BT_PO 1.114 Methods for assessing coagulation, platelet function and fibrinolysis

These questions relate to ROTEM which seems to be the favourite viscoelastic assay in use at present. Even my humble little hospital has one of these things.

Q. It takes about an hour to provide clinically useful information.  TRUE/ FALSE

Q. Will reliably detect platelet dysfunction as a result of clopidogrel therapy.  TRUE/ FALSE

Q. Reliably detects the presence of heparin therapy.  TRUE/ FALSE

Q. Can detect primary and delayed fibrinolysis.  TRUE/ FALSE

Q. Will be abnormal if the patient is hypothermic.  TRUE/ FALSE


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