ACLS Refresher

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 ACLS refresher
This is an online exam on Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support. This is very helpful for allied medical professionals.

  
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  • 1. 
    Which of the following is most accurate regarding the administration of vasopressin during cardiac arrest?
    • A. 

      Vasopressin is indicated for VF and pulseles sVT prior to the delivery of the first shock

    • B. 

      The correct dose of Vasopressin is 40 U administered IV or IO

    • C. 

      Vasopressin is recommended instead of epinephrine for the treatment of asystole

    • D. 

      Vasopressin can be administered twice during cardiac arrest


  • 2. 
    Your patient has been intubated. IV/IO access is not available. Which combination of drugs can be administered by the endotracheal route of administration?
    • A. 

      Amiodarone, Lidocaine, Epinephrine

    • B. 

      Epinephrine, Vasopressin, Amiodarone

    • C. 

      Lidocaine, Epinephrine, Vasopressin

    • D. 

      Vasopressin, Amiodarone, Lidocaine


  • 3. 
    Which of the following statements about the use of magnesium in cardiac arrest is most accurate?
    • A. 

      Magnesium is indicated for VF/pulseless VT associated with torsades de pointes

    • B. 

      Magnesium is indicated for shock-refractory monomorphic VT

    • C. 

      Magnesium is contraindicated in VT associated with a normal QT interval

    • D. 

      Magnesium is indicated for VF refractory to shock and amiodarone or lidocaine


  • 4. 
    A patient with possible ACS and a bradycardia of 42/min has ongoing chest discomfort. What is the initial dose of atropine?
    • A. 

      Atropine 0.5 mg

    • B. 

      Atropine 1.0 mg

    • C. 

      Atropine 0.1 mg

    • D. 

      Atropine 3 mg


  • 5. 
    A patient is in cardiac arrest. VFib has been refractory to an initial shock. Of the following, which drug and dose should be administered first by IV/IO route?
    • A. 

      Atropine 1 mg

    • B. 

      Epinephrine 1 mg

    • C. 

      Vasopressin 20 U

    • D. 

      Sodium bicarbonate 50 mEq


  • 6. 

    You are monitoring this patient after successful resuscitation. You note the above rhythm on the cardiac monitor and document a rhythm strip for the patient's chart. She has no complaints and blood pressure is 110/70 mmHg. Now you would:
    • A. 

      Prepare for transcutaneous pacing (place pacing pads, do not pace yet)

    • B. 

      Give atropine 0.5 mg IV

    • C. 

      Start dopamin 2 to 10 mcg/kg/min and titrate heart rate

    • D. 

      Give atropine 1 mg IV

    • E. 

      Administer sedation and begin immediate transcutaneous pacing at 80 beats/min


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