ACLS Readiness Trivia Quiz

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ACLS Readiness Trivia Quiz

Code One's free online ACLS readiness quiz helps determine your success with the American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support course. You will be asked 10 questions pertaining to basic life support (CPR/AED), airway management, rhythm interpretation, ACLS pharmacology, acute coronary syndromes, and stroke. Upon completion, you'll receive your score and a recommendation as to whether or not you're ready to take ACLS (and, if not, how you can prepare). Your name and email address are protected by Code One's privacy policy and they will not be sold, rented, or abused. Code One may use it to contact you about your ACLS readiness score and consult with you on how to prepare for ACLS. We hope to see you in class!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following answers describes the highest quality CPR?
    • A. 

      Perfomed by the strongest individual on the code team for the entirety of the resuscitation.

    • B. 

      Compressions are performed gently to avoid injury to the patient at a speed that does not exceed 100 compressions/minute.

    • C. 

      CPR that is performed hard (at least 2 inches depth), fast (at least 100 compressions/min), and with minimal interruptions (less than 10s).

    • D. 

      Recent evidence demonstrates that rescue breathing is more important than chest compressions, and therefore, no chest compressions should be performed.

  • 2. 
    A 46 year old intubated male is receiving CPR following a witnessed cardiac arrest.  Which of the following describes the perfomance of CPR on a patient with an advanced airway?
    • A. 

      CPR is perfomed without changes at a ratio of 30 compressions to 2 rescue breaths.

    • B. 

      The compression to ventilation ratio is reduced to 15:2.

    • C. 

      Compressions are performed at a rate of less than 100 per minute; ventilations are delivered twice every 3-5 seconds.

    • D. 

      Compressions are performed at a rate of at least 100 per minute; ventilations are delivered once every 6-8 seconds.

  • 3. 
    A 65 year old adult male being seen in the emergency department for respiratory failure suddenly stops breathing and displays a sinus bradycardic rhythm of 48/min on the monitor.  Which of the following is the priority intervention for this patient?
    • A. 

      Lay patient in a supine position, confirm the presence of a pulse, and begin to ventilate the patient at a rate of 12/minute.

    • B. 

      Immediately administer 0.5 mg Atropine via IV to correct the bradycardia.

    • C. 

      Begin CPR at a rate of 30 compressions to 2 rescue breaths.

    • D. 

      Apply pads to patient's chest and begin to pace at 70/min.

  • 4. 
    A 72 year old male is being resuscitated after a witnessed cardiac arrest.  One shock was administered approximately one minute ago to treat the rhythm seen below.  Attempts to place an IV have failed and an intraosseous access has been established.  What is the first appropriate pharmacological intervention?
    • A. 

      0.5 mg Atropine, IO

    • B. 

      1 mg Epinephrine, IO

    • C. 

      300 mg Amiodarone, IO

    • D. 

      6 mg Adenosine, IV

  • 5. 
    A 19 year old female in the emergency department for suspected opiate overdose is being ventilated using a bag-valve-mask at 12 breaths per minute and with a heart rate of 72.  The respiratory therapist is reporting increasing resistance and reduced compliance with ventilations.  You should:
    • A. 

      Immediately intubate the patient.

    • B. 

      Establish IV access and administer 8 mg of naloxone (Narcan).

    • C. 

      Reposition the airway and use a simple airway adjunct, evaluate for improved compliance and reduced resistance.

    • D. 

      Stop ventilating the patient and start compression only CPR.

  • 6. 
    Which medications should be considered in the treatment of acute coronary syndromes?
    • A. 

      DOOM - Digitalis, Oxycodone, Oxygen, Morphine

    • B. 

      GNOME - Gabapentin, Nitroglycerine, Oxygen, Milk of Magnesia, Epinephrine

    • C. 

      MONA - Morphine, Oxygen, Nitroglycerine, Aspirin

    • D. 

      MOAN - Metformin, Ondansetron, Aspirin, Naloxone

  • 7. 
    A conscious, awake, and alert male complaining of left sided chest pain for 2 hours duration is being seen in the emergency department.  The patient has an easy work of breathing; RR 18; BP 148/92; HR 112; and SpO2 92% on room air.  What is the best plan of action to manage this patient?
    • A. 

      Page a cardiologist STAT to assess this patient.

    • B. 

      Regard the chest pain as benign since the patient has already been experiencing it for 2 hours and is not displaying any symptoms.

    • C. 

      Order a CT scan to rule out a stroke.

    • D. 

      Gather a focused history; obtain a 12 lead EKG; obtain blood for laboratory testing. Apply oxygen to maintain SpO2 above 94%.

  • 8. 
    A female who suddenly collapsed at a marathon race has the below lead 2 rhythm.  This rhythm can be best described as:
    • A. 

      Asystole

    • B. 

      Ventricular Fibrillation (VFib)

    • C. 

      Monomorphic wide complex ventricular tachycardia (VTach)

    • D. 

      Polymorphic wide complex ventricular tachycardia (VTach)

  • 9. 
    A 78 year old male is inbound with EMS to the hospital emergency department with a new onset of left sided weakness and slurred speech.  Which of the following is the priority action?
    • A. 

      Administer tPA to break down the intracerebral clots causing his symptoms.

    • B. 

      Obtain a head CT to rule out the possibility of a hemorrhagic stroke.

    • C. 

      Obtain a 12 lead EKG and cardiac markers to rule out acute coronary syndromes.

    • D. 

      Offer the patient 324 milligrams of aspirin for his headache.

  • 10. 
    Which anti-cholinergic medication is used to block parasympathetic nervous system innervation that may be the cause of bradycardia?
    • A. 

      Atropine

    • B. 

      Epinephrine

    • C. 

      Amiodarone

    • D. 

      Adenosine