An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Quiz

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Operating a defibrillator is no easy task and for one to gain access to use it they have to have had special training. As an aspiring EMT the quiz below is designed to help you know if you are ready to operate an automated external defibrillator. All the best as you tackle it.


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  • 1. 
    Each minute that defrillation is delayed reduces the chance of survival of a sudden cardiac arrest victim by ab out--
    • A. 

      3 percent

    • B. 

      50 percent

    • C. 

      10 percent

    • D. 

      40 percent

  • 2. 
    Early defibrillation can--
    • A. 

      Result in more efffective CPR

    • B. 

      Eliminate the need for advanced medical care

    • C. 

      Help recognize when a person is not breathing

    • D. 

      Save the lives of more people in cardiac arrest

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      It is more likely to be successful if CPR is withheld

    • B. 

      It can be used to restart a heart without any electrical activity

    • C. 

      It is an electric shock that may help t he heart resume an effective rhythm to a person in sudden cardiac arrest.

    • D. 

      It is commonly used on a person complaining of chest pains.

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      Unplug the connetcor from the machine

    • B. 

      Resume 5 cycles or about 2 minutes of CPR

    • C. 

      Reset the AED by turning it off for 10 seconds

    • D. 

      Check the pad placement on the person's chest

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      Ensure that no one, including you, is touching the person.

    • B. 

      Ensure that the head tilt/jaw thrust is maintained.

    • C. 

      Ensure that the person shows signs of life and breathing.

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 6. 
    When preparing an AED for use, what is the first thing you should do?
    • A. 

      Turn on the AED

    • B. 

      Deliver a shock

    • C. 

      Stand clear

    • D. 

      Begin 1 1/2 minutes of CPR

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      The AED may not deliver enough electrical energy.

    • B. 

      You or someone else could be injured by the shock.

    • C. 

      You might prevent the AED from analyzing the heart rhythm properly

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      With a golved hand, remove the pratch from the person's chest.

    • B. 

      Leave the patch attached to the person and do not ouch it.

    • C. 

      Move the patch to another spot on the person.

    • D. 

      Remove the patch using your bare hand and throw it away.

  • 9. 
    The AED pads for an adult should be placed on--
    • A. 

      The upper left and the lower right side of the chest.

    • B. 

      The upper right and the upper left side of the chest.

    • C. 

      The chest and stomach of the person's torso.

    • D. 

      The upper right and the lower left side of the chest.

  • 10. 
    Once you have attached AED pads to a person, you should--
    • A. 

      Give abominal thrusts.

    • B. 

      Allow or activate the AED to anlayze the heart rhytm.

    • C. 

      Check for signs of life

    • D. 

      Give chest compressions