AED-child Component

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AED-child Component

When using an automated defibrillator on young children, special care must be taken on them. Having undergone an extensive course for this you only have one test to complete. The quiz below is designed to help you pass it. Give it a try and see what you score. All the best!


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  • 1. 
    Why is it important to stand clear and touch the child before analyzing the heart rhthm or delivering a shock?
    • A. 

      The AED will turn off.

    • B. 

      Your or someone else could become injured by the shock.

    • C. 

      You may prevent the AED from analyzing the heart rhythm properly.

    • D. 

      Both b and c

  • 2. 
    Before delivering a shock with an AED to a child, you should--
    • A. 

      Look for a foreign object in the child's mouth.

    • B. 

      Place the child on his or her side.

    • C. 

      Have another responder hold the child.

    • D. 

      Ensure that on one, including you, is touching or is in contact with the child.

  • 3. 
    Causes of cardiac arrest in children include--
    • A. 

      Traumatic injuries or accidents

    • B. 

      Breathing emergencies

    • C. 

      A hard blow to the chest

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    A responder who is alone and witnesses a child who suddenly collapses in cardiac arrest should--
    • A. 

      Give 5 minutes of CPR before taking other actions, such as calling 9-1-1 or the local emergency number.

    • B. 

      Give rescue breathing only

    • C. 

      Call for help first

    • D. 

      Give 7 minutes of CPR and then call for help

  • 5. 
    The pediatric AED pads for a child can be placed on--
    • A. 

      The upper left and the lower right side of the child's chest

    • B. 

      The upper right and the lower left side of the child's chest

    • C. 

      The child's upper right arm and the left side of his or her chest.

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 6. 
    Whic of the follwoing precautions apply when operating an AED?
    • A. 

      Do not use an AED on a child lying in water

    • B. 

      Do not touch the child while the AED is defibrillating

    • C. 

      Do not touch the child while the AED is analyzing

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 7. 
    What should you do if the pediatric AED pads risk touching each other when palced on a smaller child's chest.
    • A. 

      Place one pad on the child's chest and the other on the child's back

    • B. 

      Leave them as they are--it does not matter if they touch.

    • C. 

      Use adult AED padsthem as they are--itdoes nto matter ifthey touch

    • D. 

      Use just one pad

  • 8. 
    If , after giving 1 shock, the AED prompts "No shock advised," you should--
    • A. 

      Immediately reanlyze the rhythm

    • 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 palacement on the child's chest

  • 9. 
    You have just responded with an AED to an emergency involving a 7 year-old child.  You check the child and find no signs of life.  What should you do first to prepare the AED for use?
    • A. 

      Turn on the AED

    • B. 

      Deliver a shock

    • C. 

      Stand clear

    • D. 

      Give 5 minute sof CPR

  • 10. 
    Which of the following statements about defibrillation is true?
    • A. 

      It is more likely to be successful if CPR is witheld

    • B. 

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

    • C. 

      It is an electrical shock that may help the heart to resume an effective rhythm to a child in cardiac arrest.

    • D. 

      It is commonly used on a child complaing of chest pain.