Wednesday, November 23, 2016

ACLS Review Questions: Acute Stroke






Answers
01. The answer is; b.  The CT scan results and lab results should be ready within 45 minutes.

02. The answer is: a. 60 minutes.  10 minutes—patient seen by the ED physician for an initial assessment. • 15 minutes—patient seen by the stroke team • 25 minutes—non-contrast CT scan performed • 45 minutes—CT scan results available to the stroke team and decision made for treatment • 60 minutes—initiation of fibrinolytic therapy within 3 hours of stroke symptoms unless contraindicated.

03. The answer is: All of the above.

04. b. Atrial fibrillation.  A left atrial clot may develop with atrial fibrillation

05. The answer is: b. 185 and 110 mm Hg

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