SELF TEST: ACLS challenge

October 2006 
Volume 36  Number 10
Pages 73 - 76
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Are your advanced cardiac life support skills up-to-date? Take this quiz to test your knowledge.

1. After confirming correct endotracheal (ET) tube placement, what should you do next? a. Deliver ventilations in sync with chest compressions. b. Deliver ventilations at a rate of two breaths/minute. c. Using a commercial device, immediately secure the tube to the patient to keep the tube from moving. d. Deliver chest compressions at a rate of 30 per minute. 2. What's a beneficial feature of a pocket face mask? a. It has a low-resistance one-way valve. b. It has a two-way valve. c. It has a reusable filter. d. It's made of transparent, rigid plastic. 3. After you insert an esophageal-tracheal airway, inflate the two sealant cuffs, and attach a bag-valve–mask device to the first (esophageal) lumen, you note that the patient's chest isn't rising and falling with several inflations. The next step is to a. attach the bag-valve–mask device to the second (tracheal) lumen and provide several inflations. b. inflate ...

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