American Family Children's Hospital

Anticoagulation Services Patient Education

The University of Wisconsin Anticoagulation Program is based in Madison, Wisconsin, but we work with UW Health clinics all across the state to promote safe and quality care for our patients who take anticoagulants. 


Learn more: About the Anticoagulation Clinic


The resources below are designed for patients or caregivers of patients who have either recently started taking an anticoagulant or who have been using therapy for years. Here you will find educational materials on anticoagulant medicines, like warfarin. 


If you have any questions about what you have read on our site please feel free to contact your primary care provider or clinic who is managing your anticoagulant (warfarin, dabigatran, rivaroxaban, apixaban, edoxaban) therapy. 


Preventing Blood Clots


Each year two million people are affected by DVT or deep vein thrombosis, a blood clot that forms in a vein, and of those, 600,000 are hospitalized and 300,000 die. Learn how to lower your DVT risk


For Patients Taking Warfarin (Coumadin®, Jantoven®):


If you are taking a medication called warfarin, you will need to have your blood checked often and will need to work closely with your doctor or clinic to keep you safe while taking it. 


Learn about staying safe while using warfarin: Warfarin and Maintaining Your INR


For Patients Taking Direct Oral Anticoagulants

Patient Education Materials

Video: Warfarin (Coumadin®) and You