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If you are planning on being certified as a first aider then the course you understood is leading you on the right path. Just how much do you know about basic first aid and the measures you should take in case of emergencies? Take up the quiz below to find out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The general order for responding to an emergency is to

    • A.

      Alert-Asses-Attend

    • B.

      Alert-Attend-Asses

    • C.

      Asses-Alert-Attend

    • D.

      Asses-Attend-Alert

    Correct Answer
    C. Asses-Alert-Attend
    Explanation
    The correct order for responding to an emergency is to first assess the situation, then alert the appropriate authorities or emergency services, and finally attend to the needs of the individuals involved. This sequence ensures that the responder has a clear understanding of the situation before taking action, and that help is on the way as quickly as possible.

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  • 2. 

    If a dressing becomes soaked with blood you should:

    • A.

      Remove and replace it

    • B.

      Remove old dressing and wash wound

    • C.

      Place additional layers of dressing over blood soaked dressing

    • D.

      Place wound area lower than heart level

    Correct Answer
    C. Place additional layers of dressing over blood soaked dressing
    Explanation
    When a dressing becomes soaked with blood, it is important to place additional layers of dressing over the blood soaked dressing. This helps to apply pressure on the wound and control the bleeding. By adding more layers of dressing, it helps to absorb the excess blood and prevent further bleeding. Removing and replacing the dressing may disrupt the clotting process and cause more bleeding. Removing the old dressing and washing the wound may also disturb the wound and increase the risk of infection. Placing the wound area lower than heart level may help reduce swelling, but it does not address the issue of the blood soaked dressing.

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  • 3. 

     Shock may result from internal bleeding.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Shock can indeed result from internal bleeding. When there is internal bleeding, blood is lost from the circulatory system, leading to a decrease in blood volume. This decrease in blood volume can cause a drop in blood pressure, which in turn can lead to inadequate blood flow to the organs and tissues. When organs and tissues do not receive enough blood and oxygen, they can go into shock, which is a life-threatening condition. Therefore, the given statement is true.

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  • 4. 

     Should you remove an impaled object from a victim?  

    • A.

      Yes, it may ease victims pain

    • B.

      No, victim may suffer severe bleeding as a result

    Correct Answer
    B. No, victim may suffer severe bleeding as a result
    Explanation
    Removing an impaled object from a victim may cause severe bleeding as the object may be acting as a plug, preventing excessive bleeding. Leaving the object in place can help control bleeding until medical professionals can safely remove it.

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  • 5. 

     Why is it recommended to cover a victim of shock?  

    • A.

      It may be cold outside

    • B.

      Protect victims dignity

    • C.

      Maintain body core temperature

    • D.

      To control bleeding

    Correct Answer
    C. Maintain body core temperature
    Explanation
    Covering a victim of shock is recommended to maintain their body core temperature. When a person is in shock, their body may have difficulty regulating its temperature, leading to a drop in core temperature. By covering the victim with blankets or clothing, their body heat can be retained, helping to prevent further heat loss and stabilize their core temperature. This can be crucial in preventing complications and promoting recovery.

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  • 6. 

     Which sign indicates shock?

    • A.

      Anxiety

    • B.

      Eyes-lackluster

    • C.

      Confusion

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    All of the above signs, anxiety, lackluster eyes, and confusion, indicate shock. Shock is a life-threatening condition that occurs when the body is not getting enough blood flow. These signs are commonly observed in individuals experiencing shock. Anxiety can be a result of the body's response to the lack of blood flow and oxygen. Lackluster eyes can indicate a decrease in blood circulation and oxygenation. Confusion can occur due to the brain not receiving enough blood and oxygen. Therefore, all of these signs together suggest the presence of shock.

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  • 7. 

    What is the order of care for a sprain?

    • A.

      Ice/elevate/compress

    • B.

      Elevate/ice/compress

    • C.

      Ice/compress/elevate

    • D.

      Compress/ice/elevate

    Correct Answer
    C. Ice/compress/elevate
    Explanation
    The correct order of care for a sprain is to first apply ice to reduce swelling, then compress the area with a bandage or wrap to provide support, and finally elevate the injured limb to reduce blood flow and further swelling.

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  • 8. 

    For chemicals in the eye you should:

    • A.

      Flush eye for at least 15 minutes

    • B.

      Rush to hospital

    • C.

      Have victim blink rapidly for 5 min.

    • D.

      Give victim a cool drink and have them blow their nose.

    Correct Answer
    A. Flush eye for at least 15 minutes
    Explanation
    When chemicals come into contact with the eye, it is important to flush the eye with water for at least 15 minutes. This helps to remove the chemical from the eye and minimize any potential damage. Rushing to the hospital is also important, but flushing the eye first helps to mitigate the effects of the chemical. Having the victim blink rapidly or giving them a cool drink and having them blow their nose are not effective measures for dealing with chemicals in the eye.

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  • 9. 

     An internal organ is protruding out of a victims abdomen, what should the first aider do?

    • A.

      Push the organ back in

    • B.

      Cover organ with clean moist dressing

    • C.

      Cover organ with a dry dressing

    • D.

      Do nothing at all

    Correct Answer
    B. Cover organ with clean moist dressing
    Explanation
    When an internal organ is protruding out of a victim's abdomen, the first aider should cover the organ with a clean moist dressing. This is important to protect the organ from further contamination and to keep it moist, as dryness can cause damage to the organ. By covering it with a clean moist dressing, the first aider can help minimize the risk of infection and provide some protection until medical help arrives.

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  • 10. 

      First aid for a 1st or 2nd degree burn can best be treated by:  

    • A.

      Applying ointment

    • B.

