ACLS Medications Trivia Quiz

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When a medical practitioner has to deal with an urgent cardiac arrest, stroke or a patient with life-threatening cardiac emergency they carry out clinical interventions designed to save the patient from succumbing from the medical emergency. This process involves giving them special medication. Take up the test below and see how much you understand on ACLS Medications in preparation for your exam.


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  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Epinephrine .5 mg Q 3-5 minutes

    • B. 

      Epinephrine 1 mg Q 3-5 minutes

    • C. 

      Lidocaine 1-1.5 mg/KG

  • 2. 
    During VF, which drug and dosage may be used in place of Epinephrine?
    • A. 

      Vasopressin 20 units

    • B. 

      Vasopressin 40 units

    • C. 

      Lodocaine 1-1.5 mg/KG

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      Epi 0.01 mg/kg followed by Atropine 0.5 mg or Dopamine 5-10 mcg/kg/min

    • B. 

      Atropine .5 mg followed by Dopamine 2-10 mcg/kg/min or Epi 2-10 mcg/min

    • C. 

      Atropine 1 mg followed by Epi 0.01 mg/kg or Dopamine 5-10 mcg/kg/min

  • 4. 
    Which statement is true about Atropine when used for symptomatic bradycardia?
    • A. 

      (Max 3 mg) (0.02 mg/KG)

    • B. 

      (MAX 2 mg) (0.04 mg/kg)

    • C. 

      (MAX 3 mg) (0.04 mg/kg)

  • 5. 
    What is another treatment (in addition to Atropine) that might be used for symptomatic bradycardia?
    • A. 

      Isoproterenol

    • B. 

      TCP

    • C. 

      Both Isoproterenol and TCP

  • 6. 
    What drugs might be used with PEA?
    • A. 

      EPINEPHRINE 1 mg IV PUSH Q 3-5 MIN

    • B. 

      Lidocaine .5 mg/kg/min

    • C. 

      Atropine .2mg IVP, repeat Q 3-5

  • 7. 
    A useful acronym for handling asystole is what?
    • A. 

      TAE, Transcutaneous Pacing, Atropine, Epinephrine

    • B. 

      ATE, Atropine, Transcutaneous Pacing, Epinephrine

    • C. 

      TEA, Transcutaneous Pacing, Epinephrine, Atropine

  • 8. 
    What is a useful acronym in remembering the drugs that may be administered down an ET tube?
    • A. 

      MAN - Magnesium, Atropine, Naloxone

    • B. 

      SAN - Sodium Bicarbonate, Atropine, Naloxone

    • C. 

      LEAN - Lidocaine, Epinephrine, Atropine, Naloxone

  • 9. 
    Doses administered down an ET tube should be cut in half.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Which drug should not be administered as a bolus (i.e., continuous infusion only)?
    • A. 

      Procainamide

    • B. 

      Amiodarone

    • C. 

      Lidocaine

  • 11. 
    A drug that might be used in place of Epi when dealing with VF is what?
    • A. 

      Atropine .5 mg Q 3-5 min

    • B. 

      Lidocaine 1-1.5 mg/kg

    • C. 

      Vasopressin 40 Units IVP

  • 12. 
    Vasopressin may only be administered once.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Vasopressin and Epi may be administered simultaneously when dealing with VF.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    A useful drug in dealing with persistent tachyarrhythmia causing hypotension is what?
    • A. 

      Adenosine

    • B. 

      Bretillium

    • C. 

      Narcan

  • 15. 
    Adenosine IV initial dosage is 6 mg.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Which statement about Adenosine is true?
    • A. 

      Rapid push is indicated

    • B. 

      Second dose is 12 mg (if required)

    • C. 

      Both rapid push and 12 mg (second dose) are indicated

  • 17. 
    Which statement is true concerning synchronized cardioversion?
    • A. 

      Narrow regular: 50-100J, Wide regular: 100 J

    • B. 

      Narrow regular: 100J, Wide regular: 50-100 J

    • C. 

      Narrow irregular: 200 biphasic or 300J monophasic

  • 18. 
    What is the normal dose of Amiodarone?
    • A. 

      6 mg initial followed by 12 mg in five minutes

    • B. 

      300 mg IV initially, followed by second dose of 150 mg IV in five minutes

    • C. 

      1-1.5 mg/kg/min

  • 19. 
    Amiodarine is used in pulseless VF.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    The first drug normally used in cardiac arrest is what?
    • A. 

      Atropine

    • B. 

      Lidocaine

    • C. 

      Epinephrine