Thursday, August 14, 2014

ACLS Questions

Answer the following questions

1. What two vasoconstrictors may be used to treat this pulseless rhythm?







a. Cardizem and Norepinephrine
b. Vasopressin and epinephrine
c. Dopamine and vasopressin
d. Levophed and epinephrine

2. Magnesium is the recommended drug for this rhythm. What is the correct pediatric dosage?






a. 25 - 50 mg/kg IV/IO
b. 0.01 mg/kg IV/IO
c. 5 mg/kg IV/IO
d. 0.02 mg/kg IV/IO

3. After placing your unresponsive and apneic patient on the monitor, you observe this rhythm. CPR is in progress. What is the recommended joule setting for your first biphasic shock?






a. 120 joule synchronized
b. 360 joules unsynchronized
c. 200 joules unsynchronized
d. 100 joules synchronized

4. An infusion of Amiodarone may be given to a symptomatic patient with this rhythm. What is the correct dosage?





a. 1.0 - 1.5 mg/kg IV/IO push
b. 25 - 50 mcg/min
c. 150 mg IV over 10 minutes
d. 2.5 - 5 mg/hr


5.  What chronotrophic agent is recommended for this rhythm as an alternative to transcutaneous pacing?






a. Atropine 1 mg IV q5 minutes up to 3 mg cumulative dose
b. Amiodarone 150 mg infused over 10 minutes
c. Dopamine 2 - 20 mcg/kg/min
d. Levophed 2 - 10 mcg/kg/min



Answers

1. b. Vasopressin and epinephrine
2. a. 25 - 50 mg/kg IV/IO
3. c. 200 joules unsynchronized
4. c. 150 mg IV over 10 minutes
5. c. Dopamine 2 - 20 mcg/kg/min

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