      Applying butter

    • C.

      Applying cool water

    • D.

      Putting ice directly on burn area

    Correct Answer
    C. Applying cool water
    Explanation
    Applying cool water is the best first aid treatment for a 1st or 2nd degree burn. Cool water helps to reduce the temperature of the burn, which can help to alleviate pain and prevent further damage to the skin. It also helps to remove any heat from the burn, which can aid in the healing process. Applying ointment or butter can trap heat and make the burn worse, while putting ice directly on the burn area can cause further damage to the skin.

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  • 11. 

       A person has been in the heat and is cold and clammy, complaining of nausea, cramps and dizziness. What should you suspect?

    • A.

      Heat stroke

    • B.

      Heat exhaustion

    • C.

      Hypothermia

    • D.

      Lyme disease

    Correct Answer
    A. Heat stroke
    Explanation
    Based on the symptoms described, such as being cold and clammy, nausea, cramps, and dizziness, it is likely that the person is experiencing heat stroke. Heat stroke occurs when the body's temperature regulation system fails and the body overheats. This can happen after prolonged exposure to high temperatures or physical exertion in hot weather. The symptoms mentioned are consistent with heat stroke, as the body's ability to cool itself down is impaired, leading to symptoms such as nausea, cramps, and dizziness.

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  • 12. 

     A person becomes weak and dizzy. You see that this person has a medical alert tag indicating that he or she is a diabetic. What should you do?

    • A.

      Give sugar

    • B.

      Give water

    • C.

      Do nothing until symptoms worsen

    • D.

      Lay down victim and apply cold packs

    Correct Answer
    A. Give sugar
    Explanation
    If a person with diabetes becomes weak and dizzy, it is likely that their blood sugar levels have dropped too low (hypoglycemia). Giving them sugar, such as glucose tablets or a sugary drink, can help to quickly raise their blood sugar levels and alleviate their symptoms. This is why giving sugar is the correct answer in this situation.

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  • 13. 

     Victim is thrown from a motorized vehicle. Victim is conscious and states that he has a tingling sensation in his feet. You should:  

    • A.

      Help victim up and monitor breathing

    • B.

      Elevate legs and care for shock

    • C.

      Keep victim lying down, provide support for head and neck, activate EMS and treat for shock

    • D.

      Place victim on his/her side

    Correct Answer
    C. Keep victim lying down, provide support for head and neck, activate EMS and treat for shock
    Explanation
    The correct answer is to keep the victim lying down, provide support for the head and neck, activate EMS, and treat for shock. This is the most appropriate response because the victim has been thrown from a motorized vehicle and is experiencing a tingling sensation in their feet, indicating a potential spinal cord injury. Keeping the victim lying down and providing support for the head and neck helps to prevent further injury to the spine. Activating EMS is necessary to ensure that professional medical help arrives as soon as possible. Treating for shock is important as the victim may be experiencing physiological distress due to the accident.

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  • 14. 

     A person experiencing a nosebleed should pinch their nostrils and lean backwards.  

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    When a person experiences a nosebleed, they should actually pinch their nostrils and lean forward, not backwards. Leaning forward helps to prevent blood from flowing down the throat and potentially causing choking. By leaning forward, the blood can drip out of the nose instead.

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  • 15. 

      A uninjured person is very weak and is complaining of nausea. You have to go to another room to get access to a phone. How should you position victim?  

    • A.

      On back

    • B.

      On side

    • C.

      Slightly elevate upper torso

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. On side
    Explanation
    The victim should be positioned on their side. This position, known as the recovery position, helps prevent choking in case they vomit and allows for drainage of fluids from the mouth. It also helps maintain an open airway and reduces the risk of aspiration.

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  • 16. 

    Anaphylaxis can be the result of:  

    • A.

      Seeing your house burn down

    • B.

      An insect bite or sting

    • C.

      A severe allergic reaction to something ingested

    • D.

      Both B and C

    Correct Answer
    D. Both B and C
    Explanation
    Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction that can be triggered by various factors. One common cause is an insect bite or sting, which can lead to anaphylactic shock in individuals who are highly allergic. Another cause is a severe allergic reaction to something ingested, such as certain foods or medications. Therefore, the correct answer is both B and C, as both insect bites or stings and severe allergic reactions to ingested substances can result in anaphylaxis.

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  • 17. 

    A Person is in an auto crash. They tell you that they are alright. The person seems to be confused, their eyes lack-luster and they are cold and clammy. What should you suspect?

    • A.

      They are probably alright

    • B.

      Shock

    • C.

      Hypothermia

    • D.

      Heat stroke

    Correct Answer
    B. Shock
    Explanation
    Based on the symptoms described, such as confusion, lack-luster eyes, and cold and clammy skin, it is likely that the person is experiencing shock. Shock occurs when there is insufficient blood flow to the body's organs and tissues, leading to a decrease in oxygen and nutrient supply. This can result in confusion and changes in skin temperature and appearance. Therefore, shock is the most likely explanation for the person's condition in this scenario.

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  • 18. 

     What is the first step in controlling bleeding?

    • A.

      Elevation

    • B.

      Direct pressure

    • C.

      Pressure point

    • D.

      Checking circulation

    Correct Answer
    B. Direct pressure
    Explanation
    Direct pressure is the first step in controlling bleeding because it helps to stop the flow of blood from the injured area. Applying direct pressure to the wound helps to compress the blood vessels and reduce the bleeding. It is a simple and effective technique that can be done using a clean cloth, gauze, or your hand. Elevation, pressure point, and checking circulation are all important steps in managing bleeding, but they are typically done after direct pressure has been applied.

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