Bls Practice Test

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  • 1. 
    Once a patient is identified as pulseless, chest compressions should be initiated within 10 seconds.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 2. 
    In adults, chest compressions should be to a depth of 4 to 5 inches.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 3. 
    What is the approximate rate of compressions in adult CPR?
    • A. 

      60/minute

    • B. 

      80/minute

    • C. 

      100/minute

    • D. 

      120/minute


  • 4. 
    Interruptions in CPR have NOT been shown to have a negative impact on survival.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 5. 
    Seeing the chest rise during ventilation is a good indication that the patient is receiving effective breaths.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 6. 
    Recognition, CPR, Defibrillation, Advanced Life Support, and Post Arrest Care are part of the Adult Chain of Survival.  What is the rational for not including 'Ventilation'?
    • A. 

      Ventilation is unimportant

    • B. 

      The most recent AHA guidelines emphasize chest compressions of over the need for ventilation because it has a much greater effect on mortality.


  • 7. 
    The appropriate sequence of BLS care has been changed from A-B-C (Airway-Breathing-Chest Compressions) to C-A-B (Chest Compressions-Airway-Breathing)
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 8. 
    Which of the following is NOT a component of high quality CPR?
    • A. 

      At least 100 chest compressions/minute

    • B. 

      Minimal interruptions in CPR

    • C. 

      Allowing complete recoil of the chest

    • D. 

      All are components of high quality CPR


  • 9. 
    Your patient, whom you believe to be cardiac arrest, takes one gasping, agonal breath.  You should withhold CPR while you asses his respiratory status.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 10. 
    Cricoid pressure should be applied to all patients to minimize the risk of aspiration.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 11. 
    If during a 10 second pulse check you are not sure if you feel a pulse, you should immediately resume chest compressions.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 12. 
    In one-provider CPR, what is the recommended ratio of compressions to breaths?
    • A. 

      15:1

    • B. 

      15:2

    • C. 

      30:1

    • D. 

      30:2


  • 13. 
    What is the recommended length of time for a pulse check?
    • A. 

      5 seconds

    • B. 

      10 seconds

    • C. 

      30 seconds

    • D. 

      As long as necessary.


  • 14. 
    If you believe there is risk of a c-spine injury, open the airway using the jaw-thrust method.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 15. 
    In two-rescuer CPR, the providers should change roles approximately after 5 cycles (approximately every two minutes).
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 16. 
    The interval from collapse to defibrillation is an important determinant of the likelihood of survival.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 17. 
    Over what age should you use 'Adult' AED pads?
    • A. 

      8 years old

    • B. 

      12 years old

    • C. 

      18 years old

    • D. 

      21 years old


  • 18. 
    When the time interval between the last chest compression and the AED shock is less then 10 seconds, the shock is more likely to be effective.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 19. 
    If the victim is lying in a shallow puddle of water, be should be moved before attempting to give an AED shock.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 20. 
    In an patient with a pacemaker or AICD, the AED pads should be placed directly over the device.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 21. 
    In 2-rescuer CPR, where the patient is between 1 years old and puberty, the chest compression to breaths ratio is:
    • A. 

      15:1

    • B. 

      15:2

    • C. 

      30:1

    • D. 

      30:2


  • 22. 
    When the patient is between 1 years old and puberty, chest compressions should be approximately 1/3 the depth of the chest.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 23. 
    Infants and children become hypoxemic more quickly than adults so giving breaths early in CPR is very important.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 24. 
    In infants, where is the recommended location for a pulse check?
    • A. 

      Carotid Artery

    • B. 

      Femoral Artery

    • C. 

      Brachial Artery

    • D. 

      Radial Artery


  • 25. 
    In infant CPR, chest compressions may be given with 2 fingers or with the thumbs-encircling hands technique.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 26. 
    In infant CPR, the landmark for chest compressions is the mid chest, just below the nipple line.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 27. 
    In infant CPR, the head should be hyperextended to open the airway.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 28. 
    For infants, an AED is preferred over a manual defibrillator.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 29. 
    When an advanced airway is in place, chest compressions should be withheld while a breath is being given.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 30. 
    In which of the following situations is moving a patient during CPR appropriate?
    • A. 

      The patient is lying on his stomach.

    • B. 

      The patient is in a burning building.

    • C. 

      The patient is on a soft mattress.

    • D. 

      The patient is an a place or position where you cannot do effective CPR.

    • E. 

      All of the above


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