ACLS Practice Quiz I

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ACLS Practice Quiz I

This pretest is designed to prepare you for the ACLS certification and re-certification exams. After you have answered the questions and read the comments on each, you will be more than prepared to take and pass the ACLS exams.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following is most likely the result of an untreated arrhythmia?
    • A. 

      Embolic CVA

    • B. 

      Thrombotic CVA

    • C. 

      Hemorrhagic CVA

    • D. 

      Pulmonary Embolus

  • 2. 
    Your patient has unstable vital signs and is in the following rhythm.  What would be the next appropriate intervention?
    • A. 

      Synchronized Cardioversion

    • B. 

      Unsynchronized Defibrillation

  • 3. 
    A patient presents to an Emergency Department unable to speak or to move her right arm.  Her symptoms began approximately 6 hours ago.   This patient is an appropriate candidate for tPA.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is not part of the Cincinnati Prehospital Stroke Scale?
    • A. 

      Facial Droop (Is the face symmetrical? Have the patient smile)

    • B. 

      Arm Weakness (Have the patient close his eyes and hold out both hands, palms up)

    • C. 

      Abnormal Speech (Have the patient say, "You can't teach an old dog new tricks")

    • D. 

      Poor Balance (Have the patient stand on one foot.)

  • 5. 
    An advanced airways is imperative, as per most recent ACLS guidelines.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Hyperventilation during resuscitation can cause and increase in intrathorasic pressure and a decrease in cardiac output.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    The oro-pharyngeal airway (OPA) does trigger the gag reflex.  Is it more appropriately using in conscious or unconscious patients.
    • A. 

      Conscious and semi-conscious patients

    • B. 

      Unconscious

  • 8. 
    In defibrillating VT/VF, in a biphasic defibrillator, the initial shock should be between 120 J and 200 J, each subsequent shock at the same or greater energy. In an monophasic defibrillator, the initial shock should be ______.
    • A. 

      100 J

    • B. 

      200 J

    • C. 

      300 J

    • D. 

      360 J

  • 9. 
    Identify this rhythm.
    • A. 

      First Degree Heart Block

    • B. 

      Second Degree Heart Block, Mobitz 1 (Wenckebach)

    • C. 

      Second Degree Heart Block, Mobitz 2

    • D. 

      Third Degree Heart Block

  • 10. 
    Identify this rhythm.
    • A. 

      First Degree Heart Block

    • B. 

      Second Degree Heart Block, Mobitz 1 (Wenckebach)

    • C. 

      Second Degree Heart Block, Mobitz 2

    • D. 

      Third Degree Heart Block

  • 11. 
    Identify this ryhthm.
    • A. 

      Atrial Fibrillation

    • B. 

      Atrial Flutter

    • C. 

      SVT

    • D. 

      Ventricular Tachycardia

    • E. 

      Ventricular Fibrillation

    • F. 

      Ventricular Tachycardia (Torsades de Points)

  • 12. 
    Identify this ryhthm.
    • A. 

      Atrial Fibrillation

    • B. 

      Atrial Flutter

    • C. 

      SVT

    • D. 

      Ventricular Tachycardia

    • E. 

      Ventricular Fibrillation

    • F. 

      Ventricular Tachycardia (Torsades de Points)

  • 13. 
    Your patient is very lightheaded.  Her Blood pressure = 62/40 mmHg.  HR=38 BPM Her rhythm is below: While awaiting cardiology to place a pacemaker, appropriate interventions include
    • A. 

      Transcutaneous Pacing

    • B. 

      Dopamine 2-10 mcg/kg/minute

    • C. 

      Epinephrine 2-10 mcg/minute

    • D. 

      Atropine 1 mg

  • 14. 
    A patient arrests near a pool and is partially submerged in water, the AED may be safely and effectively discharged with moving the patient.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False