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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.”

  210 Responses to “ACLS Quiz #1”

  1. Good questions

  2. 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,

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

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