Bls Practice Test

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BLS Practice Test
This 30 question quiz was designed to prepare you for the BLS Certifying exam. Once you complete it, you will be more than ready to pass the exam.

  
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1.  In two-rescuer CPR, the providers should change roles approximately after 5 cycles (approximately every two minutes).
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2.  When an advanced airway is in place, chest compressions should be withheld while a breath is being given.
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3.  Which of the following is NOT a component of high quality CPR?
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4.  Infants and children become hypoxemic more quickly than adults so giving breaths early in CPR is very important.
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5.  Once a patient is identified as pulseless, chest compressions should be initiated within 10 seconds.
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6.  In infant CPR, the head should be hyperextended to open the airway.
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7.  In 2-rescuer CPR, where the patient is between 1 years old and puberty, the chest compression to breaths ratio is:
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8.  Seeing the chest rise during ventilation is a good indication that the patient is receiving effective breaths.
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9.  Interruptions in CPR have NOT been shown to have a negative impact on survival.
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10.  What is the recommended length of time for a pulse check?
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11.  In which of the following situations is moving a patient during CPR appropriate?
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12.  In one-provider CPR, what is the recommended ratio of compressions to breaths?
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13.  The interval from collapse to defibrillation is an important determinant of the likelihood of survival.
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14.  In infants, where is the recommended location for a pulse check?
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15.  What is the approximate rate of compressions in adult CPR?
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16.  If during a 10 second pulse check you are not sure if you feel a pulse, you should immediately resume chest compressions.
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17.  Your patient, whom you believe to be cardiac arrest, takes one gasping, agonal breath.  You should withhold CPR while you asses his respiratory status.
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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.
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19.  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'?
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20.  In adults, chest compressions should be to a depth of 4 to 5 inches.
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21.  If you believe there is risk of a c-spine injury, open the airway using the jaw-thrust method.
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22.  In infant CPR, chest compressions may be given with 2 fingers or with the thumbs-encircling hands technique.
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23.  If the victim is lying in a shallow puddle of water, be should be moved before attempting to give an AED shock.
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24.  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)
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25.  For infants, an AED is preferred over a manual defibrillator.
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26.  When the patient is between 1 years old and puberty, chest compressions should be approximately 1/3 the depth of the chest.
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27.  In infant CPR, the landmark for chest compressions is the mid chest, just below the nipple line.
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28.  In an patient with a pacemaker or AICD, the AED pads should be placed directly over the device.
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29.  Over what age should you use 'Adult' AED pads?
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30.  Cricoid pressure should be applied to all patients to minimize the risk of aspiration.
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