First Aid At Work

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First Aid At Work - Quiz

This is a very basic first aid quiz to gauge how you would do in an emergency. If your certificate has not expired, this could be a challenge exam for you and you will then be given an opportunity to simply demonstrate the skills to be recertified. Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    In case of frostbite what temperature water should you use to put the injured parts in?

    • A.

      Very Cold water

    • B.

      Water from cold water tap

    • C.

      Warm water

    • D.

      Boiling Water

    Correct Answer
    C. Warm water
    Explanation
    In case of frostbite, warm water should be used to put the injured parts in. Warm water helps to gradually thaw the frozen tissues without causing further damage. Using very cold water or boiling water can be harmful and may cause more injury to the affected area. Water from the cold water tap may not be warm enough to effectively thaw the frozen tissues.

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  • 2. 

    What is the statutory colour for clinical waste sacks?

    Correct Answer
    yellow
    Explanation
    The statutory color for clinical waste sacks is yellow. This color is used to easily identify and differentiate clinical waste from other types of waste. It is a standardized color that helps ensure proper handling and disposal of potentially hazardous waste materials in healthcare settings. The use of yellow color for clinical waste sacks helps in preventing cross-contamination and ensuring the safety of healthcare workers and the general public.

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  • 3. 

    Is cotton wool suitable for cleaning a wound with?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    B. No
    Explanation
    Cotton wool is not suitable for cleaning a wound because it can leave fibers behind in the wound, increasing the risk of infection. Additionally, cotton wool can stick to the wound, causing further damage and pain when removed. It is recommended to use sterile gauze or a clean cloth to clean wounds instead.

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  • 4. 

    ABC of rescusitation. A - Airway B - ?C - Circulation

    Correct Answer
    breathing
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "breathing" because in the ABC of resuscitation, A stands for Airway, B stands for Breathing, and C stands for Circulation. This acronym is commonly used in emergency medicine to prioritize the steps in resuscitation. Airway refers to ensuring that the patient's airway is clear and unobstructed, breathing involves assessing and providing artificial respiration if necessary, and circulation focuses on assessing and managing the patient's heart rate and blood flow.

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  • 5. 

    What is the correct procedure for severe choking for a concious adult?

    • A.

      Abdominal Thrusts only

    • B.

      Black blows only

    • C.

      5 Abdominal thrusts followed by 5 back blows if necessary

    • D.

      5 Back blows followed by 5 abdominal thrusts if necessary

    Correct Answer
    D. 5 Back blows followed by 5 abdominal thrusts if necessary
    Explanation
    The correct procedure for severe choking in a conscious adult is to first deliver 5 back blows to the person's back, followed by 5 abdominal thrusts if necessary. This sequence is recommended by the American Heart Association and other medical organizations as an effective way to dislodge an object blocking the airway. The back blows are aimed at creating enough force to dislodge the object, while the abdominal thrusts help to increase pressure in the chest and push the object out.

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  • 6. 

    If a casualty is stung in the mouth what can you give them?

    • A.

      Nothing to eat or drink

    • B.

      An ice cube or cold water

    • C.

      Warm water

    • D.

      Any hot drink

    Correct Answer
    B. An ice cube or cold water
    Explanation
    If a casualty is stung in the mouth, giving them an ice cube or cold water can help alleviate the pain and reduce swelling. Cold temperatures can help numb the area and provide relief. Additionally, cold water can help wash away any venom or irritants from the sting site, reducing the risk of further complications.

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  • 7. 

    If hypothermia occurs from someone being outside for a long length of time how should they be reheated?

    • A.

      Rapidly (eg. bath warm water)

    • B.

      Slowly (eg. with blankets)

    Correct Answer
    B. Slowly (eg. with blankets)
    Explanation
    When someone experiences hypothermia from being outside for a long time, they should be reheated slowly with blankets. Rapidly reheating the person, such as with bath warm water, can cause a shock to their system and lead to other complications. Slowly reheating with blankets allows the person's body temperature to gradually increase, minimizing the risk of further harm.

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  • 8. 

    For a casualty with a chemical burn to one eye, how should a sterile dressing be applied?

    • A.

      Never use a dressing on eye injuries

    • B.

      Only cover injured eye

    • C.

      Cover both eyes

    Correct Answer
    B. Only cover injured eye
    Explanation
    In the case of a casualty with a chemical burn to one eye, it is recommended to only cover the injured eye with a sterile dressing. This is because covering both eyes may restrict vision and hinder the casualty's ability to see and navigate their surroundings. By covering only the injured eye, the dressing can provide protection and prevent further damage or contamination to the affected area.

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  • 9. 

    What is the medical condition likely to cause Hypoglycaemia if it is not properly managed?

