Tachycardia — Hospital setting | ACLS pretest

The quiz
You are working on a telemetry unit. A patient calls you into his room as you pass by in the hall. He is complaining of chest pain and looks rather ill. He is slightly diaphoretic, appears a little cyanotic around the lips. You look quickly at the monitor. It shows the following:

about 3–5 minutes

Question 1 of 4

You immediately suspect that this rhythm is:
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Question 2 of 4

Because of the way this patient presents, you make the diagnosis of:

Question 3 of 4

You should immediately prepare for:

Question 4 of 4

Ventricular tachycardia can often disintegrate into:

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The quiz

Correct answers

  • Ventricular tachycardia.
  • Unstable wide complex tachycardia.
  • Synchronized cardioversion.
  • Ventricular fibrillation (cardiac arrest).

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