Do You Know Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support?

This quiz is designed for doctors, nurses, paramedics, respiratory therapists, PA's and NP's who work in critical care settings. Offering a review of 2010 AHA ACLS guidelines with answers and rationales.

Carpenter CPR Solutions
On Mar 24, 2015
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Which of the following is NOT one of the H's and T's?

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What is the appropriate initial defibrillation energy selection for asystole?

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What is the initial drug of choice for Torsades de Pointes caused by prolonged QT syndrome?

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A patient in cardiac arrest has received multiple shocks for refractory ventricular fibrillation. The patient is intubated, and received 1mg of Epinephrine 2 minutes ago. What is the next appropriate drug?

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A patient with wide complex tachycardia at 180 beats per minute becomes disoriented and complains of chest pain radiating to the jaw. What is the appropriate next intervention?

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2010 AHA guidelines recommend cooling a post-arrest patient's core body temperature to preserve brain function. At what temperature should the patient be maintained for 12-24 hours post code?

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A patient in ventricular fibrillation on the monitor has just received their first shock. IV access has been initiated, and there is good chest rise with bag-mask ventilations. What is the very next intervention?

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An end-tidal CO2 measurement of at least __ mmHg (in the presence of a patent advanced airway) is an indicator of adequate CPR quality.

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What does PEA stand for?

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TPA should be initiated for patients with acute ischemic stroke within __ hours of onset of symptoms

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