Heparin vs. Coumadin


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Heparin and Coumadin are anticoagulant medications which are used to treat what condition?

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1. Blood clots are made up of what components?

2. If a heparin injection is given subcutaneously, where is it given?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These quiz and worksheet questions on Coumadin and heparin require you to know about a possible side effect of anticoagulant therapy and other aspects of both medications.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be tested on the following:

  • What Coumadin and heparin are used to treat
  • The components of blood clots
  • Where a subcutaneously administered heparin injection is given
  • Types of foods that patients taking Coumadin should avoid
  • A serious side effect of anticoagulant therapy

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Coumadin and heparin
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about a subcutaneously administered heparin injection and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the components of blood clots

Additional Learning

Explore this topic further by reviewing the related lesson titled Heparin vs. Coumadin. Here are examples of what it covers:

  • How Coumadin and heparin are similar
  • The definition of 'blood compounds'
  • How anticoagulants work
  • The meaning of 'cofactors'