AHA ACLS Practice Quiz [with 2020 Guidelines Updates]

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  1. What is the first dose of atropine for bradycardia?

2. A patient is found unresponsive and in the following rhythm:

After initiating high-quality CPR, what is the most important next step?

3. A patient is found to be in the following rhythm:

His blood pressure is 78/50, he complains that he is nauseous and diaphoretic. After a complete assessment of the patient, which action should occur next?

4. The newest 2020 AHA ACLS Guidelines recommend pre-charging the defibrillator 15 seconds prior to the rhythm check. Why is this important?

5. A 55-year old male is found to be in the following rhythm with a heart rate of 225 bpm:

He is awake, alert, and oriented with a blood pressure of 130/80. He denies chest pain or shortness of breath. After obtaining an EKG, what is your next initial treatment?

6. As a team member participating in a code, you receive an order to administer 600 mg amiodarone. Which of the following is the best response?

8. A patient in cardiac arrest is being resuscitated. After the second defibrillation attempt, a patient received their first dose of epinephrine. Two minutes later, the patient remains in ventricular fibrillation. What is the next appropriate medication?

9. Immediately after defibrillation, what is the next action that should be performed?

10. In addition to ensuring adequate high-quality CPR is being performed, what is another reason for using quantitative waveform capnography during a resuscitation attempt?

How did you do on this practice ACLS quiz? Hopefully this helped you get updated on some of the newest AHA guidelines which you’ll be tested on and also get practice with answering some scenario questions.