ACLS Practice Quiz III

13 Questions | Total Attempts: 142

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ACLS Practice Quiz III

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

      Adenosine 6 mg

    • B. 

      Synchronized Cardioversion

    • C. 

      Agressive Hydration

    • D. 

      A or B

  • 2. 
    Your patient has stable vitals and is in the following rhythm.
    • A. 

      Ask the patient to Valsalva.

    • B. 

      Attempt Carotid Massage

    • C. 

      Treat with Adenosine 6mg Fast IV push

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    In a potential stroke patient, what is the NINDS recommendation for the length of time from ED presentation to performing a CT?
    • A. 

      5 Minutes

    • B. 

      25 Minutes

    • C. 

      1 Hour

    • D. 

      As quickly as possible

  • 4. 
    As per most recent BLS guidelines, what is the appropriate order of intervention in an adult victim?
    • A. 

      Airway-Breathing-Chest Compressions (ABC's)

    • B. 

      Chest Compressions-Airway-Breathing (CAB's)

  • 5. 
    In post cardiac arrest care, the oxygen saturation should be kept at 100%.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The naso-pharyngeal airway (NPA) does not active the gag reflex so it does not cause vomiting. Is it more appropriately used in the conscious or unconscious patient?
    • A. 

      Conscious or semi-conscious

    • B. 

      Unconscious

  • 7. 
    CPR should be begun while the AED is readied for use.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    In which rhythm is escalating doses of epinephrine (1 mg, followed by 3 mg, followed but 5 mg q 5 minutes) indicated?
    • A. 

      Pulseless VT

    • B. 

      VF

    • C. 

      Asystole

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 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. 
    The recommended length of time for a Rhythm Check is <10 seconds.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    During a resuscitation, with an ET tube in place, chest compressions should be paused to give a breath?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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