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Programs & Services


Anticoagulation Management Service

 Location: Aberhart Centre

Clinic has pharmacists to manage patients requiring anticoagulant therapy.

The Anticoagulation Clinic (ACC) is staffed by pharmacists that provide initiation and ongoing management of anticoagulant therapies. The ACC manages patients at high thrombotic or bleeding risk, performing the following:

  • individualized education
  • coordination of applicable laboratory testing
  • ongoing anticoagulant dosing decisions

After 6 months of management by the ACC, all patients will be assessed for transfer of anticoaglant management to their primary care physician, with only those at high thrombotic / bleed risk or having ongoing anticoagulant control issued being kept within the ACC.

Contact Details

Aberhart Centre

Location Info
Room 8425
Address
11402 University Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta
T6G 2J3
Telephone
780-407-8597
Fax
780-407-8907
Getting There

Parking and Public transportation available

Entrance is located off University Avenue east of the Cross Cancer Institute south of Kaye Edmonton Clinic South and southwest of the University of Alberta Hospital. Many bus routes through area. LRT Health Sciences station nearby.

Hours of Operation
Days of the Week

Monday
9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Tuesday
9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Wednesday
9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Thursday
9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Friday
9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Access
Service Providers May Include
pharmacists
Eligibility

Patients accepted are prioritized based on risk, with the following factors:

  • age > 16 years
  • prior bleeding or thrombotic complication on anticoagulant therapy
  • significant comorbity impacting anticoagulant control
  • interacting medications impacting anticoagulant control
  • higher thrombotic risk encompasses:
    • mechanical mitral valves
    • mechancial aortic valves with AF, HF, HTN, CVA/TIA/TE
    • valvular AF or NVAF with CHADS2 >/=3
    • VTE (within 3 months), VTE with hypercoagulable states or recurrent VTE or atypical VTE

Patient or caregiver must have access to telephone and must demonstrate capacity to understand the condition and impllication of therapy.

ACC will NOT take the following:

  • inpatients continuing on anticoagulants previously managed by family doctor that are not high risk (criteria above)
Service Access

Referral from an authorized prescriber is required. Use Anticoagulation Clinic (ACC), Aberhart Centre, University of Alberta form via Connect Care.

 

Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.


Wait Times

An estimated wait time will be provided at the time of appointment booking.

Service Languages
Interpreter/Translation services