Wednesday, November 16, 2016

ACLS Review Questions

01. The answers are: a. Idioventricular rhythms, b. Sinus tachycardia, and e. Junctional rhythm.  Answer C:  There is no electrical activity with asystole.  Answer D:  Although there is electrical activity without a pulse, this is considered a shockable rhythm.
02. The answer is: d. Hypovolemia
03. The answer is 10 seconds.
04. The answer is: d. Tamponade, cardiac.  Beck’s triad includes: neck vein distention, muffled heart sounds, and hypotension.  pulsus paradoxus may also be present.
05. The answer is: b. Epinephrine.  b. Epinephrine 1 mg IV/IO every 3 – 5 minutes.  It should be administered during CPR.  Do not stop CPR to administer the medications.

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