
University of Cincinnati requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any relevant conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to the University's policy. University of Cincinnati is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.