Home INR Monitoring Patient Training
At Alere, we believe that proper training is the key to Home INR Monitoring success.
We offer personalized Face-2-Face® training for all new patients on all INR monitoring systems, regardless of insurance coverage.
The Alere Face-2-Face® proprietary training program is administered by experienced and accredited nurse trainers that assures your patients receive the personal attention they deserve. Our goal is to always ensure a patient’s maximum success and confidence in Home INR Monitoring, which ultimately increases their ability to remain compliant with your prescribed testing instructions.
Once on service, we offer continuous support for those needing additional assistance. Patients will actively participate in the training session and will only graduate training when they have demonstrated full competence in testing on their own or with the help of a caregiver.
* University of Southern Indiana, College of Nursing and Health Professions.
Once we have verified the patient’s insurance coverage and they elect to move forward with our Home INR Monitoring Program, a Face-2-Face® trainer will schedule training.
During training, patients will learn how to:
Obtain a blood sample with a simple fingerstick
Operate the INR monitor
Report their INR test results via the web, the app or phone
A safe and healthy lifestyle while taking warfarin, with our Alere™ WellLife educational program
Patient Training Options:
Home: Training in the comfort and privacy of their home by an Alere trainer
Office: In your office, during office hours by your Alere trained office nursing staff.
For reimbursement billing, your office may then choose to either:
• Directly bill insurance for training services
• Bill Alere for training services (Staff are accredited Alere trainers)
Alere™ Home Monitoring trainers are certified by the nationally recognized training program from the University of Southern Indiana (USI), College of Nursing and Health Professions. This program, which is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation, was co-developed by Alere and USI.2
This interactive online Certificate Program is the only accredited program available today for Home INR Monitoring and has been reviewed by local and national experts. The course focuses on the clotting system, clinical evidence to support self-testing, patient assessment, principles of successful adult teaching strategies, and teaching strategies specific to Home INR Monitoring.
- CMS National Decision Memo for Prothrombin Time (INR) Monitor for Home Anticoagulation Management (CAG-00087R), 3/19/2008.www.cms.hhs.gov.
- Anticoagulation Patient Self Testing Educator Certificate Program from the College of Nursing and Health Professions at the University of Southern Indiana.
Alere™ Home Monitoring Service Program
Alere has developed an industry leading program to help healthcare professionals provide the highest quality anticoagulation management.
Contact Alere 1.866.408.1205 today!