ACLS Medications Quiz

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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. 

      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