BT_PO 1.118 Pharmacology of heparin and LMWH

Excepting anaesthetic drugs and antibiotics, heparin is probably the drug that most of us have daily contact with, whether we are prescribing, administering or just managing it in the perioperative period.

Q. LMWH does not cause HITTS.  TRUE/FALSE

Q. High dose UFH is characterized by 0 order pharmacokinetics.  TRUE/ FALSE

Q. All heparins greatly increase the activity of Antithrombin.  TRUE/ FALSE

Q. Heparins are recombinant products.  TRUE/ FALSE

Q. Recent administration of 5000U heparin sc is a contraindication to neuraxial blockade. TRUE/ FALSE

Look at the ASRA guidelines for the last one, the answer may surprise you.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s