Wednesday, April 2, 2014

ACLS Medication Questions

11. Which ectopic rhythm does not usually respond to cardioversion. 

a.  Ventricular tachycardia
b.  Atrial fibrillation
c.  Multifocal atrial tachycardia
d.  Orthodromic SVT


12. The maximum cumulative dose of this medication is 2.2 grams in 24 hours

a.  Amidodarone
b.  Vasopressin
c.  Procainamide
d.  Magnesium


13. A short term AV node blocking agent that has both therapeutic and diagnostic value

a.  Lopressor
b.  Verapamil
c.  Diltiazem
d.  Adenosine


14. Two end points of administration for this medication is 17mg/kg or suppression of the arrhythmia.

a. Amidodarone
b. Sotalol
c. Procainamide
d. Lidocaine

15. Patient’s with cocaine induced ACS should not receive this class of medications.

a.  Beta-blockers
b.  Nitroglycerine
c.  Benzodiazapines
d.  Salisyliates


Answers
11.  c.  Multifocal atrial tachycardia
12.  a.  Amidodarone
13.  d.  Adenosine
14.  c. Procainamide
15.  a.  Beta-blockers

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