The Ideal Quiz On Anemia & Dyscarias

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The Ideal Quiz On Anemia & Dyscarias

Anaemia is a common disease that is as a result of blood having a low degree of healthy red blood cells whereas dyscrasia is a nonspecific term that refers to a disease of the blood. The quiz below covers these two diseases and what you know so far. Give it a try and see how high you score.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Peggy has presented with spoonshaped fingernails, PICA, chelitits, glossitis, fatigue, irritability and numbness.  The doctor has diagnosed her with anemia.  What type of anemia would a nurse expect these s/s are related to?
    • A. 

      Aplastic

    • B. 

      Iron

    • C. 

      Sickle cell

    • D. 

      Hemophilia A

    • E. 

      Hemophilia B

  • 2. 
    Michael has been diagnosed with anemia.  He suffers from poor nutrition and after testing his cells are microcytic.  His blood panel comes back with normal WBC and Plt counts.  However, his RBC, Hgb, and Hct are low.  What type of anemia does Michael have?
    • A. 

      Aplastic

    • B. 

      Iron

    • C. 

      Pernicious

    • D. 

      Hemophilia

    • E. 

      Sickle Cell

  • 3. 
    The nurse needs to give the pt a IM injection of Fe for anemia.  What considerations should the nurse make when giving this medication?
    • A. 

      IM Z track with a wet needle.

    • B. 

      IM Z track with a mixed injection of Fe and Insulin.

    • C. 

      IM Z track with a dry needle.

  • 4. 
    A pt has been prescribed ferrous sulfate 300mg q 8hr.  What would not be suitable liquids for a pt to take with Fe anemia?
    • A. 

      Coffee

    • B. 

      Juice

    • C. 

      Water

    • D. 

      Milk

  • 5. 
    Linda has had a gastectomy.  She presents with N/V and a sore tongue and her children say she has become more disconnected with reality.  Linda's mother also suffered from anemia.  What type of anemia would the nurse expect Linda to have?
    • A. 

      Aplastic

    • B. 

      Iron

    • C. 

      Pernicious

    • D. 

      Sickle Cell

    • E. 

      Hemophilia B

  • 6. 
    Keith has an anemia that is an auto immune disorder that doesn't allow B12 to be excreted in the intestines.  Cobaldime has been prescribed for Keith QDx2 weeks for 6 months.  His labs have come back and his WBC and Plt's are all normal.  His cells are macrocytic.  What type of anemia does Keith have?
    • A. 

      Aplastic

    • B. 

      Iron

    • C. 

      Sicle Cell

    • D. 

      Pernicious

    • E. 

      Hemophilia A

  • 7. 
    75% mortality rate in this anemia is expected if the anemia is not treated as the pt is at risk of for bleeding and infection.
    • A. 

      Aplastic

    • B. 

      Iron

    • C. 

      Pernicious

    • D. 

      Sickle Cell

    • E. 

      Hemophila

  • 8. 
    Doug works in demolition. He presents with an infection.  He has an arm wound that fails to heel and seeps constantly.  He has a low RBC, WBC and Plt count.  His RBC indicies is low.  What type of anemia does Doug have?
    • A. 

      Iron

    • B. 

      Aplastic

    • C. 

      Pernicious

    • D. 

      Hemophiila A

    • E. 

      Von Wilebrands

  • 9. 
    Sarah has had a bone marrow transplant and is on immuno suppressive drugs.  Her cells are normocytic.  What teachings would the nurse instruct Sarah on for her Aplastic anemia?
    • A. 

      Use soft tooth brushes

    • B. 

      Use electric razors

    • C. 

      Treat infections promptly

    • D. 

      All the above

  • 10. 
    Which virus can be a cause of aplastic anemia?
    • A. 

      HIV

    • B. 

      Influenza

    • C. 

      Epstein Bar

    • D. 

