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Which of the following choices represents appropriate treatment of an asystolic patient?
Administration of atropine
Bradycardia in a normal adult patient is defined as:
a resting heart rate less than 60 beats per minute
Which of the following represents a true statement regarding the NPA and OPA?
An NPA can be used on a semi-conscious or conscious patient, while an OPA can only be used on an unconscious patient.
In the management of an acute stroke patient, the goal is for the patient to arrive in the Emergency Department (ED) within ______ of the onset of signs and symptoms.
Begin use of TCP on a bradycardic patient with inadequate perfusion:
if atropine is ineffective or patient is exhibiting severe or degrading symptoms
Vasopressin can be substituted for:
both the first dose of epinephrine and the second dose of epinephrine
Which of the following should be considered in the IV access of an asystolic patient?
never interrupt CPR
Which of the following represents a true statement about sinus tachycardia?
Sinus tachycardia may result from hypovolemia
Patients with symptomatic bradycardia and _____________ may quickly degrade into cardiac arrest:
In the treatment of an acute stroke patient, the speed of response may determine patient outcome and survival.
Shortness of breath that is not accompanied by chest pain may be indicative of cardiac ischemia.
If a tachycardic patient loses a detectable pulse
immediately resume CPR and switch to the ACLS Pulseless Arrest Algorithm
An acute stroke may result from ________________.
blockage of an artery in the brain or rupture of an artery in the brain
Which of the following is NOT a sign or symptom of bradycardia?
all of these answers are correct may be signs/symptoms of bradycardia
Which of the following choices represents the disease process whereby coronary arteries become blocked?
coronary heart disease
A patient displaying Pulseless Electrical Activity (PEA) will have ____________.
an organized cardiac rhythm
Which of the following does NOT represent a class or category of unstable angina?
extremely high-risk UA
Tachycardia may lead to a myocardial infarction, which is also known as a(n) ____________.
When considering an advanced airway, it is not important to consider whether or not there is sufficient time to administer bag-mask ventilation.
The Acute Coronary Syndrome Algorithm determines treatment protocol based on:
all of these answers are correct
Initial responders to an acute stroke patient should do all of the following EXCEPT
prioritize finding IV access
If a 12-lead ECG is not available, a _____________ may be used to interpret the patent's cardiac rhythm.
a rhythm strip
In the event that atropine is found to be ineffective for the treatment of bradycardia, ____________may be used.
any of these answers are correct
Which of the following represents a true statement regarding asystole?
all of these answers are correct
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