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ACLS Practice Exam

 

1. 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?

 
 
 
 

2. When should a jaw thrust be used in place of a head tilt-chin lift?

 
 
 
 

3. Which of these is the preferred advanced airway for an unconscious adult that is showing poor ventilation with an ambu bag?

 
 
 
 

4. How long should you check for a carotid pulse on an adult?

 
 
 
 

5. Which of these is NOT a recommended pharmacological treatment for a stable patient with a wide complex Ventricular tachycardia (monomorphic)?

 
 
 
 

6. A conscious patient is diagnosed with coronary thrombosis in the ER. What are appropriate treatments?

 
 
 
 

7. When should an unconscious patient receive only rescue breaths and not CPR?

 
 
 
 

8. What is the single most important therapy for survival of cardiac arrest?

 
 
 
 

9. 4.Which of these drugs should be avoided when a patient presents with Atrial Fibrilations with Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome (WPW) delta waves?

 
 
 
 

10. Where should you palpate for a pulse on an unconscious infant during CPR?