Frequently Missed Practice Questions (Part 1)

Frequently Missed Practice Questions (Part 1)

If you follow us on Facebook, you know that we frequently post practice questions and invite our community to test their knowledge. AMRI fans do well on most of the questions; however, there are some that they miss. These questions are a great learning tool to help you prepare for your recertification. Below are the three frequently missed questions with the correct answers and a brief explanation why.



Lidocaine is administered:

A. 1.0 - 1.5 mg/kg bolus

B. 30 mg/minute up to 1.0 gram total

C. 40 mcg/kg/minute maintenance infusion (2-4 mg/min)

D. 1 and 3 only



When managing pain caused by transcutaneous cardiac pacing (TCP), which of the following is the most effective?

A. Diazepam (Valium)

B. Midazolam (Versed)

C. Morphine sulfate

D. Aspirin p.o.



Precordial thump is no longer recommended for VT or VF.

A. True

B. False



In cases where stable ventricular tachycardia is likely, which of the following drugs would be acceptable to administer in an attempt to convert the arrhythmia?

A. Lidocaine
B. Procainamide
C. Amiodarone
D. All of the above



Medical futility is defined as:

A. The patient does not agree to the proposed treatment

B. Regardless of treatment, there is remote likelihood of a positive response (no benefit to the patient).

C. A patient without health insurance

D. None of the above



Which specialist is trained to do intra-chamber electrograms used to identify the source of cardiac arrhythmias?

A. Gastroenterologist

B. Cardiovascular surgeon

C. Invasive cardiologist

D. Cardiologist electrophysiologist



Alteplase, Recombinant (rtPA); Streptokinase; Reteplase Recombinant; and Tenecteplase are all:

A. Anti-hypertensive agents

B. Fibrinolytic agents

C. Anti-inflammatory agents

D. Angiotension converting enzymes



If the initial 6.0 mg. bolus of adenosine is ineffective, how should the next dose be administered?

A. Double the dose (12 mg.)

B. Repeat at the same dose (6 mg.)

C. Starting a continuous infusion of adenosine

D. None of the above



The initial (1st shock) energy level that should be administered for pediatric defibrillation is:

A. 1.0 joule/kg

B. 2.0 joules/kg

C. 3.0 joules/kg

D. 4.0 joules/kg



Regarding emergency ventilation during CPR:

A. It is not required when a victim is found by a single rescuer

B. Ventilation should begin as soon as other rescuers arrive

C. Is mandatory for the non-breathing patient with a pulse

D. All of the above

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