First Aid And CPR

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  • 1. 
    What is the proper rate of compressions while giving CPR?
    • A. 

      30 per minute

    • B. 

      50/minute

    • C. 

      80/minute

    • D. 

      100/minute


  • 2. 
    Which of the following describes the way you should allow the chest to recoil after each chest compression?
    • A. 

      Keep the chest pushed down approximately ½ to 1 inch between compressions.

    • B. 

      Keep your weight on the victim’s chest so the chest it slightly compressed at all times.

    • C. 

      Compress the chest shallowly with each compression, so you don’t have to release too far.

    • D. 

      Take your weight off of your hands and allow the chest o come back to its normal position.


  • 3. 
    Which of the following best describes how you open the victim’s airway to give breaths?
    • A. 

      Place one hand on the forehead and the other under the chin and tilt the head back slightly. careful not to touch the person because of contagious diseases

    • B. 

      Pull the victim’s head back using their hair.

    • C. 

      You do not need to tilt the victim’s head back to give breaths.

    • D. 

      Push the victim’s head back using only a hand on the forehead.


  • 4. 
    After you open the airway and pinch the nose of an unconscious adult or child, which of the following describes the best way to give mouth-to-mouth breaths?
    • A. 

      Seal your mouth over the victim’s mouth and give small puffs; try to avoid making the chest rise. you might hurt him

    • B. 

      Seal your mouth over the victim’s mouth and give 2 breaths, watching for chest rise.

    • C. 

      Put your mouth on the victim’s mouth and give 5 slow breaths over about 2 seconds each watching for chest rise.

    • D. 

      Put your mouth on the victim’s mouth and gvie 1 slow breath over about 5 seconds.


  • 5. 
    What is the best way to know if your breath for an infant victim is effective?
    • A. 

      The stomach rises visibly.

    • B. 

      Take a deep breath and blow into the victim’s mouth for 5 seconds.

    • C. 

      The chest rises visibly.

    • D. 

      Give breaths until the victim wakes up.


  • 6. 
    You must check for sufficient breathing before beginning CPR on an unconscious victim.  What are some signs of sufficient breathing?
    • A. 

      Moving

    • B. 

      Talking

    • C. 

      Panicking

    • D. 

      Both a and b


  • 7. 
    What would be the next step when you find an unconscious victim who is not breathing and you have sent someone to call 911?
    • A. 

      Open the airway and give two breaths.

    • B. 

      Begin chest compressions.

    • C. 

      Check the victim’s pulse.

    • D. 

      Just stay with the victim and watch them, while yelling for help.


  • 8. 
    How do you know when to start CPR on an adult victim?  
    • A. 

      The victim has a pulse but is having trouble breathing.

    • B. 

      The victim is conscious but complaining of chest pains and indigestion.

    • C. 

      The victim is unconscious, is not breathing, and does not have a pulse.

    • D. 

      The victim is unconscious, but breathing.


  • 9. 
    Which of the following statements tells why it is important to give early defibrillation (AED) to and adult?
    • A. 

      The most effective treatment for sudden cardiac arrest is early defibrillation.

    • B. 

      The probability of successful defibrillation decreases rapidly over time.

    • C. 

      Both a and b

    • D. 

      None of the above


  • 10. 
    Which of the following best describes the steps to operate the AED in the correct order?
    • A. 

      Power on the AED, attach pads, clear the victim and allow the AED to analyze, clear the victim and deliver a shock if advised.

    • B. 

      Power on the AED, shave the victim’s chest, attach pads, clear the victim and press shock.

    • C. 

      Power on the AED, attach pads, press shock, then clear the victim

    • D. 

      Power on the AED and press shock immediately.


  • 11. 
    The main purpose of performing CPR is:
    • A. 

      To make the heart start pumping again on its own.

    • B. 

      To provide the brain with oxygen until the AED arrives.

    • C. 

      To make the victim angry.

    • D. 

      To break the victims ribs so we can pump the heart more effectively.


  • 12. 
    What is the best way to relieve severe choking in a conscious adult?
    • A. 

      Perform abdominal thrusts while standing behind the victim.

    • B. 

      Start CPR immediately.

    • C. 

      Give 5 backslaps followed by two breaths.

    • D. 

      Give 2 breaths and reposition the airway between each breath.


