Cardiac Nursing Pre/Post Test

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Cardiac Nursing Pre/Post Test

This quiz will be used to determine the learning experience of students from the time they entered the first learning module until the end of module 1. The results will guide the instructor towards the best teaching methods for this class. Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which chamber of the heart pumps oxygenated blood back into the circulatory system?
    • A. 

      Right atrium

    • B. 

      Right ventricle

    • C. 

      Tricuspid valve

    • D. 

      Left ventricle

  • 2. 
    Another name for ventricular contraction is:
    • A. 

      Systole

    • B. 

      Diastole

    • C. 

      Repolarization

    • D. 

      Sternum

  • 3. 
    The name for the volume of blood in the ventricle immediately before it is ejected is:
    • A. 

      Preload

    • B. 

      Afterload

    • C. 

      Contractility

    • D. 

      Automaticity

  • 4. 
    When determining heart rate in a normal heart, you should always remember that the atrial rate is:
    • A. 

      Always slower than the ventricular rate.

    • B. 

      The most accurate rate to measure.

    • C. 

      Always faster than the ventricular rate.

    • D. 

      Always equal to the ventricular rate.

  • 5. 
    Using the 6 second method or the rule of 10's, which of the following is the atrial rate if the number of P waves on a 6-second strip is 5?
    • A. 

      30

    • B. 

      50

    • C. 

      55

    • D. 

      150

  • 6. 
     Please place a check mark next to the rhythm or rhythms that would require defibrillation.
    • A. 

      Asystole

    • B. 

      Atrial fibrillation

    • C. 

      Supraventricular tachycardia

    • D. 

      Ventricular fibrillation

    • E. 

      Pulseless ventricular tachycardia

  • 7. 
    Please place a check mark next to the rhythm or rhythms that might require cardioversion.
    • A. 

      Third degree heart block

    • B. 

      Rapid unstable atrial fibrillation

    • C. 

      Ventricular tachycardia with a pulse

    • D. 

      Asystole

    • E. 

      Pulseless electrical activity

  • 8. 
    Please place a check mark next to the rhythm or rhythms that would require a transcutaneous pacemaker.
    • A. 

      First degree heart block

    • B. 

      Asystole

    • C. 

      Third degree heart block

    • D. 

      Bradycardia with signs of poor perfusion

    • E. 

      Atrial fibrillation

  • 9. 
    Indicate in the spaces provided whether the following statements related to sinus tachycardia are true.
    • A. 

      Sinus tachycardia decreases the workload of the heart.

    • B. 

      The first intervention for sinus tachycardia is an appropriate drug.

    • C. 

      Sinus tachycardia can be initiated by physical or emotional causes.

    • D. 

      Sinus tachycardia can be a sign of more serious health problems, such as hemorrhage or heart failure.

  • 10. 
    Please answer true or false to the questions below.
    • A. 

      Ventricular fibrillation may be preceded by complete heart block

    • B. 

      Ventricular fibrillation may be preceded by ventricular tachycardia

  • 11. 
     Please interpret the rhythm below.
    • A. 

      Sinus bradycardia

    • B. 

      Idioventricular rhythm

    • C. 

      Type II second degree AV block

    • D. 

      Third degree heartblock

  • 12. 
    The rhythm below is best described as:Please interpret the above rhythm.
    • A. 

      Normal sinus rhytnm

    • B. 

      Atrial fibrillation

    • C. 

      Ventricular fibrillation

    • D. 

      Atrial flutter

  • 13. 
    The rhythm below is best described as:
    • A. 

      Supraventricular tachycardia

    • B. 

      Ventricular fibrillation

    • C. 

      Normal sinus rhythm

    • D. 

      First degree heart block

  • 14. 
    The rhythm below is best described as:
    • A. 

      Ventricular fibrillation

    • B. 

      Pulseless electrical activity

    • C. 

      Asystole

    • D. 

      Idioventricular rhythm

  • 15. 
    The rhythm above is best described as:
    • A. 

      Sinus tachycardia

    • B. 

      Ventricular tachycardia

    • C. 

      Supraventricular tachycardia

    • D. 

      Ventricular tachycardia

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