This PALS Quiz focuses on the treatment of the critically ill child using the PALS Systematic Approach Algorithm.
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Question 1 of 13
What is the primary diagnostic test for assessing the severity of respiratory problems?CorrectIncorrect
Question 2 of 13
While implementing the systematic approach algorithm, _________ assessments can help detect and identify the presence and severity of respiratory and circulatory problems. (fill in the blank with the correct answer)CorrectIncorrect
Question 3 of 13
(True or False) Hemoglobin concentration determines the oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood.CorrectIncorrect
Question 4 of 13
In the seriously ill or injured child, the arterial lactate level can __________ as a result of tissue hypoxia and anaerobic metabolism.CorrectIncorrect
Question 5 of 13
The D(disability) of the primary assessment is a quick evaluation of ________________.CorrectIncorrect
Question 6 of 13
Which of the following signs may be present with sudden and severe cerebral hypoxia? (Choose all correct answers)CorrectIncorrect
Question 7 of 13
Pupil response to light is an indicator of ______________ function.CorrectIncorrect
Question 8 of 13
The E of the ABCDE primary assessment acronym stands for ________________.CorrectIncorrect
Question 9 of 13
The D(disability) of the primary assessment is a quick evaluation of neurologic function. Which standard evaluations are included in this assessment? (Choose all correct answers.)CorrectIncorrect
Question 10 of 13
When cerebral hypoxia develops more gradually, the neurologic signs are the same as when severe cerebral hypoxia develops suddenly.CorrectIncorrect
Question 11 of 13
The AVPU scale is a scale used to evaluate cerebral cortex function and is used to rate a child's level of consciousness. What does the acronym AVPU stand for?CorrectIncorrect
Question 12 of 13
The Glasgow coma scale is used to evaluate a child's level of consciousness and neurologic status. The child's best eye-opening, verbal, and motor responses are scored. If a child is intubated, unconscious, or preverbal, the most important part of this scale is _____________ response.CorrectIncorrect
Question 13 of 13
After completion of the primary assessment, if the child does not have a life-threatening condition, the secondary assessment should be completed. The secondary assessment consists of which of the following components? (Choose all correct answers.)CorrectIncorrect
I’ve never had any of these questions on a pals exam.. thank Goodness because I haven’t passed one of you quizzes yet! I’ve had my pals for 6 yesrs
This PALS training covers everything in the PALS provider manual systematically. It’s designed to help train you not just to help you pass the test but to master the PALS systematic approach.
I have students tell me that they knew more than their instructor after completion.
Richard Ramos says
Lori and to whom ever is reading,
I haven’t passed any of the quizzes yet, and I have been an instructor for 11 years. It’s embarrassing…but I also like the challenge. It is making me up my game.
Natalie Garcia says
Where are the actual lessons for the Systematic Approach Algorithm block? I have read the first module which is very general, and then it takes me to the quizzes. I am passing them based on previous knowledge, but there must be lessons somewhere that I am missing.
You are not missing anything. The practice tests are designed to both teach and help you assess your understanding.
This section involving the systematic approach algorithm was very bulky and redundant with much of the other information and so I thought it was best to reduce the written portion of the systematic approach by using the practice tests for both teaching and testing. Full rationales are provided when an answer is missed. This allows the learner to gain understanding while at the same time someone already familiar can test their knowledge.
Hope that makes sense.
Chintha Samarawickrema says
Thank you Jeff! This is a great way to learn that boring portion of the content. I kept falling a sleep while I was trying to study that portion on the provider manual. This is the only way (learning from these questions), I could stay awake. Thanks for keeping it more interesting!
Some of the drag and drops specifically the one on lab tests does not work on a iPhone because of spacing just FYI
Thank you for letting me know about this. Yes, we are trying to work on getting those issues corrected. The phone use does complicate that a bit. Kind regards, Jeff
Jade Slone says
“(True or False) Hemoglobin concentration determines the oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood.”
This is Loaded question. If this person has been in a house fire, the result will be false and a Co-Ox will have to be performed, as the blood will be loaded with Carbon Monoxide instead of Oxygen. This is my experience as an RRT anyway.
Jeff with admin. says
Thank you for the feedback. This question was not meant to be loaded. The oxygen carrying capacity of the blood is determined by the hemoglobin concentration. Generally speaking, if the hemoglobin concentration is low then the oxygen carrying capacity will be low. If the hemoglobin concentration is normal then the oxygen carrying capacity will be normal.
Mark Doucette says
When I answer the questions, sometimes I will highlight, for example, one answer, when all 4 are the correct answer. It says that the answer was correct, but it wasn’t; I didn’t answer all the other answers (which is the correct answer). Thank you
If you run into any problems with the quizzes can you take a picture of what is on the screen and text to to tech support at 316-243-7096.
Kind regards, Jeff
Allan Moon says
Isn’t the BG part of the diagnostic test instead of disability assessment?
Jeff with admin. says
Blood glucose is not considered part of diagnostic tests within the systematic approach algorithm. Blood glucose is part of the primary assessment and is located under disability. See page 55 and 59 of the AHA PALS Provider manual. “Standard evaluations for disability include AVPU, Glasgow coma scale, pupil response to light, and blood glucose test.
Hypoglycemia is a common occurrence in infants and children. In light of this, blood glucose is included within the disability section to ensure that the blood glucose test is carried out early within the primary assessment rather than after the secondary assessment when diagnostic assessments take place.
Jeanine Trucksess says
Diane Ferrier says
These questions are great, and they give you an indication of what you know and what you don’t know! Thanks for doing this! Take the PALS certification for the first time next week.
I,m so thankful I found these question and doing this for the first time ,and will be doing Pals soon ,the book is a necessary reference but too big here u get to understand the rationale of steps being followed for resuscitation and saving lives,an eye opener ,very informative
This is my first time studying to take the PALS exam. I started reading the book, it was so much material, so I decided to sign up on your website. I believe this is a more concise way of studying for the written as well as the megacodes.
Thank you!!Please keep up the good work!
Charles Mead says
Great stuff on both ACLS and PALS pages.
One questions: The links to the PALS-Post-Arrest tests don’t work. Is that intentional (i.e. content under development) or an oversight?
Thanks again for this excellent web site!
Michelle H says
Thank you for this. I am taking the PALS course now and I am taking these quizzes while following along with the videos and it is exponentially easier to learn and retain more information.
Terri Miller says
This really helped to identify what I had glossed over in my reading. And to familiarize myself with where to find the information.
E. McKinney says
I enjoyed taking these test, it gave me the opportunity to go back over the information in my book. It’s difficult to know what to retain and not. So this helped. Thanks.
I agree…..so much information given in the book and it all applies but what is necessary to go back over is important….key highlighted points!
Matthew Minarik says
This is good.