Understanding Clopidogrel Antiplatelet Therapy

Understanding Clopidogrel Antiplatelet Therapy

Identification: MSNJ2006
Issue: March-April 2020
Volume: Vol. 29/No. 2
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Available until 04/30/2022
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Clopidogrel is a P2Y12 inhibitor effective in reducing the risk of myocardial infarction, stroke, another thromboembolic events. Nurses should incorporate appropriate nursing actions and patient teaching in their plans of care to help patients remain safe and free of adverse events while taking this medication.

Learning Outcome:
After completing this education activity, the learner will be able to incorporate appropriate nursing actions and patient teachings in their plans of care to help patients remain safe and free of adverse events while taking this medication.

Contact hours available until 4/30/22.

Requirements for Successful Completion:

Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.

Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

The author(s), editor, editorial committee, content reviewers, and education director reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education article.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:

No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

Accreditation Statement:
This session is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN).

Anthony J Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nurses, Provider Number CEP 5387.

This article was reviewed and formatted for contact hour credit by Michele Boyd, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, AMSN Education Director.



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Understanding Clopidogrel Antiplatelet Therapy

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Kathy Gregg
5/16/20 10:25 pm

As a med surg nurse these articles are very helpful to help us understand the way medications affect the heart. I enjoyed this article very much and hope to be able to retain much of the information to use in my day to day patient care.

Juanito Santander
7/9/20 5:36 pm

Easy to understand the importance of Clopidogrel.

Verne Giordano
7/18/20 8:17 pm

Very well written

Brenda Williams
8/6/20 9:55 am

Well written and informative article.

Moira Howell
8/28/20 11:04 am

This article was helpful in understanding the use of Plavix. I take care of many patient's who pause their therapy for surgery. Also it was interesting to know it is used in conjunction with Aspirin.

Anal Rathod
8/29/20 6:28 pm

Very informative and educative article.

Kellie Pullen
10/15/20 9:01 am

Many of my patients take Plavix. Some have a tendency to stop without notification for a procedure.

Anita Arguello
4/22/21 1:19 am

There were a few sections I had to re-read, but that is okay. Doing so may me understand it use even greater.

Katie Wyatt
10/20/21 3:06 pm

Great article! Very informative related to the genetic aspect of this medication.