    Correct Answer
    diabetis
    Explanation
    Diabetes is a medical condition that can cause hypoglycemia if not properly managed. In diabetes, the body either does not produce enough insulin or cannot effectively use the insulin it produces, leading to high blood sugar levels. However, if a person with diabetes takes too much insulin or medication, skips meals, or engages in excessive physical activity without adjusting their medication or food intake, it can result in hypoglycemia, which is low blood sugar levels. Therefore, if diabetes is not properly managed, it can lead to hypoglycemia.

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  • 10. 

    Which is the correct technique for a penetrating chest wound?

    • A.

      Only use a dressing

    • B.

      Only use a plastic bag

    • C.

      Place plastic bag over wound then dressing

    • D.

      Place dressing over wound then a plastic bag

    Correct Answer
    D. Place dressing over wound then a plastic bag
    Explanation
    The correct technique for a penetrating chest wound is to place a dressing over the wound and then cover it with a plastic bag. This helps to create an airtight seal and prevent air from entering the chest cavity, which can lead to a collapsed lung or other complications. The plastic bag acts as a barrier to further protect the wound and maintain the integrity of the dressing.

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  • 11. 

    In a patient with history of angina pectoris, after taking their medication the pain persists. Can you give them an aspirin tablet to chew?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    Aspirin is commonly used in the treatment of angina pectoris as it helps to reduce blood clotting and prevent the formation of blood clots that can block the coronary arteries. Chewing an aspirin tablet can provide faster relief as it allows the drug to be absorbed more quickly into the bloodstream. However, it is important to note that this answer assumes the patient is not allergic to aspirin and has not been advised against its use by their healthcare provider.

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  • 12. 

    If carrying an unconscious person out of water, the casualty should be carried clear of the water. What else should you try and ensure?

    • A.

      The head is higher than their chest

    • B.

      The head is level with their chest

    • C.

      The head is lower than their chest

    Correct Answer
    C. The head is lower than their chest
    Explanation
    When carrying an unconscious person out of water, it is important to ensure that their head is lower than their chest. This helps to prevent any water that may have entered their airway from flowing into their lungs. By positioning the head lower than the chest, gravity can aid in draining any water or fluid from the mouth and throat, reducing the risk of aspiration and potential complications.

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  • 13. 

    In a patient with a suspected heart attack, can you give them an aspirin to chew?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    In a patient with a suspected heart attack, giving them an aspirin to chew is recommended. Aspirin helps to prevent blood clotting by inhibiting the formation of platelets. Chewing the aspirin allows it to be absorbed more quickly into the bloodstream, providing faster relief. This can be crucial in a heart attack situation, as it helps to prevent further blockage in the arteries and reduces the risk of complications. Therefore, giving a patient with a suspected heart attack an aspirin to chew is a beneficial and potentially life-saving intervention.

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  • 14. 

    When performing CPR (after an ambulance has been called) when should you stop?

    • A.

      When the lips go blue - Cyanosis

    • B.

      After 10 cycles

    • C.

      After 15 minutes

    • D.

      Only when assistance has arrived

    Correct Answer
    D. Only when assistance has arrived
    Explanation
    CPR should only be stopped when assistance has arrived because it is important to continue performing CPR until professional medical help is available. CPR is a life-saving technique that helps maintain blood flow and oxygenation to vital organs until advanced medical care can be provided. Stopping CPR before assistance arrives can decrease the chances of survival for the person in need. Therefore, it is crucial to continue performing CPR until professional assistance has arrived.

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  • 15. 

    What should be done for a snake bite?

    • A.

      Apply a torniquet

    • B.

      Cut the wound with a sterile knife and encourage bleeding

    • C.

      Suck out the venom

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. None of the above
    Explanation
    Applying a torniquet, cutting the wound, or sucking out the venom are all outdated and potentially harmful methods of treating a snake bite. The recommended course of action for a snake bite is to stay calm, immobilize the affected area, and seek immediate medical attention. It is important to avoid any actions that may increase the spread of venom or cause further harm.

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  • 16. 

    In the case of croup (an attack of breathing difficulty in very young children) what should you do?

    • A.

      Create a steamy atmosphere and get the child to breath in the steam

    • B.

      Move the child to a dry room

    • C.

      Put your hand down their throut to move the epiglottis

    Correct Answer
    A. Create a steamy atmosphere and get the child to breath in the steam
    Explanation
    Creating a steamy atmosphere and getting the child to breathe in the steam is the correct answer because it can help to relieve the symptoms of croup. The warm, moist air can help to reduce inflammation and open up the airways, making it easier for the child to breathe. This method is commonly recommended by healthcare professionals for managing croup symptoms at home. Moving the child to a dry room or putting your hand down their throat to move the epiglottis are not appropriate actions for managing croup.

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  • 17. 

    What is the minimum number of people required to perform a log roll on someone with a suspected spinal injury?

    Correct Answer
    4
    Explanation
    A log roll is a technique used to move an individual with a suspected spinal injury while maintaining alignment of the spine. It requires a coordinated effort from multiple individuals to ensure the safety of the patient. Each person is assigned a specific role - one person supports the head and neck, two people stabilize the torso, and one person stabilizes the legs. Therefore, a minimum of four people is required to perform a log roll effectively and safely.

