Atrial Fibrillation is commonly encountered by nurses, paramedics, students, residents, and physicians (both primary care and specialist). ‘The AF Guide’, compiled and written by Jason Andrade, MD, FRCPC, amalgamates the complex recommendations surrounding the management of patients with this common arrhythmia and distils them into an easy to use app.
Written by the author of ‘The ECG guide’ and ‘Cardio Calc’, ‘The AF Guide‘ covers the following topics:
✦ Management of acute atrial fibrillation (as encountered in the ER, ICU or hospital ward)
✦ Management of chronic atrial fibrillation with subsections dealing specifically with the strategies of rate control and rhythm control
✦ Using evidence-based strategies to decide when to use anticoagulation vs antiplatelet agents
✦ Balancing risk of stroke vs risk of bleeding in language that is easy to comprehend for health care professionals and patients alike
Key features include:
✔ Estimate stroke and bleeding risk with a concise, evidence-based recommendation as to whether treatment is most appropriate with antiplatelet agents or anticoagulation.
✔ Explain competing risks of stroke vs bleeding in terms patients and health care professionals can understand. ✔ Warfarin dose calculator – Once the decision is made to start chronic anticoagulation, this tool provides simple dosing recommendations based on INR and current warfarin dose.
✔ E-mail results to your patient
✦ Send your recommendations and rationale for treatment directly to your patient
✦ Send warfarin dosing directly to your patient.
✔ Quick access to drugs and dosing needed when managing patient in the acute setting