engage warfarin self-care

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Free

Patients receiving treatment to prevent blood clots can use the engage self-care app to self-test safely and conveniently. Using the engage app can reduce the need for regular clinic visits by monitoring your INR (International Normalised Ratio) at home, at work or while abroad, and make the results available to your care team immediately.

You will need an INR home testing kit to carry out the tests.

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Who is it suitable for?

Patients over the age of 18 receiving warfarin anticoagulation therapy in the UK.

How does it work?

The engage self-care app gives you access to step-by-step tutorials that help you learn to self-test at your convenience and understand how your diet and lifestyle can affect your INR.

By connecting directly with your clinic's anticoagulation software, the app lets you provide up-to-date INR results at any time. The information is then used by your care team to send your dosing schedule directly to you. A daily reminder of the tablets you should be taking and the date of your next test will also be provided.

This increases the time your INR values are kept within the therapeutic range, improving health outcomes and reducing the chance of developing serious conditions like strokes.

How do I access it?

Ask your anticoagulation care team to sign you up to this programme or contact the supplier, LumiraDx, on 01209 710999 or via their website. Once signed up, the engage self-care app is free to download from the App Store and Google Play and will work on smartphones, tablets or computers connected to the internet.