From this CPD module on warfarin and INR testing you will learn:
- What warfarin is used for
- How the dose of warfarin is determined and target international normalised ratios (INRs) for different conditions
- What INR testing involves
- Common warfarin interactions and contraindications
Download this module - this includes the 5-minute test - here.
Over 840,000 people in the UK are on long-term anticoagulant treatment. Warfarin is a member of the coumarin class of anticoagulants and accounts for the single largest proportion of these prescribed anticoagulants.
Warfarin is indicated for the treatment and prevention of strokes, heart attacks and blood clots, among others.The formation of a clot in the body is a complex process that involves multiple substances, known as ‘clotting factors’.
Warfarin decreases the body’s ability to form blood clots,