Tbi's And Related Medication

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Medication Quizzes & Trivia

This is a quiz that will test a persons knowledge of TBI medication and its effects.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following are stages of treatment for TBI's.  
    • A. 

      Acute: to stabilize the patient immediately after the injury

    • B. 

      Subacute: to rehabilitate and return the patient to the community;

    • C. 

      Chronic: to continue rehabilitation and treat the long-term impairments.

    • D. 

      Both A & B

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    Which is the neurological scale which aims to give a reliable, objective way of recording the conscious state of a person, for initial as well as continuing assessment?
    • A. 

      The Glasgow Coma Scale

    • B. 

      American Injury Association (AIA) Impairment Scale

  • 3. 
    Which diverse group of pharmaceuticals is used in the treatment of epileptic seizures?
    • A. 

      Antidepressant

    • B. 

      Anticonvulsants

    • C. 

      Osmotic diuretics

    • D. 

      Stimulants

  • 4. 
    Antispasticity Medications are used to?
    • A. 

      Reduce painful cramping and detrimental muscle tightening

    • B. 

      Reduce intracranial pressure

  • 5. 
    Which drugs below would be considered Anitdepressants? Check all that apply:
    • A. 

      Pergolide (Permax)

    • B. 

      Paroxetine (Paxil)

    • C. 

      Risperdal (Pisperidone)

  • 6. 
    Medications that may help increase alertness and some aspects of cognitive functioning in patients with brain are called?
    • A. 

      Electrolytes

    • B. 

      Psychotropic Medication

    • C. 

      Stimulants

    • D. 

      Barbiturates

  • 7. 
    Which medicines are used to help prevent early seizures in head injury?  Select all that apply:
    • A. 

      Phenytoin (Dilantin)

    • B. 

      Gabapentin (Neurontin)

    • C. 

      Carbamazepine (Tegretol)

    • D. 

      Mannitol (Osmitrol, Resectisol)

    • E. 

      Clonanzepam (Klonopin)

  • 8. 
    Calcium Channel Blockers typically do the following:
    • A. 

      Disrupt the calcium (Ca2+) conduction of calcium channels

    • B. 

      Improve efficacy of calcium channels

  • 9. 
    Examples of anti-Parkinson's medications include:
    • A. 

      Aricept and Exelon

    • B. 

      Ritalin and Provigil

    • C. 

      Sinemet and Symmetrel

  • 10. 
    An antidepressant can take up to __________ before a noticeable change occurs.
    • A. 

      3-8 days

    • B. 

      3-8 weeks

  • 11. 
    _____________ has been demonstrated to improve outcomes of patients with traumatic subarachnoid hemorrhages?
    • A. 

      Tegratol

    • B. 

      Nimodipine

    • C. 

      Barbiturates

    • D. 

      Ritalin

  • 12. 
    Examples of anticonvulsant medication(s) include?
    • A. 

      Tegretol

    • B. 

      Neurontin

    • C. 

      Risperdal

  • 13. 
    SSRI’s is an acronym for?
    • A. 

      Selective spasticity reuptake impluse

    • B. 

      Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors

  • 14. 
    These agents may increase alertness in patients with brain injury; also may help in occasional patients with Posttraumatic Parkinsonism:
    • A. 

      Dopamine agonist

    • B. 

      Antianxietal agonist

    • C. 

      Anticonvulsants

  • 15. 
    The most secondary trauma induced brain insults are?
    • A. 

      Hypotension and hypoxia

    • B. 

      Posttraumatic amnesia & stress

  • 16. 
    The inability to lay down new memories after a head injury is labeled?
    • A. 

      Posttraumatic amnesia

    • B. 

      Posttraumatic stress disorder

  • 17. 
    _____________ medications, such as aspirin, raise the risk of intracranial bleeding with even trivial head injuries?
    • A. 

      SSRi's

    • B. 

      Anticoagulants and antiplatelet

    • C. 

      Anticonvulsants

  • 18. 
    Agents that are used to reduce intracranial pressure are called?
    • A. 

      Osmotic diuretics

    • B. 

      Stimulants

    • C. 

      Antiparkinson agents

  • 19. 
    A medication used to treat Alzheimer's disease that is being studied for possible benefit after TBI is _____________?
    • A. 

      Aricept

    • B. 

      Ritalin

    • C. 

      Permax

  • 20. 
    Which medications are preferred for debilitating muscle spasms?
    • A. 

      Dantrolene

    • B. 

      Diazepam

    • C. 

      Tizanidine

    • D. 

      Baclofen

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