Friday, November 25, 2016

ACLS Review Questions: Unstable Bradycardia

01. The answer is: a. There is a 20 mm/hg drop in the systolic blood pressure and a 10 mm/hg drop in the diastolic blood pressure when going from lying to standing. The symptom is caused by blood pooling in the lower extremities upon a change in body position.

02. The answers are: a. The initial dose of dopamine is 0.5 mg, b. Atropine can be administered every 3 – 5 minutes, and d. The maximum cumulative dose of atropine is 3 mg

03. The incorrect answers are: b. Epinephrine is given 1 mg every 3 – 5 minutes and d. Epinephrine is given at 2 – 20 mcg/kg/min.  The correct dose of epinephrine is: a. Epinephrine is given at 2 – 10 mcg/min and it should be titrated to the patient’s response

04. The answer is: c. Atropine

05. The answer is: All the above

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