  • 13. 
    If a choking adult becomes unconscious while you are doing abdominal thrusts for severe choking.  You ease the victim to the floor and send someone to call 911.  What should you do next? 
    • A. 

      Perform a tongue-jaw lift and finger sweep for at least 2 minutes.

    • B. 

      Begin CPR. When you open the airway, look for and remove the object (if seen) before giving breaths.

    • C. 

      Give chest thrusts for two minutes, then begin CPR.

    • D. 

      Slap the person on the back over and over until paramedics arrive.


  • 14. 
    What is the best action to relieve severe choking in a conscious infant?
    • A. 

      Kneel behind the infant and perform abdominal thrusts (the Heimlich maneuver)

    • B. 

      Begin cycles of 5 back slaps, followed by 5 chest thrusts

    • C. 

      Give 2 breaths, repositioning the airway after each breath.

    • D. 

      Start CPR immediately.


  • 15. 
    If you give a breath to an adult victim and their chest does not rise, what should you do?
    • A. 

      Un-tilt and re-tilt the head and try again.

    • B. 

      Move on to compressions anyway.

    • C. 

      Blow harder until the breath goes in.

    • D. 

      Leave the victim and go for help.


  • 16. 
    Should you use adult AED pads on a child?
    • A. 

      Only if they are the only pads available.

    • B. 

      Never

    • C. 

      There are only one type of AED pads, they are for all ages.

    • D. 

      You would never use and AED on a child.


  • 17. 
    How do you check an infant for consciousness?
    • A. 

      Rock the baby in a rocking chair for a few minutes to see if they wake up.

    • B. 

      Tap the baby’s chest and shout to wake them up.

    • C. 

      Tap the baby’s foot and shout to wake them up.

    • D. 

      Shake the baby.


  • 18. 
    You can only do CPR on someone if you are certified.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 19. 
    If you do CPR incorrectly, and the person dies, you will get in trouble.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 20. 
    A coworker has a severe headache, slurred speech, and weakness on the left side of her body. What medical emergency do you suspect?
    • A. 

      Seizure

    • B. 

      Diabetic emergency

    • C. 

      Heart attack

    • D. 

      Stroke


  • 21. 
    A 48-year-old male is experiencing shortness of breath, sweating, and crushing pain in his chest. He states that he has not been feeling well for the past hour. What medical emergency do you suspect?
    • A. 

      Stroke

    • B. 

      Flu

    • C. 

      Diabetic emergency

    • D. 

      Heart attack


  • 22. 
    A fellow employee was struck in the nose by a wrench. Blood is on the tool and the floor. How should you protect yourself to properly clean up the blood?
    • A. 

      Use a sterile gauze to wipe off the tool and the floor

    • B. 

      Wear proper personal protective equipment

    • C. 

      Just be careful not to touch the fluids with your hands

    • D. 

      Call for a professional cleaning service


  • 23. 
    A man cut his forearm and is bleeding severely. Blood is spurting out of the wound with each heartbeat. What should you do?
    • A. 

      Apply a pressure bandage immediately

    • B. 

      Use direct pressure on the wound and apply a pressure bandage

    • C. 

      Lower the wound below the level of the heart, then wrap a pressure bandage around it

    • D. 

      Apply a tourniquet as soon as possible


  • 24. 
    You have applied direct pressure and a pressure bandage to a man who cut his forearm and was bleeding severely. He is pale, has moist skin, feels dizzy, and is acting confused. What medical emergency do you suspect, and how should you treat the victim?
    • A. 

      Heart attack: keep him calm until the ambulance arrives

    • B. 

      Shock: elevate the legs and keep him warm

    • C. 

      Diabetic emergency: give him something sweet to eat

    • D. 

      Stroke: monitor his airway, breathing, and circulation


  • 25. 
    You have a victim that is unconscious and breathing without any obvious injuries that need immediate treatment. You have called 911. How would you begin a secondary survey to find fractures, bleeding, and other injuries that are not obvious on initial inspection?
    • A. 

      Start with the arms to find problems with muscle control

    • B. 

      Start at the head, making sure the airway is open

    • C. 

      Start at the legs, making sure there is movement

    • D. 

      Start at the chest, making sure no ribs are broken


  • 26. 
    A coworker fell down to the ground and used his arm to stop the fall. He tried using his hand to stand up and noticed severe pain in his right wrist. There is swelling, and he is unable to move his wrist, so you suspect a fracture. How should you treat this injury?
    • A. 

