A Unique Quiz On Antiplatelet Drugs

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A Unique Quiz On Antiplatelet Drugs

Antiplatelet drugs, such as aspirin, prevent blood cells called platelets from clumping together to form a clot. Patients who require the use of antiplatelet drugs could have suffered a stroke or have a heart surgery. The unique quiz below tests out how much you know about these types of medication. Try it!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which statement correctly describes how antiplatelet medications work?  Antiplatelet medications:
    • A. 

      Dissolve clots in the bloodstream and vessels

    • B. 

      Dilate the blood vessels to decrease clotting

    • C. 

      Slow platelet creation in the liver

    • D. 

      Decrease platelet clumping in the vessels

  • 2. 
    Which one of these can be used concurrently (at the same time) with warfarin (Coumadin)?
    • A. 

      Aspirin

    • B. 

      Clopidogrel (Plavix)

    • C. 

      Dipyramidole (Persantine)

    • D. 

      Ticlopidine (Ticlid)

  • 3. 
    Which one of these should be taken with food?
    • A. 

      Aspirin

    • B. 

      Clopidogrel (Plavix)

    • C. 

      Dipyramidole (Persantine)

    • D. 

      Ticlopidine (Ticlid)

  • 4. 
    What herbal remedies also possess anti-platetelet characteristics, and should not be taken with anti-platelet medications unless directed by a physician?  Select all that apply. 
    • A. 

      Garlic

    • B. 

      Gingko biloba

    • C. 

      Grapeseed extract

    • D. 

      Evening primrose oil

    • E. 

      Feverfew

  • 5. 
    Which of the following symptoms should be reported to a physician ASAP when using antiplatelet medications?  Select all that apply. 
    • A. 

      Unusual bruising

    • B. 

      Excessive bleeding

    • C. 

      Nausea

    • D. 

      New left-sided facial droop

  • 6. 
    True or False: While on antiplatelet medications, patients should expect to see increased bruising, petechiae, purpura, and bright red blood in their stool.  These are not abnormal findings, and do not need to be reported to the physician.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    True or False: IV antiplatelet drugs are better at preventing platelet aggregation than the oral meds are, and carry a higher risk of bleeding.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Which of the following MUST be monitored when a patient is receiving IV antiplatelet therapy?  Select all that apply. 
    • A. 

      Hemoglobin

    • B. 

      Hematocrit

    • C. 

      Platelet count

    • D. 

      PT/PTT/INR

    • E. 

      Vital signs

    • F. 

      Urine output

    • G. 

      ECG

    • H. 

      BUN/Cr

    • I. 

      Liver function tests

    • J. 

      Intracranial pressure

  • 9. 
    Which of the following would you need to inquire about, before starting a patient on any antiplatelet medication?  Select all that apply. 
    • A. 

      History of brain hemorrhage or hemorrhagic stroke

    • B. 

      GI bleeding

    • C. 

      Peptic ulcer disease

    • D. 

      Known bleeding tendence

    • E. 

      Recent trauma/surgery

  • 10. 
    Which of the following is NOT an IV antiplatelet medication?
    • A. 

      Abciximab (ReoPro)

    • B. 

      Eptifibatide (Integrillin)

    • C. 

      Tirofiban (Aggrastat)

    • D. 

      Heparin

  • 11. 
    After stopping IV antiplatelet medication, how long does it take for bleeding risk to return to normal?
    • A. 

      24 hours

    • B. 

      48 hours

    • C. 

      72 hours

    • D. 

      96 hours

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