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Automated external defibrillator: Quiz


Question 1: Ultimately, ventricular tachycardia leads to ________.
Myocardial infarctionCardiac arrestVentricular fibrillationHeart failure

Question 2: The asystolic patient only has a chance of survival if, through a combination of ________ and cardiac stimulant drugs, one of the shockable rhythms can be established, which makes it imperative for CPR to be carried out prior to the arrival of a defibrillator.
Cardiopulmonary resuscitationElectrocardiographyICD-9-CM Volume 3Surgery

Question 3: An automated external defibrillator is used in cases of life threatening cardiac ________ which lead to cardiac arrest.
Cardiac dysrhythmiaMyocardial infarctionSupraventricular tachycardiaAtrial fibrillation

Question 4: ________ (shortened to VF or V-Fib)
Ventricular fibrillationHeart failureMyocardial infarctionCardiac arrest

Question 5: All AEDs approved for use in the ________ use an electronic voice to prompt users through each step.
United StatesPhilippinesAlaskaCanada

Question 6: In each of these two types of shockable ________, the heart is active, but in a life-threatening, dysfunctional pattern.
Supraventricular tachycardiaCardiac dysrhythmiaMyocardial infarctionAtrial fibrillation

Question 7: Because the user of an AED may be ________, many AEDs now include visual prompts as well.
Hearing impairmentPresbycusisTinnitusSensorineural hearing loss

Question 8: Uncorrected, these cardiac conditions (ventricular tachycardia, ventricular fibrillation, asystole) rapidly lead to irreversible brain damage and ________.
ImmortalityDeath and cultureBurialDeath

Question 9: In ________, the electrical activity of the heart becomes chaotic, preventing the ventricle from effectively pumping blood.
Myocardial infarctionVentricular fibrillationHeart failureCardiac arrest

Question 10: In many areas, emergency vehicles are likely to carry AEDs, with some ________ carrying an AED in addition to manual defibrillators.
AmbulanceParamedicEmergency medical dispatcherEmergency medical services


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