      Check for serious illness or injury that may have caused the fall. Stabilize the injured part to avoid movement.

    • B. 

      Make sure there is not a compound fracture by pressing on the injured area. If there is a great deal of pain, apply a splint.

    • C. 

      Tell the coworker to hold onto the wrist tightly while you assist him to the nearest place for medical treatment

    • D. 

      Apply a splint immediately. Straighten any deformed areas before applying the splint.


  • 27. 
    A person fell from a 10-foot ladder onto a sidewalk. The person is unresponsive. You suspect a potential head, neck, or back injury. What should be your first actions?
    • A. 

      Call 911 and check for other potential fractures in the ribs, arms, and legs

    • B. 

      Send someone to call 911 and use something to splint the neck area

    • C. 

      Splint the spine, check for fractures, and call 911

    • D. 

      Minimize movement, call 911, and check airway, breathing, and circulation (signs of life)


  • 28. 
    You notice a man having what appears to be a seizure. What should you do to help this person?
    • A. 

      Call 911 and hold the man down to stop him from convulsing

    • B. 

      Shove a stick, comb or wallet into the man's mouth so he doesn't swallow his tongue

    • C. 

      Call 911 and protect the person from injury

    • D. 

      Send someone to call 911 and get the man's mouth open any way you can


  • 29. 
    Choose the one item listed that you would NOT give to a person who is experiencing a diabetic emergency?
    • A. 

      Glucose gel

    • B. 

      Sugar

    • C. 

      Insulin

    • D. 

      Juice


  • 30. 
    A three-inch-long, toothpick-sized piece of wood is stuck in a coworker's right eye. How would you treat the injury?
    • A. 

      Pack gauze tightly around the wood so it cannot move. Then, use roller gauze to wrap both eyes to apply pressure.

    • B. 

      Loosely wrap gauze around the injured eye

    • C. 

      Place an eye pad over the injured eye and tape it down snugly

    • D. 

      Place a cup over the object in the injured eye and cover both eyes


  • 31. 
    A person ate a candy bar containing peanuts about 15 minutes ago and has the following symptoms: difficulty breathing, blotchy skin, and swelling around the lips. What do you suspect?
    • A. 

      An allergic reaction

    • B. 

      A diabetic reaction

    • C. 

      A stroke

    • D. 

      Choking


  • 32. 
    A coworker was working for several hours outside where the temperature was 42 degrees Fahrenheit. He is shivering, confused, and dressed inappropriately for the temperature. What do you believe this person is suffering from?
    • A. 

      Stroke

    • B. 

      Hyperthermia

    • C. 

      Hypothermia

    • D. 

      Heart problems


  • 33. 
    A 48-year-old male was working on a construction site on a very hot and humid day. He staggers to your vehicle and tells you that he is dizzy, his legs are cramping, and he feels sick. He is sweating, and his skin feels hot and wet. What would you suspect?
    • A. 

      Heart attack

    • B. 

      Heat exhaustion

    • C. 

      Heat stroke

    • D. 

      Diabetic emergency


  • 34. 
    Which of the following is the appropriate treatment for a person with a suspected second-degree (blister) burn on her forearm?
    • A. 

      Wrap the burned area snugly with a roller gauze to cover it

    • B. 

      Cool the burn by holding ice directly on the skin

    • C. 

      Cool the burn by applying cool water

    • D. 

      Smear large amounts of butter or olive oil all over the burn


  • 35. 
    You have an adult who was just pulled out of a pool after drowning. You have checked the scene for safety, checked for responsiveness, and called 911. What will indicate that you need to perform rescue breathing at a rate of 1 breath every 5 seconds instead of CPR?
    • A. 

      The person begins to move and gag

    • B. 

      You check for breathing and find no breathing

    • C. 

      You check the breathing and pulse. The victim is not breathing but has a pulse.

    • D. 

      You check the pulse and find no pulse


  • 36. 
    You are performing rescue breathing on a child. After 1 to 2 minutes, you stop to recheck the pulse and breathing. You feel a pulse but the child is still not breathing. What should you do now?
    • A. 

      Continue rescue breathing by giving 1 breath every 3 seconds

    • B. 

      Double check the breathing and pulse for another 10 to 15 seconds

    • C. 

      Continue rescue breathing by giving 1 breath every 5 seconds

    • D. 

