Quiz About CA Channel Blockers

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Muscle cells require calcium to contract. Calcium channel blocker drugs reduce the amount of calcium that enters the smooth muscle in blood vessel walls and heart muscle. Take this quiz on CA channel blockers and see the effects and use of such drugs and how to prescribe them. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which one of the following can NOT be controlled be calcium channel blockers?
    • A. 

      Angina

    • B. 

      Hypertension

    • C. 

      Dysrhythmias

    • D. 

      Valvular disorders

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is NOT a sign of toxicity, from calcium channel blockers?
    • A. 

      Hypotension

    • B. 

      Hypertension

    • C. 

      Bradycardia

    • D. 

      AV block

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is a priority nursing assessment, for the patient taking calcium channel blockers?
    • A. 

      Blood pressure

    • B. 

      Level of consciousness

    • C. 

      Respiratory rate

    • D. 

      Urinary output

  • 4. 
    True or False:  You should withhold a calcium channel blocker if the heart rate is below 70bpm. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    True or False: Calcium channel blockers combined with beta blockers can cause significant hypotension and/or bradycardia.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    True or False: Calcium channel blockers can be used to prevent an acute angina attack. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is NOT accomplished by calcium channel blockers?
    • A. 

      Increased myocardial oxygen supply

    • B. 

      Dilated coronary arteries

    • C. 

      Increased vascular resistance

    • D. 

      Decreased oxygen demand

  • 8. 
    True or False:  Calcium channel blockers decrease the workload of the heart. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Which of the following solutions should you NEVER mix Verapamil with?
    • A. 

      Calcium bicarbonate

    • B. 

      Sodium bicarbonate

    • C. 

      Potassium chloride

    • D. 

      Magnesium sulfate

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