Friday, April 4, 2014

ACLS Medication Questions

21. A patient with Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome may receive and infusion of this mediation to help control the rate.

a.  Amiodarone
b.  Cardizem
c.  Lopressor
d.  Verapamil


22. You are using a monophasic defibrillator.   What is the energy level for subsequent defibrillations for a patient with refractory ventricular fibrillation?

a.  200 J
b.  300 J
c.  360 J
d   400 J


 23. A patient in PEA can receive repeat doses of this medication every 3 – 5 minutes.

a. Vasopressin
b. Epinephrine
c. Sodium bicarbonate
d. Nitroglycerin


 24. This medication used in ACS can be repeated up to 3 times.   It should not be given to patients who use phosphodiesterase inhibitors.

a. Aspirin 81mg
b. Morphine 2-4mg
c. Nitroglycerine 0.4mg
d. Plavix 75 mg


 25. This medication combination may be administered to a PEA patient who is severely hyperkalemic.

a.  Kayexalate, Lasix, Sodium bicarbonate
b.  Calcium chloride, D50W, regular insulin
c.  Lasix,  Calcium gluconate,  solumedrol
d.  Kayexalate,  D50W, Calcium chloride.


Answers
21.  a.  Amiodarone
22.  c.  360 J
23.  b. Epinephrine
24.  c. Nitroglycerin 0.4mg
25.  b.  Calcium chloride, D50W, regular insulin

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