Test: First Aid For Choking People

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Test: First Aid For Choking People

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A woman is choking on a piece of candy but is conscious and coughing forcefully, what should you do?
    • A. 

      Slap her on the back until she coughs up the object.

    • B. 

      Give abdominal thrusts.

    • C. 

      Encourage her to continue coughing.

    • D. 

      Perform a check at the back of the throat.

  • 2. 
    Pretend with your child that you are two kids hiking in the woods. You stop to eat your sack lunch. Your dad packed you tuna fish sandwiches, a bunch of grapes, and a bag of cookies. You're anxious to get back to hiking, so you and your friend eat quickly. As you are wolfing down your tuna fish sandwich, you notice your friend pop a few grapes in his mouth, get a funny look on his face and then grasp his throat. He's not talking and he doesn't seem to be breathing.  What should you do? A.      Obtain consent from parent or guardian, if present. B.      Check scene, check person. C.      Have someone call 911. D.     Give 5 quick, upward abdominal thrusts. E.      Lean the person forward and give 5 back blows with the heel of your hand.
    • A. 

      A B C D E

    • B. 

      B A C D E

    • C. 

      B C A E D

    • D. 

      C A B E D

  • 3. 
    While eating dinner, a friend suddenly starts to cough weakly and makes high-pitched noises.  What should you do?
    • A. 

      Lower him to the floor, check for and remove an object if it is visible at the back of the throat, give a breaths and up to 5 abdominal thrusts.

    • B. 

      Give abdominal thrusts until the object is dislodged or he becomes unconscious.

    • C. 

      Encourage him to continue coughing to try to dislodge the object.

    • D. 

      Open the airway using the head-tilt/chin-lift technique.

  • 4. 
    A squad of Marines was celebrating the end of prolonged and strenuous maneuvers with a steak dinner. During the meal, one of the Marines stood up clutching his throat, his face turning red. The choking sign was clearly understood; he was unable to speak and he had severe difficulty breathing.  What should you do? A.      Obtain consent B.      Check scene, check person C.      Have someone call 911 D.     Give 5 quick, upward abdominal thrusts. E.      Lean the person forward and give 5 back blows with the heel of your hand.
    • A. 

      A B C D E

    • B. 

      B A C D E

    • C. 

      C A B E D

    • D. 

      B C A E D

  • 5. 
    Can choking result in death, if not treated promptly?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 6. 
    Which of the following can cause choking?
    • A. 

      Eating large pieces of food chewing incompletely

    • B. 

      Sleeping

    • C. 

      Working in front of the laptop

    • D. 

      Riding the car

  • 7. 
    What are the symptoms of choking?
    • A. 

      Coughing or gagging

    • B. 

      Inability to talk

    • C. 

      Difficulty breathing

    • D. 

      Passing out

  • 8. 
    Can shortness of breath be a sign of heart attack or pulmonary embolism?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 9. 
    You should not slap a choking person on the back while they are upright to prevent further slipping down of the object.
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 10. 
    Does raising your arms and putting them on your head help you breathe when you choke?
    • A. 

      Yes, this position elevates the usage of diaphragm.

    • B. 

      No, it doesn't help.

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