Basic Life Support

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Basic Life Support

This quiz is intended to test your knowledge of Basic Life Support. You will all have completed this by the end of your first year in Medical School. This is a great place to start attempting the quizzes.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    You are on a night out with friends on Broad St when you come across this patient lying on the pavement outside a bar. What do you do?
    • A. 

      Call for an ambulance

    • B. 

      Leave him and carry on with the rest of your night

    • C. 

      Check for any dangers

    • D. 

      Start CPR

    • E. 

      Turn him into the recovery position

  • 2. 
    The area is safe to approach however when you try and illicit a response there is none. Your friends offer to help you should you require their assistance. You do not suspect any traumatic injuries and you open his airway by tilting his head and lifting his chin. Next you must...
    • A. 

      Check for breathing

    • B. 

      Start CPR

    • C. 

      Call an ambulance

    • D. 

      Attach an AED

    • E. 

      Do abdominal thrusts (Heimlich manoeuvre)

  • 3. 
    How long must you check for breathing?
    • A. 

      1 minute

    • B. 

      1 second

    • C. 

      10 seconds

    • D. 

      20 seconds

    • E. 

      30 seconds

  • 4. 
    The patient is not breathing, what is the next step?
    • A. 

      Start CPR

    • B. 

      Call 999/112 for an Ambulance

    • C. 

      Do 2 rescue breaths

    • D. 

      Raise the patient's legs

    • E. 

      Connect an AED

  • 5. 
    You start CPR the first component is...
    • A. 

      2 rescue breaths

    • B. 

      5 rescue breaths

    • C. 

      30 chest compressions

    • D. 

      10 chest compressions

    • E. 

      15 chest compressions

  • 6. 
    Followed by....
    • A. 

      10 rescue breaths

    • B. 

      2 rescue breaths

    • C. 

      5 rescue breaths

    • D. 

      20 rescue breaths

    • E. 

      1 rescue breath

  • 7. 
    An AED becomes available, what would you need to consider in terms of safety?
    • A. 

      Moisture/water

    • B. 

      GTN Patches

    • C. 

      Jewellery

    • D. 

      Chest hair

    • E. 

      All of the above