Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Education

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) offers a free booklet and a video about anticoagulants (also known as blood thinners). The following links from AHRQ will help you understand the basics of staying safe while taking warfarin.

Video – Staying Active and Healthy: Blood Thinners

Staying Active and Healthy with Blood Thinners, a 10-minute video, features easy-to-understand explanations of how blood thinners work and why it's important to take them correctly.

English video (10 min, 26 sec)

English video transcript

B.E.S.T. English video (2 min, 03 sec)

B.E.S.T. English video transcript


Spanish video (11 min, 34 sec)

Spanish video transcript

B.E.S.T. Spanish video (2 min, 07 sec)

B.E.S.T. Spanish video transcript

Booklet – Blood Thinner Pills: Your Guide to Using Them Safely

Blood Thinner Pills: Your Guide to Using Them Safely, a 24-page booklet, explains how these pills can help prevent dangerous blood clots from forming and what to expect when taking these medicines. After downloading the booklet, you may make as many copies as needed.

Download print version of the guide – Consumer guide in PDF (530 KB)

Or view the guide online

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, provides practical health care information, research findings, and data to help consumers, health providers, health insurers, researchers, and policymakers make informed decisions about health care issues.