ACLS Pretest Questions and Answers
Which of these is NOT a recommended pharmacological treatment for a stable patient with a wide complex ventricular tachycardia (monomorphic)?
When should an unconscious patient receive only rescue breaths and not CPR?
if the patient has a bounding pulse and is not breathing
if the patient has a pulse and is breathing appropriately
if the patient has no pulse and is not breathing
if the patient has bradycardia and is breathing
What is the single most important therapy for survival of cardiac arrest?
early pharmacological treatment
early differential diagnosis
Where should you palpate for a pulse on an unconscious infant during CPR?
both the brachial and femoral pulses
A conscious patient is diagnosed with symptomatic coronary thrombosis in the ER. What are appropriate treatments?
have the patient chew and swollow an aspirin
give the patient oxygen (O2)
give the patient nitroglycerin
all are correct treatment options
You witness the collapse of an adult. Upon assessment he is unresponsive but is still adequately breathing and has a pulse. You have called for the emergency response team. There is no concern for a spinal injury. What is your next best course of action?
begin 5 cycles of CPR
administer oxygen by nasal canula
place the patient in the recovery position
perform a head tilt chin lift maneuver
Which of these drugs should be avoided when a patient presents with Atrial Fibrillations with Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome (WPW) delta waves?
all of the above
Which of these is the preferred advanced airway for an unconscious adult that is showing poor ventilation with an ambu bag?
laryngial mask airway
none of the above
How long should you check for a carotid pulse on an adult?
at least 30 seconds
for a full two minutes
When should a jaw thrust be used in place of a head tilt-chin lift?
patient has a spinal fusion between T4-T5
patient has a C-spine injury
patient has a foreign body airway obstruction
patient develops angioedema from ACE inhibitor use