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First Aid At Work

25 Questions
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This is a very basic first aid quiz to gauge how you would do in an emergency. If your certificate has not expired, this could be a challenge exam for you and you will then be given an opportunity to simply demonstrate the skills to be recertified. Good luck!

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In case of frostbite what temperature water should you use to put the injured parts in?
    • A. 

      Very Cold water

    • B. 

      Water from cold water tap

    • C. 

      Warm water

    • D. 

      Boiling Water

  • 2. 
    What is the statutory colour for clinical waste sacks?
  • 3. 
    Is cotton wool suitable for cleaning a wound with?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 4. 
    ABC of rescusitation. A - Airway B - ?C - Circulation
  • 5. 
    What is the correct procedure for severe choking for a concious adult?
    • A. 

      Abdominal Thrusts only

    • B. 

      Black blows only

    • C. 

      5 Abdominal thrusts followed by 5 back blows if necessary

    • D. 

      5 Back blows followed by 5 abdominal thrusts if necessary

  • 6. 
    If a casualty is stung in the mouth what can you give them?
    • A. 

      Nothing to eat or drink

    • B. 

      An ice cube or cold water

    • C. 

      Warm water

    • D. 

      Any hot drink

  • 7. 
    If hypothermia occurs from someone being outside for a long length of time how should they be reheated?
    • A. 

      Rapidly (eg. bath warm water)

    • B. 

      Slowly (eg. with blankets)

  • 8. 
    For a casualty with a chemical burn to one eye, how should a sterile dressing be applied?
    • A. 

      Never use a dressing on eye injuries

    • B. 

      Only cover injured eye

    • C. 

      Cover both eyes

  • 9. 
    What is the medical condition likely to cause Hypoglycaemia if it is not properly managed?
  • 10. 
    Which is the correct technique for a penetrating chest wound?
    • A. 

      Only use a dressing

    • B. 

      Only use a plastic bag

    • C. 

      Place plastic bag over wound then dressing

    • D. 

      Place dressing over wound then a plastic bag

  • 11. 
    In a patient with history of angina pectoris, after taking their medication the pain persists. Can you give them an aspirin tablet to chew?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 12. 
    If carrying an unconscious person out of water, the casualty should be carried clear of the water. What else should you try and ensure?
    • A. 

      The head is higher than their chest

    • B. 

      The head is level with their chest

    • C. 

      The head is lower than their chest

  • 13. 
    In a patient with a suspected heart attack, can you give them an aspirin to chew?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 14. 
    When performing CPR (after an ambulance has been called) when should you stop?
    • A. 

      When the lips go blue - Cyanosis

    • B. 

      After 10 cycles

    • C. 

      After 15 minutes

    • D. 

      Only when assistance has arrived

  • 15. 
    What should be done for a snake bite?
    • A. 

      Apply a torniquet

    • B. 

      Cut the wound with a sterile knife and encourage bleeding

    • C. 

      Suck out the venom

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 16. 
    In the case of croup (an attack of breathing difficulty in very young children) what should you do?
    • A. 

      Create a steamy atmosphere and get the child to breath in the steam

    • B. 

      Move the child to a dry room

    • C. 

      Put your hand down their throut to move the epiglottis

  • 17. 
    What is the minimum number of people required to perform a log roll on someone with a suspected spinal injury?
  • 18. 
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 19. 
    What is the difference between a complicated and non complicated fracture?
    • A. 

      Complicated involve injury to adjoining blood vessels or organs

    • B. 

      Non complicated are just dislocations

    • C. 

      Complicated always involve more than one break on the bone

    • D. 

      Non complicated fractures are always caused by indirect force

  • 20. 
    What should be done for an embedded foreign object in a wound?
    • A. 

      Remove as soon as possible

    • B. 

      Leave in place and seek further medical attention

    • C. 

      Remove after 10 minutes

  • 21. 
    Can vinegar be used to incapacitate the stinging cells from a jellyfish?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 22. 
    What is the rate that you should be aiming for when performing chest compressions on an adult?
    • A. 

      10 per minute

    • B. 

      30 per minute

    • C. 

      100 per minute

    • D. 

      120 per minute

  • 23. 
    Someone has suffered an electric shock from a power tool. You are unable to isolate the electricity at the mains, which of the following should be used to move the power tool away?
    • A. 

      Your bare foot

    • B. 

      A metal object (e.g. piping)

    • C. 

      A wet piece of wood

    • D. 

      A dry broom handle

  • 24. 
    How can you attempt to remove a insect from inside the ear?
    • A. 

      Pick it out with tweezers

    • B. 

      Shaking the head until it falls out

    • C. 

      Blowing into the opposite ear

    • D. 

      Flooding the ear with water so that it floats out

  • 25. 
    Give a value for what could be considered a normal pulse reading in a normal relatively healthy adult at rest.