ACLS Practice Quiz II

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ACLS Practice Quiz II

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 not in the differential for causing this rhythm?
    • A. 

      Fever

    • B. 

      Anemia

    • C. 

      Anxiety

    • D. 

      Dehydration

    • E. 

      Hypoxia

    • F. 

      Pulmonary Embolus

    • G. 

      Response to Medications

    • H. 

      All are in the Differential

  • 2. 
    Your patient is in the following rhythm and has no pulse.
    • A. 

      Treat with synchronized Cardioversion

    • B. 

      Treat with unsynchronized Defibrillation

  • 3. 
    A patient presents within 60 minutes of an acute neurologic event.  A CT of her brain reveals an acute hemorrhagic CVA. Is the patient a candidate for tPA?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 4. 
    In a patient who presents with new neurologic symptoms, which would not be an absolute contraindication to tPA?
    • A. 

      A history of a GI bleed in the distant past.

    • B. 

      Patient presented with a seizure.

    • C. 

      Patient awakened with symptoms.

    • D. 

      Minor, resolving symptoms.

  • 5. 
    What is the recommended ratio of chest compressions to breaths in CPR?
    • A. 

      30:2

    • B. 

      It depends on the age of the victim.

    • C. 

      It depends on the size of the victim.

    • D. 

      It depends on the sex of the victim.

  • 6. 
    During CPR, the rate of chest compressions should be approximately 100/minute
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Bystander CPR has not been shown to change outcome.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Which of the following does not appear in the algorithm for ventricular fibrillation?
    • A. 

      Epinephrine 1 mg

    • B. 

      Atropine 1 mg

    • C. 

      Defibrillation

    • D. 

      Vasopressin 40 units

    • E. 

      All appear

  • 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 ryhthm.
    • A. 

      Atrial Fibrillation

    • B. 

      Atrial Flutter

    • C. 

      SVT

    • D. 

      Ventricular Tachycardia

    • E. 

      Ventricular Fibrillation

    • F. 

      Ventricular Tachycardia (Torsades de Points)

  • 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. 
    Your patient is in the following rhythm but has no pulse. Which are possible causes for this Pulseless Electrical Activity?
    • A. 

      Hypothermia

    • B. 

      HyperKalemia

    • C. 

      Hypoxia

    • D. 

      Hydrogen Ions (Acidosis)

    • E. 

      Hypothermia

    • F. 

      Hypoglycemia

    • G. 

      Tamponade

    • H. 

      Tension Pneumothorax

    • I. 

      Thrombosis (PE)

    • J. 

      Thrombosis (MI)

    • K. 

      Toxins

    • L. 

      Trauma

  • 13. 
    In a patient with a suspected C-spine injury, the recommended technique for airway opening is the chin-lift/head-tilt
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    During CPR, chest compressions should NOT be interrupted for _____.
    • A. 

      Ventilation

    • B. 

      To intubate a patient who is being ventilated by BVM.

    • C. 

      Rhythm checks in an unchanged rhythm.

    • D. 

      Charging the defibrillator.

    • E. 

      Defibrillation

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