Megacode 1

1 You witness a middle-aged, obese male pedestrian collapse on an escalator in an airport. He is clutching his chest and slumps over on the person behind him. The bystander places him on the floor at the end of the down-moving escalator track. As a first responder certified in ACLS, which of the following is your first course of action?

1 You witness a middle-aged, obese male pedestrian collapse on an escalator in an airport. He is clutching his chest and slumps over on the person behind him. The bystander places him on the floor at the end of the down-moving escalator track. As a first responder certified in ACLS, which of the following is your first course of action?

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    A
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    B
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    C
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    D

2 You have moved the man to a seating area near the bottom of the escalator. The man is gasping for breath but does not appear to be effectively breathing. You yell at him "Are you alright?" but he does not respond. What is your next action?

2 You have moved the man to a seating area near the bottom of the escalator. The man is gasping for breath but does not appear to be effectively breathing. You yell at him "Are you alright?" but he does not respond. What is your next action?

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    A
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    B
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    C
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    D

3 After sending for EMS and waiting for an AED to arrive, you continue to attend to the man. The man is unresponsive and he is now only gasping. What is your next action?

3 After sending for EMS and waiting for an AED to arrive, you continue to attend to the man. The man is unresponsive and he is now only gasping. What is your next action?

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    A
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    B
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    C
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    D

4 You find a definite pulse on his carotid artery. It is fast, but clearly present. What is your next action?

4 You find a definite pulse on his carotid artery. It is fast, but clearly present. What is your next action?

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    A
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    B
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    C
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    D

5 The AED device has not yet arrived. You have been delivering breaths for two minutes, spaced 5-6 seconds apart. He is not breathing spontaneously. What is your next action? 

5 The AED device has not yet arrived. You have been delivering breaths for two minutes, spaced 5-6 seconds apart. He is not breathing spontaneously. What is your next action? 

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    A
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    B
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    C
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    D

6 You pause rescue breathing to check for a pulse. You cannot feel a definite pulse after 10 seconds of trying. What is your next action?

6 You pause rescue breathing to check for a pulse. You cannot feel a definite pulse after 10 seconds of trying. What is your next action?

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    A
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    B
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    C
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    D

7 You start high-quality CPR at a rate of 100-120 compressions per minute. The AED arrives moments later. You open the man's shirt to find a copious amount of thick hair covering his chest and he is damp with sweat. The AED cannot get a good signal through the pads because of the hair, even though you have pressed them down very hard. What is your next action?

7 You start high-quality CPR at a rate of 100-120 compressions per minute. The AED arrives moments later. You open the man's shirt to find a copious amount of thick hair covering his chest and he is damp with sweat. The AED cannot get a good signal through the pads because of the hair, even though you have pressed them down very hard. What is your next action?

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    A
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    B
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    C
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    D

8 With hair removed and new pads placed, the AED gets a good signal from the patient. It reports that there is a shockable rhythm. You clear everyone from the patient, announce the shock, and then deliver one shock. What is your next action?

8 With hair removed and new pads placed, the AED gets a good signal from the patient. It reports that there is a shockable rhythm. You clear everyone from the patient, announce the shock, and then deliver one shock. What is your next action?

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    A
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    B
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    C
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    D

9 After two minutes of CPR, what is your next action? 

9 After two minutes of CPR, what is your next action? 

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    A
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    B
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    C
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    D

10 The man has a strong, regular pulse. He is not responsive, but appears to be breathing. You feel air movement through his mouth. What is your next action?

10 The man has a strong, regular pulse. He is not responsive, but appears to be breathing. You feel air movement through his mouth. What is your next action?

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    A
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    B
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    C
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    D

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