Preventing Blood Clots After Being in the Hospital: The Role of New Blood Thinners

This activity is for people who were recently in the hospital and may be at risk for a blood clot or for anyone who wants to learn more about preventing blood clots. The goal of this patient education activity is for you to learn about treatment options, including new blood thinners, and to prevent blood clots after being discharged from the hospital.
Educational Partner: Medscape, LLC
Medium: Online Article
Published March 12, 2020
Commercial Support: Supported by an educational grant from Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., administered by Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC

Target Audience

This activity is intended for patients interested in learning about blood clot prevention and treatment.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, patients will learn:
  • Why you may be at risk for a blood clot after being in the hospital
  • How to know if you have a blood clot
  • Treatments for blood clots, including blood thinners
  • The side effects of blood thinners
  • How to lower your risk for blood clots at home
Additional information
ABMS Core Competencies: 
Medical Knowledge
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
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Susan L. Smith, MN, PhD
Lead Scientific Director, Medscape, LLC
Asha P. Gupta, PharmD, RPh
Scientific Content Manager, Medscape, LLC
University of Chicago Medicine

Disclosure Declarations
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine asks everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. This includes any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by or used on patients. The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months, including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner that could create a conflict of interest. Mechanisms are in place to identify and resolve any potential conflict of interest prior to the start of the activity.

Additionally, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine requires authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration, at first mention and where appropriate in the content.

This patient education has been developed through a collaboration between the University of Chicago Medicine and Medscape Education.
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