Ventricular fibrillation in hospital advanced | ACLS pretest


The quiz
You are the charge nurse in the coronary care unit for the daylight shift. As such, you are in charge of the cardiac arrest team that responds to cardiac arrest cases within the hospital. You receive a call that there is "Code Blue" in the radiology waiting room. You take the arrest cart and two other nurses and respond. Upon arrival you find a middle age male with CPR in progress by the radiology staff. The monitor is in place and is showing ventricular fibrillation. The radiology nurse informs you that the patient suddenly collapsed while awaiting an x-ray. He has no history. She also informs you that the patient was just defibrillated using 150 joules just as you arrived. She is currently doing compressions that appear adequate.


about 3–5 minutes

Question 1 of 5

The next step in the treatment of this patient (in addition to the continuation of high quality CPR) would be to:

Question 2 of 5

An IV has been placed in the patient's arm. The first medication that should be administered is:

Question 3 of 5

Following the administration of any medication, you should:

Question 4 of 5

If the patient remains in ventricular fibrillation, the antiarrhythmic that should be administered is:

Question 5 of 5

Throughout the duration of the cardiac arrest, the compressor should be changed:

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The quiz

Correct answers

  • Establish IV or IO access.
  • Epinephrine 1mg IV.
  • Continue CPR for several cycles, followed by a rhythm check and defibrillation, if indicated.
  • Amiodarone 300mg IV.
  • Every two minutes.

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