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ACLS Quiz #1


ACLS General Test Questions

This ACLS Quiz covers general information that may be found on the ACLS written test. 10 questions.

ACLS Quiz #1

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1. Success of any resuscitation attempt is built on:

2. The most important algorithm to know for adult resuscitation is:

3. The systematic approach with a person in cardiac arrest should include the BLS survey and the ACLS survey?

4. While conducting the BLS Survey, you should do all of the following except:

5. According to new 2010 Guidelines for CPR, which of the following is in the correct order for the patient with sudden cardiac arrest?

6. After providing a shock with an AED you should:

7. During CPR with no advanced airway in place the compression-to-ventilation ratio is:

8. During CPR after an advanced airway is in place, which of the following is true:

9. The most important intervention with witnessed sudden cardiac arrest is:

10. Typically, suctioning attempts in ACLS situations should be:

  1. AHA ACLS manual pg. 11 & 59. CPR and defibrillation support the primary goal of BLS and ACLS which is to: “support and restore effective oxygenation, ventilation, and circulation with return of intact neurologic function.”
  2. AHA ACLS Manual pg. 60. Under the subheading: Overview it states: “The Cardiac Arrest Algorithm is the most important algorithm to know for adult resuscitation.”
  3. AHA ACLS Manual pg. 11. A systemic approach using the BLS and ACLS Survey ensures proper treatment/intervention for ROSC (return of spontaneous circulation).
  4. AHA ACLS Manual pg. 13 The BLS survey shown in a table on pg. 13 lists the 4 steps of the BLS Survey: 1. Check responsiveness; 2. Activate the emergency response system/get AED; 3. Circulation; and 4. Defibrillation. Note that opening the airway is not included in the BLS Survey.
  5. AHA ACLS Manual pg. 12. For BLS, emphasis has been placed on minimizing delays in chest compressions.
  6. AHA ACLS manual pg. 13. Step #4 in the BLS Survey states: “*Follow each shock immediately with CPR, beginning with compressions.”
  7. AHA ACLS manual pg. 63. “A cycle consists of 30 compressions followed by 2 ventilations in the patient without an advanced airway.”
  8. AHA ACLS manual pg. 48. “…Once an advanced airway is in place, chest compressions are no longer interrupted for ventilations…When ventilating through a properly placed advanced airway, give 1 breath every 6 to 8 seconds.”
  9. AHA ACLS manual pg. 54. The earlier the defibrillation occurs, the higher the survival rate.
  10. AHA ACLS manual pg. 46. “Suctions attempts should not exceed 10 seconds.”
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  228 Responses to “ACLS Quiz #1”

  1. On # 9, if the witness sudden “cardiac arrest” was a pulseless asystole, would not the answer be effective chest compressions? What information are we given, that tells us it is a shockable rhythm? … btw … loving this website!

    • If is very unlikely that asystole will ever occur with witnessed sudden cardiac arrest. Asystole is the end product of a heart that has been compromised for quite some time. Witnessed cardiac arrest is sudden and the most common rhythms that will be seen with this are ventricular fibrillation and pulseless ventricular tachycardia.

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  2. Great review!!!

  3. Great. Thank you for valuable refreshing my BLS information.

  4. Its truley valuable

  5. Thanks

  6. Tnx

  7. ok


  9. i failed to pass my ACLS written exam last week related i did not previewed well. now I am very hard for practice the quiz. I just wounder all the facility provide ACLS exam is the same?

    • The written exam for AHA certification will be the same wherever you take it. If you take time to prepare by using this site before you take the certification you should do fine. It appears that you subscribed at 11:30 pm on Nov. 23. This would not give you enough time to prepare for certification especially if you have not taken ACLS before. Use the site for at least 2 weeks. Read everything on the site, take every test and watch every video. You may have to do this twice. You will be ready after this. Please let me know if you have any more questions.

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  10. I passed the ACLS exam today! Your program really helped!! I studied from it daily. Thank You.

  11. Am going back to work as a R.N. was anesthetist from 1974-2000 has been 14 years not working have taken Basic CPR and this is really helping Great site Thank you

  12. I have not taken acls or used it in eight years and no review. I took quiz one to evaluate my retention. I also tried the quick rhythm. I was happy with 70 percent and will be retaking the class soon for a new position. The rhythms I would say were fair because those heart blocks were always a challenge to me. Enjoyed this and will be using it more and more.

  13. Good questions

  14. i thought the first thing to do with arrest is to get iv/io access and give epi. my book clearly states that asystole is NOT a shockable rhythym. is’nt cardiac arrest asystolic ? i mean, your heart topped beating. please advise,

  15. Your short quiz refreshed my ACLS knowledge. Thank you

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