PALS Practice Quiz

This is a practice, mock quiz based on the Pediatrics Advanced Cardiac Life Support program. This is NOT an official pre-test nor is associated with the AHA in anyway. Please refer to your AHA instructor and resources

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You are treating a 6 week old infant with the vitals as shown in the image. Which of the following is the best way to describe their condition?

Which of the following findings suggest an upper airway obstruction?

As the code leader, your team has defibrillated this rhythm at 2 J/kg. What should you do immediately following the defibrillation?

You are treating a 4 year old with cough, fever, and high flow oxygen via non-rebreather. Vitals are as noted in the image. Which of the signs indicate the patient is in respiratory failure?

A 9-month-old infant is unresponsive. What is the maximum time you should spend checking simultaneously for pulse and respirations before considering CPR?

You are evaluating a 7-year-old with pain behind their eyes. Which of the following is an abnormal finding?

You are treating a 5-year-old with the EKG shown in the image below and no pulse. The child's weight is estimated at 55 lbs. What should you do next?

You are alone and start CPR on a 1-year-old. How often should you give breaths?

Which sign will determine if a patient is in compensated shock?

A lethargic 14-month-old has been brought to the emergency room with nausea and vomiting. What is the most appropriate diagnostic test to do first?

Which of the following findings is most consistent with lung tissue disease?

A 10-month-old presents to the ER with intercostal retractions, fever, and cough. The infant has stridor and oxygen saturation of 93%. Lung sounds are clear. What is the most likely cause of this distress?

A 6-year-old is brought into the emergency department after experiencing seizures. Respirations are slow and irregular. Which of the following best describes their condition?

A 4-year-old with seizures has been administered diazepam and is now unresponsive breathing 10/ min., shallow. Oxygen saturation is 95%. What should you do?

Which saturation range will be most beneficial and prevent reperfusion injury post resuscitation?

An 11-year-old presents with 39 degrees Celsius temperature, clear breath sounds, and flushed skin. Her vitals are as noted in the image below. Respiratory effort is mildly increased with 100% oxygen saturation via non-rebreather mask. Based on these findings, what is the most probably cause of her condition?

An unresponsive 13-year-old with a pulse presents with the following ECG. An IV is intact but pharmaceutical interventions are delayed. Blood pressure is 70/38. What should you do for this patient?

You are treating an 8-year-old with a BP of 78/42, sinus bradycardia at 48/min, and 65% on room air. What should you do?

What is the most likely cause of bradycardia in pediatric populations?

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