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.
Which of the following is NOT one of the H's and T's?
What is the appropriate initial defibrillation energy selection for asystole?
What is the initial drug of choice for Torsades de Pointes caused by prolonged QT syndrome?
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?
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?
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?
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?
An end-tidal CO2 measurement of at least __ mmHg (in the presence of a patent advanced airway) is an indicator of adequate CPR quality.
What does PEA stand for?
TPA should be initiated for patients with acute ischemic stroke within __ hours of onset of symptoms