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  • 18. 

    An asthma sufferer has forgotten their inhaler, but someone else has one the same colour, should the patient use the other person  inhaler?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    B. No
    Explanation
    It is not advisable for an asthma sufferer to use someone else's inhaler, even if it is the same color. Inhalers are prescribed specifically for individual patients based on their medical condition and needs. Using someone else's inhaler could lead to incorrect dosage or potential allergic reactions. It is important for the asthma sufferer to consult a healthcare professional and obtain their own inhaler.

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  • 19. 

    What is the difference between a complicated and non complicated fracture?

    • A.

      Complicated involve injury to adjoining blood vessels or organs

    • B.

      Non complicated are just dislocations

    • C.

      Complicated always involve more than one break on the bone

    • D.

      Non complicated fractures are always caused by indirect force

    Correct Answer
    A. Complicated involve injury to adjoining blood vessels or organs
    Explanation
    A complicated fracture refers to a fracture that not only involves a break in the bone but also causes injury to the surrounding blood vessels or organs. This means that in addition to the bone being broken, there is also damage to the nearby structures. On the other hand, a non-complicated fracture, also known as a simple fracture, is just a dislocation of the bone without any injury to the surrounding blood vessels or organs. Therefore, the main difference between a complicated and non-complicated fracture lies in the presence or absence of injury to adjoining blood vessels or organs.

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  • 20. 

    What should be done for an embedded foreign object in a wound?

    • A.

      Remove as soon as possible

    • B.

      Leave in place and seek further medical attention

    • C.

      Remove after 10 minutes

    Correct Answer
    B. Leave in place and seek further medical attention
    Explanation
    When a foreign object is embedded in a wound, it is generally recommended to leave it in place and seek further medical attention. This is because removing the object without proper medical guidance can cause further damage or bleeding. Medical professionals have the necessary tools and expertise to safely remove the object and properly clean and treat the wound to prevent infection. Seeking further medical attention ensures that the wound is properly assessed and treated, reducing the risk of complications.

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  • 21. 

    Can vinegar be used to incapacitate the stinging cells from a jellyfish?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    Vinegar can be used to incapacitate the stinging cells from a jellyfish. When a jellyfish stings, it releases venom from its cells called nematocysts. Vinegar helps to prevent the discharge of venom by neutralizing the nematocysts. By applying vinegar to the affected area, it can reduce the pain and further release of venom, providing relief to the person who has been stung.

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  • 22. 

    What is the rate that you should be aiming for when performing chest compressions on an adult?

    • A.

      10 per minute

    • B.

      30 per minute

    • C.

      100 per minute

    • D.

      120 per minute

    Correct Answer
    C. 100 per minute
    Explanation
    When performing chest compressions on an adult, the recommended rate is 100 per minute. This rate ensures that the blood is adequately circulated throughout the body, increasing the chances of successful resuscitation. A rate of 10 per minute is too slow and may not provide sufficient blood flow, while rates of 30 per minute or 120 per minute are too fast and may not allow for adequate chest recoil between compressions. Therefore, 100 per minute is the ideal rate to aim for during chest compressions on an adult.

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  • 23. 

    Someone has suffered an electric shock from a power tool. You are unable to isolate the electricity at the mains, which of the following should be used to move the power tool away?

    • A.

      Your bare foot

    • B.

      A metal object (e.g. piping)

    • C.

      A wet piece of wood

    • D.

      A dry broom handle

    Correct Answer
    D. A dry broom handle
    Explanation
    A dry broom handle should be used to move the power tool away because it is not conductive and will not conduct electricity, reducing the risk of further electric shocks. Using a bare foot, a metal object, or a wet piece of wood could all potentially conduct electricity and increase the risk of electric shock.

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  • 24. 

    How can you attempt to remove a insect from inside the ear?

    • A.

      Pick it out with tweezers

    • B.

      Shaking the head until it falls out

    • C.

      Blowing into the opposite ear

    • D.

      Flooding the ear with water so that it floats out

    Correct Answer
    D. Flooding the ear with water so that it floats out
    Explanation
    Flooding the ear with water is an effective way to remove an insect from inside the ear. When the ear is flooded with water, the insect is likely to float out due to the buoyancy of water. This method is safer compared to picking it out with tweezers, shaking the head, or blowing into the opposite ear, as these methods can potentially cause harm or push the insect further into the ear canal.

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  • 25. 

    Give a value for what could be considered a normal pulse reading in a normal relatively healthy adult at rest.

    Correct Answer
    60-80
    Explanation
    A normal pulse reading in a normal, relatively healthy adult at rest is typically between 60 and 80 beats per minute. This range indicates a healthy heart rate, which is important for maintaining proper blood flow and oxygenation throughout the body. A pulse rate within this range suggests that the heart is functioning efficiently and effectively, providing the necessary oxygen and nutrients to the body's tissues and organs.

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