Valley Health System's Anticoagulation Management Service is an effective way for patients and their physicians to manage and monitor anticoagulation therapy.
How does the service work?
After taking blood using a simple finger stick, one of a specially trained Valley Hospital nurses obtains INR results quickly using the CoaguChek point-of-care testing device. In addition, the nurse provides one-on-one patient education and information, and makes appropriate dosage adjustments according to the Valley Hospital Medical Board-approved protocol. The service offers a vital communication link between patient and physician, thereby enhancing patient care.
Physicians register their patients for the service and the patient schedules his/her own appointments. The service is provided at the Valley Community Care, located at 1114 Goffle Road in Hawthorne.
Current literature illustrates that increased monitoring of patients on the anticoagulation agent warfarin (Coumadin) decreases the risk of hemorrhage and the potential of life-threatening thromboembolic events.
The program has been in operation since 1997 and was the first one of its kind in Bergen and Passaic counties. For more information, please call The Valley Hospital Community Care at
973-427-7676 #0 and inquire about the program how to become a patient in the Anticoagulation Management Service.