Advanced Cardiac Life Support

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Cardiac Quizzes & Trivia

Based on Australian Resuscitation Guidelines 2006 found athttp://resus. Org. Au and UK Resuscitation Council Guidelines 2005 available at http://resus. Org. UkSome questions have more than one answer and all need to be answered to be given as correct. Click on show previous question to see answer.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    To find the correct position for hand placement when delivering chest compressions, one should:
    • A. 

      Place the heel of the hand over the centre of the chest

    • B. 

      Place the heel of the hand 2 finger breaths above the xiphisternum

    • C. 

      Place the heel of the hand over the xiphisternum

    • D. 

      Place the heel of the hand 1 finger breath above the xiphisternum

    • E. 

      Place the heel of the hand over the nipple line

  • 2. 
    The rate of chest compressions per minute should be:
    • A. 

      60

    • B. 

      70

    • C. 

      80

    • D. 

      90

    • E. 

      100

  • 3. 
    For an unwitnessed, in hospital VF/VT cardiac arrest, the sequence of actions is:
    • A. 

      3 'stacked' shock followed by a rhythm check

    • B. 

      3 'stacked' shocks followed by 2minutes of CPR (chest compressions/ventilation)

    • C. 

      1 shock followed by rhythm check

    • D. 

      1 shock followed by 2 minutes of CPR (chest compressions/ventilation)

    • E. 

      Pre cordial thump followed by 3 'stacked' shocks

  • 4. 
    When using an unfamiliar biphasic defibrillator, the initial energy level selected is:
    • A. 

      360J

    • B. 

      260J

    • C. 

      200J

    • D. 

      150J

    • E. 

      100J

  • 5. 
    When using a monophasic deifbrillator, the initial energy level should be:
    • A. 

      150J

    • B. 

      200J

    • C. 

      260J

    • D. 

      300J

    • E. 

      360J

  • 6. 
    If the monitored rhythm is believed to be fine VF, the recommended action should be:
    • A. 

      Defibrillate

    • B. 

      Commence CPR

    • C. 

      Administer Amiodarone

    • D. 

      Administer Adrenaline

    • E. 

      Change gain settings

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      After every shock

    • B. 

      Before every shock

    • C. 

      Every 1-2 minutes

    • D. 

      Every 3-5 minutes

    • E. 

      After the second shock and with alternate shocks

  • 8. 
    In the protocol for VF/VT, Amiodarone is given:
    • A. 

      A bolus of 300mg, followed by 150mg and an infusion of 15mg/kg over 24 hours

    • B. 

      After the 3rd shock, during rhythm check prior to 4th shock

    • C. 

      After Lignocaine 1mg/kg

    • D. 

      Via the endotraceal tube if intravenous access is not available

    • E. 

      Via the intraosseous route if intravenous access is not available

  • 9. 
    During the resuscitation with an endotracheal tube in place,
    • A. 

      There is a pause for ventilation during CPR

    • B. 

      Oxygen should be turned off during defibrillation

    • C. 

      The ventilator or bag-valve device should be disconnected and moved 1m from the patient

    • D. 

      Nasal cannulae or oxygen mask should be moved 1m away from the patient during defibrillation attempts

    • E. 

      The use of self adhesive pads may minimise the risk of sparks compared to paddles