ACLS True/False Nuggets: Respiratory Arrest

Understanding what causes respiratory arrest as well as how to treat it is important for anyone looking to obtain ACLS certification. Respiratory arrest occurs when heart muscle contraction is intact but the lungs fail to function properly leading to a cessation of breathing called apnea. This life-threatening condition requires immediate medical attention.

By answering the following true/false questions you can test your knowledge about the symptoms and treatment for people in respiratory arrest.

For more information on Respiratory Arrest, check the ACLS Provider Manual. You can purchase the manual here or receive it as part of your tuition when you register for ACLS certification.