ACLS Practice Test Sampling of 20 questions found on the certification exam

1 Chest compressions for an adult are performed:

1 Chest compressions for an adult are performed:

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    A
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    B
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    C
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    D

2 The ratio of compressions to breaths in adults is:

2 The ratio of compressions to breaths in adults is:

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    A
  • Key B
    B
  • Key C
    C
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    D

3 An adult patient in respiratory arrest with a pulse is ventilated via bag valve mask:

3 An adult patient in respiratory arrest with a pulse is ventilated via bag valve mask:

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    A
  • Key B
    B
  • Key C
    C
  • Key D
    D

4 Hypotension following cardiac arrest is NOT treated with:

4 Hypotension following cardiac arrest is NOT treated with:

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    A
  • Key B
    B
  • Key C
    C
  • Key D
    D

5 The leader in team resuscitation must:

5 The leader in team resuscitation must:

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    A
  • Key B
    B
  • Key C
    C
  • Key D
    D

6 Recommended ED door to balloon inflation time for a STEMI patient is:

6 Recommended ED door to balloon inflation time for a STEMI patient is:

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    A
  • Key B
    B
  • Key C
    C
  • Key D
    D

7 The effectiveness of CPR can be estimated by:

7 The effectiveness of CPR can be estimated by:

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    A
  • Key B
    B
  • Key C
    C
  • Key D
    D

8 Narrow-complex supraventricular tachycardia is best treated with:

8 Narrow-complex supraventricular tachycardia is best treated with:

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    A
  • Key B
    B
  • Key C
    C
  • Key D
    D

9 Pulseless electrical activity is treated with _______?

9 Pulseless electrical activity is treated with _______?

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    A
  • Key B
    B
  • Key C
    C
  • Key D
    D

10 The correct sequence for basic life support is:

10 The correct sequence for basic life support is:

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    A
  • Key B
    B
  • Key C
    C
  • Key D
    D

11 Which of the following is the correct initial dose of adenosine for the treatment of supraventricular tachycardia?

11 Which of the following is the correct initial dose of adenosine for the treatment of supraventricular tachycardia?

  • Key A
    A
  • Key B
    B
  • Key C
    C
  • Key D
    D

12 At what heart rate does tachycardia usually become symptomatic?

12 At what heart rate does tachycardia usually become symptomatic?

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    A
  • Key B
    B
  • Key C
    C
  • Key D
    D

13 You are the paramedic on an ambulance transporting a 65-year-old female. The patient is connected to the monitor and you see this rhythm; she has a palpable pulse. What is the rhythm?

13 You are the paramedic on an ambulance transporting a 65-year-old female. The patient is connected to the monitor and you see this rhythm; she has a palpable pulse. What is the rhythm?

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    A
  • Key B
    B
  • Key C
    C
  • Key D
    D

14 True or False: Pulse checks should be done for at least 10 seconds.

14 True or False: Pulse checks should be done for at least 10 seconds.

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    A
  • Key B
    B

15 True or False: The initial recommended dosage of atropine for symptomatic bradycardia is 0.5 mg IV.

15 True or False: The initial recommended dosage of atropine for symptomatic bradycardia is 0.5 mg IV.

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    A
  • Key B
    B

16 During cardiopulmonary resuscitation, deliver oxygen at:

16 During cardiopulmonary resuscitation, deliver oxygen at:

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    A
  • Key B
    B
  • Key C
    C
  • Key D
    D

17 The goal for initiation of fibrinolytic therapy in appropriate stroke patients is:

17 The goal for initiation of fibrinolytic therapy in appropriate stroke patients is:

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    A
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    B
  • Key C
    C
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    D

18 The most common reversible causes of PEA are called the "H's and T's" and include all of the following EXCEPT:

18 The most common reversible causes of PEA are called the "H's and T's" and include all of the following EXCEPT:

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    A
  • Key B
    B
  • Key C
    C
  • Key D
    D

19 An EMT discovers STEMI on a 12-lead ECG in the ambulance. The best option is to:

19 An EMT discovers STEMI on a 12-lead ECG in the ambulance. The best option is to:

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    A
  • Key B
    B
  • Key C
    C
  • Key D
    D

20 Which of the following signs is NOT part of the Cincinnati Prehospital Stroke Scale?

20 Which of the following signs is NOT part of the Cincinnati Prehospital Stroke Scale?

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    A
  • Key B
    B
  • Key C
    C
  • Key D
    D

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