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Emergency Cardiac Care Guidelines

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  • You must score 70% or better to pass this test.
  • Select one answer for each question.
  • Review your selections before submitting the test for grading.
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1. While performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), the rescuer allows the patient’s chest to fully recoil between chest compressions in order to:

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2. CPR chest compressions for the adult patient should be given at a rate of:

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3. The 2015 AHA Guidelines recommend adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation with a compression-to-ventilation ratio of:

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4. During basic life support, an automated external defibrillator (AED) is used:

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5. Chest compressions should begin for patients with foreign body airway obstruction when:

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6. What is the rationale for including differential diagnosis in the advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) survey?

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7. Immediately after defibrillation of the patient, the code team’s action is to:

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8. Asystole is a heart rhythm that most often is:

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9. Amiodarone is a preferred antidysrhythmic medication for ventricular fibrillation/pulseless ventricular tachycardia because it has:

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10. Bradycardic rhythms should be treated:

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11. Treatment for tachycardia depends on whether the patient:

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12. When administering IV adenosine to a patient with tachycardia, the nurse first:

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13. Patients with wide-complex tachycardias are closely evaluated due to their:

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14. Sudden cardiac death is most often preceded by which condition?

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15. Patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) are treated:


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