Do You Know Anticoagulant Therapy ? Play This Quiz

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Anticoagulants are given to people at a high risk of getting clots, to reduce their chances of developing serious conditions such as strokes and heart attacks. Heparin is one of the most used drugs, Test out what you know about it and others like it by taking the quiz below.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following correctly describes how heparin works?  Heparin works by:
    • A. 

      Decreasing platelet aggregation (clumping)

    • B. 

      Dissolving existing clots

    • C. 

      Surrounding existing clots

    • D. 

      Preventing clot formation

  • 2. 
    True or False:  SQ Heparin works in 2 hours, and IV Heparin works within one hour.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    When heparin is discontinued, how long does it take for clotting times to return to normal?
    • A. 

      1-2 hours

    • B. 

      2-6 hours

    • C. 

      4-12 hours

    • D. 

      24-72 hours

  • 4. 
    True or False:  Since heparin is an anticoagulant, there is no need to rotate sites with SQ injections.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    What is the preferred site for heparin SQ injections?
    • A. 

      Buttocks

    • B. 

      Upper outer arms

    • C. 

      Abdomen

    • D. 

      Forearm

  • 6. 
    When injecting SQ heparin, which of the following steps is incorrect?  Select all that apply.
    • A. 

      Clean site with alcohol swab and allow to dry

    • B. 

      Administer by deep subcutraneous injection

    • C. 

      Aspirate prior to injecting

    • D. 

      Inject the solution

    • E. 

      Withdraw needle quickly

    • F. 

      Massage injection site

  • 7. 
    Which of the following medications is the "heparin antidote", or heparin antagonist?
    • A. 

      Coumadin

    • B. 

      Metoprolol

    • C. 

      Protamine sulfate

    • D. 

      Pantoprazole

  • 8. 
    Which of the following medications is the "coumadin antidote", or coumadin antagonist?
    • A. 

      Potassium Chloride (K+)

    • B. 

      Vitamin B12

    • C. 

      Protamine sulfate

    • D. 

      Vitamin K

  • 9. 
    Which laboratory value is monitored with heparin therapy?
    • A. 

      PT

    • B. 

      PTT

    • C. 

      INR

    • D. 

      BUN

  • 10. 
    Which of the following foods should be avoided by patients on anticoagulant therapy?
    • A. 

      Bologna

    • B. 

      Whole milk

    • C. 

      Spinach

    • D. 

      Watermelon

  • 11. 
    True or False:  IV Heparin must always be given via an IV pump. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Which of the following symptoms needs to be reported immediately, when on anticoagulant therapy?  Select all that apply. 
    • A. 

      Unusual bleeding

    • B. 

      Hematemesis

    • C. 

      Hematuria

    • D. 

      Bleeding gums

    • E. 

      Excessive menstrual flow

    • F. 

      Unusual abdominal or back pain

    • G. 

      New right-sided facial droop

  • 13. 
    Which of the following is NOT one of the "Low Molecular-Weight Heparins"?
    • A. 

      Ardeparin (Normiflo)

    • B. 

      Dalteparin (Fragmin)

    • C. 

      Enoxaparin (Lovenox)

    • D. 

      Tinzaparin (Innohep)

    • E. 

      Warfarin (Coumadin)

  • 14. 
    Which two lab values are monitored with coumadin therapy?  
    • A. 

      PT and PTT

    • B. 

      PTT and INR

    • C. 

      PT and INR

    • D. 

      Hgb and Hct