      TB

  • 11. 
    John is an 89 year old man who has to get 4 pints of blood transfused every 3-4 months.  He reports that his stool is normal.  He has prednisone ordered and he reports that he has been taking it as scheduled.  What type of anemia could John have?
    • A. 

      Iron

    • B. 

      Pernicious

    • C. 

      Von Willebrand

    • D. 

      Aplastic

    • E. 

      Hemophilia A

  • 12. 
    Rani has hepatitis A and is a chronic alcoholic.  His RBCs are low as is his Hgb.  His cells present as normocytic.  What type of anemia does Rani most likely suffer from?
    • A. 

      Iron

    • B. 

      Pernicious

    • C. 

      Aplastic

    • D. 

      Sickle Cell

  • 13. 
    Robert presents with hematuria and is jaundiced.  Robert is a 16 year old male that has impaired physical mobility.  His RBC is shaped like a c and is blocking tissue perfusion.  Robert has fought chronic infections.  His mother is often seen crying and blaming herself as her father also had many of the same symptoms.  What anemia could Robert be suffering from?
    • A. 

      Iron

    • B. 

      Pernicious

    • C. 

      Sickle Cell

    • D. 

      Hemophiila A

    • E. 

      Hemophilia B

  • 14. 
    • A. 

      Sickle Cell

    • B. 

      Pernicious

    • C. 

      Von Willebrand

    • D. 

      Aplastic

    • E. 

      Iron

  • 15. 
    Epogen is often prescribed along with Cetiedil and Butyrate.  This anemia leaves WBC and Plt within normal ranges and has normocytic cells.  Along with medication, a non pharmacological tx would be decrease crisis, warm fluids, and emotional support.  This most describes which type of anemeia?
    • A. 

      Hemophilia A

    • B. 

      Hemophilia B

    • C. 

      Sickle Cell

    • D. 

      Von Willebrand

  • 16. 
    Lisa has anemia.  Factor VIII is low and her PTT is prolonged.  She bleed time is longer after trauma and her gums bleed freequently.  She receives whole blood plasma when needed.  Because of her disorder, she has to have limited injections.  What type of anemia does Lisa suffer from?
    • A. 

      Hemophilia A

    • B. 

      Hemophilia B

    • C. 

      Von Willebrand

    • D. 

      Sickle Cell

  • 17. 
    Nick has the most common coagulation disorder.  His PTT is prolonged and his RBC must be tested for antibodies before transfusion.  He gets nose bleeds frequently and his granfather on his mothers side also has the same problem.  He needs fresh frozen plasma on ocassion.  What type of anemeia does Nick have?
    • A. 

      Hemophilia A

    • B. 

      Hemophilia B

    • C. 

      Von Willebrands

    • D. 

      Sickle Cell

  • 18. 
    On Christmas day, Brad was in a car accident.  Brad's wounds do not seem to clot, which he has never had a problem with before.  Upon testing, his PTT is prolonged and his clotting factor VIII is low.  Upon closer review, his Factor IX is the problem.  What type of anemia does Brad have?
    • A. 

      Hemophilia A

    • B. 

      Hemophilia B

    • C. 

      Von Willebrands

    • D. 

      Sickle Cell

  • 19. 
    Tim is on Proplex QD.  He cannot use a safety razor to shave.  Tim was adopted and does not know his family history but it is certain that his grandfather must have had the same anemia.  Tim lives in fear of injuring himself again and goes to councelling.  It wasn't until he had a skiing accident that he found out he had this particular anemeia.  What type of anemia does Tim have?
    • A. 

      Hemophilia A

    • B. 

      Hemophilia B

    • C. 

      Sickle Cell

    • D. 

      Von Willebrands

  • 20. 
    Larry must take Heomfil, Humate, or Koate.  His father wont let him play football for fear of being injured.   Larry bruises quite easily and his mother has a lot of guilt for passing this anemia on to her son.  What type of anemeia does Larry have?
    • A. 

      Hemophilia A

    • B. 

      Hemophilia B

    • C. 

      Sickle Cell

    • D. 

      Pernicious