      Give 30 chest compressions by placing the heel of one hand directly on the center of the chest


  • 37. 
    You are performing CPR compressions and a coworker is giving breaths for an adult patient. What will you do after about 5 cycles of 30 compressions to 2 breaths or when you feel tired?
    • A. 

      Tell your coworker that you will need to switch soon. Have the second rescuer continue breaths while you continue compressions for 5 more cycles before switching positions.

    • B. 

      Have your coworker take over compressions immediately. You will give 2 breaths after your coworker finishes 30 compressions.

    • C. 

      Call for a switch and complete your 30 compressions. Your coworker will finish with 2 breaths, move into position, and give 30 chest compressions. After the 30 compressions, you will give 2 breaths.

    • D. 

      Tell your coworker to take over CPR while you rest for a few cycles of 30 compressions to 2 breaths


  • 38. 
    You are helping a victim of sudden cardiac arrest and a bystander approaches with an AED. What would prevent you, the rescuer, from using an AED?
    • A. 

      Bystander says not to use the AED because the patient does not want to be revived

    • B. 

      The AED looks confusing and is not the one you were certified with

    • C. 

      The victim is lying in a puddle of water and you are unable to move the victim at this time

    • D. 

      You are afraid that the AED might shock the patient


  • 39. 
    While you are performing abdominal thrusts on a conscious adult who appears to be choking, he suddenly becomes limp and unconscious. You help him to the ground and protect his head. The next steps in order of care would be:
    • A. 

      Call 911, open the airway and check for breathing. If no breathing, attempt two breaths. If breaths do not go in, reposition the head and try again. If the air still does not go in, give 30 chest compressions.

    • B. 

      Call 911, do a finger sweep, and give breaths. If the breaths do not go in, immediately begin doing chest compressions.

    • C. 

      Begin CPR compressions for 2 minutes and, if still needed, call 911

    • D. 

      Open the airway, attempt two breaths, call 911, and begin CPR compressions


  • 40. 
    You are performing abdominal thrusts on a conscious child. She suddenly becomes unconscious and you lower her to the ground. You call 911, tilt her head back, and look in her mouth. You don't see any obvious object that could be swept clear. You check for breathing and find that she is not breathing. You attempt two rescue breaths. No air will go in, so you reposition the head and try two breaths again. The air still will not go in. What steps of action come next?
    • A. 

      Perform another sweep inside the mouth to remove the object

    • B. 

      Continue to attempt rescue breathing until the air finally goes in

    • C. 

      Provide 30 chest compressions in the center of the chest. Then, check the mouth; if clear, provide two rescue breaths.

    • D. 

      Provide continuous chest compressions until help arrives


  • 41. 
    You hear someone pounding on your door. You open the door and find your neighbor panicked and holding her 6-month-old boy. The baby is awake but turning blue around the mouth and nose, looks very sleepy, and does not appear to be breathing. The parent says that the child was playing with older children and may have placed a marble in his mouth. What should you do next?
    • A. 

      Take the child and begin CPR compressions while holding him in your arms. If the object does not come out, give back blows, chest thrusts, and CPR.

    • B. 

      Take the child and attempt two rescue breaths. If they don't go in, try two more rescue breaths. If they don't go in, try a blind finger sweep.

    • C. 

      Look in the child's mouth. If you see an object, remove it. If it is too far back, try CPR for one minute followed with a finger sweep.

    • D. 

      Encourage the child's parent to allow you to help and instruct someone to call 911. Position the baby on your arm with his head down and begin 5 back blows/back slaps followed by 5 chest thrusts.


  • 42. 
    A choking infant becomes unconscious. You must try to remove a possible foreign body obstruction. You tilt the baby's head into a neutral position and check in his mouth. You do not see any obvious object in the back of his throat. You check for breathing and find the infant is not breathing. Choose the correct series of steps to help this infant.
    • A. 

      Attempt two rescue breaths until the object is blown into the lungs and you see the chest rise and fall

    • B. 

      Attempt two breaths. If air does not go in, reposition the airway and try again. If the air still does not go in, begin 30 chest compressions.

    • C. 

      Perform back blows and chest thrusts until the ambulance arrives

    • D. 

      Begin CPR compressions without attempts to give rescue breaths. You know the airway is blocked, so you should simply continue CPR compressions until 911 arrives.


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