The Anticoagulation Clinic at Guttenberg Municipal Hospital has been helping patients taking anticoagulation medication, or blood thinners, for more than a decade. Our goal is to help patients manage their health for better quality of life.
Anticoagulation therapy is used for the prevention and treatment of blood clots and related medical conditions such as atrial fibrillation, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, total joint replacement and other vascular conditions. These medications, while necessary for the patient’s health, can cause problems if not managed closely. By monitoring PT/INR levels, the clinic helps prevent hospitalizations related to clotting or bleeding.
Our patient-focused approach includes point-of-care testing using finger-stick tests and accurate portable monitors. Because results are available immediately, nurses can review results with the patient and discuss treatment decisions during the same visit. The clinic also helps patients who have to stop taking their medication prior to surgery or other procedures.
Clinics are hosted by certified registered nurses who have extensive training in pharmacology and hematology. Clinics operate several days a week making appointment scheduling convenient.
Anticoagulation Clinic Manager