Venous Thromboembolism - The Quiz About Blood Clots In Viens

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Venous thromboembolism (VTE), a term referring to blood clots in the veins, is an underdiagnosed and serious, yet preventable medical condition that can cause disability and death. This is a quiz on general knowledge of risks, treatment and preventative measure of Venous Thromboembolism


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    VTE is term for what type of condition/s?
    • A. 

      Pulmonary Hypertension and Post Thrombotic Syndrome

    • B. 

      Ventricular Tachycardia

    • C. 

      Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism

    • D. 

      Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus

  • 2. 
    How does a thrombus or clot develop?
    • A. 

      From Alterations to blood flow which cause venous stasis

    • B. 

      Injury to the vascular endothelium

    • C. 

      Alterations to the constitution of blood which causes hypercoagulability

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    From which vein is a DVT considered to be proximal? (Please choose the most correct answer)
    • A. 

      Posterior Tibial Vein

    • B. 

      Deep Femoral Vein

    • C. 

      External Iliac Vein

    • D. 

      Popliteal Vein

    • E. 

      Great Saphenous Vein

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is of the greatest VTE risk to an individual? (please choose the most correct answer)
    • A. 

      Immobility

    • B. 

      History of VTE

    • C. 

      Dehydration

    • D. 

      Long Haul Flight

    • E. 

      Oral Contraception (The Pill)

  • 5. 
    Which of the following reduces the risk of developing a VTE? (please tick more than one box)
    • A. 

      Anticoagulant medications

    • B. 

      Calf massage

    • C. 

      Mobilising

    • D. 

      Mechanical Compression with graduated compression stockings &/or intermittent pneumatic compression

    • E. 

      Deep breathing exercises

  • 6. 
    Which patients should recieve extended VTE prophylaxis of up to 35 days?
    • A. 

      Total hip artroplasty

    • B. 

      Fractured Neck of Femur

    • C. 

      Ischaemic stroke

    • D. 

      Major Surgery Age> 60yrs

    • E. 

      Major curative cancer surgery

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is a contraindication to mechanical prophylaxis? (please choose the most correct answer)
    • A. 

      Varicose veins

    • B. 

      Superficial thrombo-phelbitis

    • C. 

      Severe peripheral arterial disease

    • D. 

      Obesity

    • E. 

      Previous history of VTE

  • 8. 
    What is the appropriate dose of prophylactic Enoxaparin for a medical patient?
    • A. 

      5000u BD

    • B. 

      60mg OD

    • C. 

      1mg/Kg BD

    • D. 

      40mg OD

    • E. 

      20mg OD

  • 9. 
    LWhen a patient has a confirmed acute DVT what should they wear on their legs?
    • A. 

      Anti-thrombotic stockings

    • B. 

      Intermittent pneumatic compression device

    • C. 

      Nothing

    • D. 

      Class 2 graduated compression stockings

  • 10. 
    What are the signs & symptoms of DVT? (Please tick more than one box)
    • A. 

      Pain

    • B. 

      Swelling

    • C. 

      Redness

    • D. 

      Bruising

    • E. 

      Heat

  • 11. 
    What are the signs & symptoms of PE? (Please tick more than one box)
    • A. 

      Shortness of Breath

    • B. 

      Chest pain

    • C. 

      Tachycardia (pulse>100)

    • D. 

      Haemoptysis

    • E. 

      Low grade temperature

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