ACLS Pretest To Help You Prepare

Posted by Adam Rapp | ACLS Pretest

Sep 23, 2019

Think you have what it takes to pass your ACLS exam? Take this online ACLS pretest and find out!

Taking an Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) pretest is one of the most precise methods of measuring your current knowledge on the subject. Not only will this give you a better idea of whether you will be able to pass your ACLS exam, it can also help you discover which aspects of the ACLS course material you need to spend more time studying.

Whether you are a first-timer looking to obtain your initial ACLS Certification, or only needing an ACLS Recertification course, the material you need to know will be the same. First and foremost, know the ACLS drugs and ACLS algorithms like the back of your hand. Having these memorized will help answer a good chunk of the questions you’ll likely see on the exam. Additionally, Make sure you have a grasp of basic ECGs, are familiar with the H’s and T’s of ACLS, and have reviewed possible ACLS case scenarios. Once you’re comfortable with your knowledge in each area, the last step is to take an ACLS pretest to find out how much you really know.


At the very least, looking through a few ACLS practice questions and answers should give you an idea of how questions will be written on that particular exam (note: it is always a good idea to take an ACLS pretest from the same place that will administer your ACLS exam). Knowing what to expect from the question format can go a long way. If you struggle with the pretest, you may want to spend more time studying the material before beginning your ACLS exam. On the other hand, if you breeze through an ACLS practice exam, you can confidently move forward with your ACLS course and your ACLS exam.


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The following questions and answers can be used as a pretest for your ACLS exam. The answers are located below.

1.) Why is rapid evaluation and transport to the hospital important when caring for a possible stroke victim?

A.) Cardiac arrest often occurs

B.) Most require IV glucose therapy

C.) Decreases survival

D.) Narrow window for thrombolytic administration


2.) You are evaluating an unconscious person and are unsure if you can feel a pulse. What is the next step?

A.) Check a different location

B.) Reposition the neck and check for a pulse

C.) Begin CPR

D.) Give two rescue breaths


3.) After successively resuscitating a cardiac arrest case, the hospital team begins to cool the patient. What is the term for this procedure?


B.) Therapeutic hypothermia

C.) Systemic cooling therapy

D.) Ice Bath


4.) True/False: Post-Arrest patients should be maintained on 100% oxygen.


5.) You respond to find an unresponsive patient who has needle marks in his arm. His pulse is 110 and he is breathing 4 times a minute. What is the next step?

A.) Endotracheal intubation

B.) Cricoid pressure to prevent aspiration

C.) Open his airway

D.) Suction the airway

6.) In Post-Arrest Care, the MAP should be maintained at _______ mm Hg?

A.) 85

B.) 65

C.) 55

D.) 45


7.) Which of the follow is correct regarding VF and Pulseless VT?

A.) Epinephrine is not used in treating VT

B.) An AED should not be used in either case

C.) The dose of amiodarone is lower in VT

D.) They are treated the same


8.) True/False: You are called to help with a cardiac arrest victim. You expose the chest and are about to apply the AED pads when a family member yells, "Stop – she has a implanted defibrillator and you can't use the AED!" As a result, you can no longer use the AED.


9.) Why should an AED not be used in a patient with a pulse?

A.) An AED cannot detect a pulse

B.) The energy delivered is too low

C.) The patient will not tolerate the AED shock

D.) Only use an AED if pulse is < 80


10.) You successfully resuscitate a cardiac arrest patient. Which of the following are important after ROSC?

A.) Ensuring adequate oxygenation

B.) Therapeutic hypothermia

C.) Keeping BP > 90 mm Hg systolic

D.) All of the above


1.) D

2.) C

3.) B

4.) False

5.) C

6.) B

7.) D

8.) False

9.) A

10.) D

If you struggled with this particular ACLS pretest, we suggest looking into additional ACLS practice exam questions and answers and reviewing your ACLS study material thoroughly before taking your ACLS exam. Otherwise, stop wasting your time and get certified! The links below will take you to our sign up page where you can complete your ACLS certification within hours and finally stop worrying about it. Good luck!