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Unique Clinical Decision Support App And Online Tool Helps Clinicians Manage Anticoagulation Medications During Surgery

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A new, freely-available smart phone application and online tool developed by an IPRO-led coalition enables clinicians to easily determine whether, when, and how to stop and restart the use of warfarin and oral anticoagulants during elective surgery and other invasive procedures.

Creators of this unique app, known as “MAPPP” (Management of Anticoagulation in the Peri-Procedural Period), believe this is the first time evidence-based guidance on this critical topic has been made available in an easy-to-use smart phone application. Intuitively organized, the MAPPP app provides individualized patient guidance for management of anticoagulant medications based on patient thrombosis (blood clot) risk and specific procedural bleeding risk. The tool is available on the Apple App Store and the Android Market.

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