Free Board Review Questions of the Week – Drowning ATLS

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This week's Med-Challenger CME Quick Quiz offers several multiple sclerosis review questions. Try this sample then head over and take the full quiz and earn CME credit,  How's your knowledge of advanced life support of the drowning patient?

Here's this week's free board review sample question...

Clinical Case:

A 3-year-old, 30-pound boy rescued from 50°F (10°C) ocean water was reportedly submerged for 10-15 minutes.

He received immediate cardiopulmonary resuscitation and was transported to your facility in cardiac arrest.

His core body temperature is 84°F (29°C).


Which of the following is true concerning this patient's management?

Answer Options:

Standard pediatric advanced life support (PALS) resuscitation should be administered concurrent to active rewarming, regardless of the patient’s core temperature.
Hypotonic intravenous (IV) fluids such as one-half normal saline should be considered due to likely salt water aspiration.
Epinephrine should be given at half dose until the boy’s core body temperature is > 86°F (30°C).
Defibrillation for ventricular fibrillation should be withheld until the boy’s core body temperature is > 86°F (30°C).

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