NEW! ACLS & PALS Quiz: Test Your Cardiac Knowledge

NEW! ACLS & PALS Quiz: Test Your Cardiac Knowledge

In celebration of national high blood pressure education month this May, we’ve prepared a new cardiac-themed ACLS & PALS quiz to help you prep for your next recertification exam. Answer the questions below, then immediately check your answers.  



Which one of the following interventions is most associated with overall survival from sudden cardiac arrest?

A. I.V. atropine

B. I.V. epinephrine

C. Early defibrillation

D. Early use of transcutaneous cardiac pacing (TCP)



Which of the following statements about atropine is true?

  1. Stimulates beta1 adrenergic receptors
  2. May speed heart rate in some patients with bradycardia
  3. May cause unwanted tachycardia
  4. Is a parasympatholytic amine

A. (1,2 only)

B. (1,3 only)

C. (2,3,4 only)

D. (All of the above)



A common response to low arterial oxygen tensions (hypoxemia) in young children is:

A. Diarrhea

B. Vomiting

C. Bradycardia

D. Diuresis



Which of the following atrioventricular blocks would most often require placement of a permanent cardiac pacemaker?

A. Sinus bradycardia

B. 1st degree AV block

C. 2nd degree AV block type I

D. 2nd degree AC block type II



High concentrations of inhaled oxygen must be given to any patient suspected of having a stroke or heart attack.

A. True

B. False