ACLS Certification Practice Exam

This is a sample exam with 20 multiple-choice questions from the real exam. On the real exam, you will need to answer at least 80% of the questions correctly to receive certification, but if you don't pass on your first attempt you can retake the exam as many times as needed until you earn a passing score.

1. Emergency Medical Services arrives with a 60 year old unconscious patient in a cardiopulmonary emergency. You should:

2. The rate of compressions for an adult is:

3. When performing CPR, the American Heart Association recommends checking a pulse for:

4. During CPR in a team situation, deliver oxygen:

5. You are the only rescuer available to help a victim. The Chain of Survival for adult rescue is:

6. You have inserted an endotracheal tube into an arrest victim. The most accurate way to confirm if the endotracheal tube is in the correct position is:

7. You are caring for an intubated patient who needs to be suctioned. You know that you should not suction the patient for more than:

8. The airway skill that is considered advanced is:

9. You are doing CPR on a 65 year old patient in the Emergency Department. The cardiac monitor shows he is in ventricular tachycardia. You delivered a shock without rhythm conversion. Before you defibrillate again, administer CPR for:

10. You are the team leader responsible for resuscitation of a patient in pulseless ventricular tachycardia. The first drug you will order is:

11. A shockable rhythms is:

12. For persistent ventricular fibrillation or pulseless ventricular tachycardia, continue CPR and give the following drug when IV or IO access is established:

13. Three drugs that can be used to treat hypotension following cardiac arrest include all of the following EXCEPT:

14. The reversible causes of PEA are the "H's and T's". These causes may include all of the following EXCEPT:

15. When caring for a patient with acute coronary syndrome, ibuprofen and naproxen are:

16. Signs and symptoms associated with symptomatic bradycardia may include all of the following EXCEPT:

17. When initiating Transcutaneous Pacing for symptomatic bradycardia, the initial rate should be set at:

18. You are caring for a patient with unstable tachycardia. You know that the initial intervention should be to:

19. Your patient in the ED has a strong pulse and regular heart rate of 182 beats per minute with a normal QRS on the cardiac monitor. Her blood pressure is 112/56. She is awake and denies any pain. All of the following may be appropriate interventions EXCEPT:

20. General assessment of a possible stroke victim should be done: