Lifeguard Quiz # 4: First Aid (Ch. 9)

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Lifeguard Quiz # 4: First Aid (Ch. 9) - Quiz

SELA Aquatics requires all lifeguard training participants to complete quizzes on or before the due dates given by their instructors. Failure to complete quizzes may result in a participant's forfeiture to take the final written exam and receive certification. Upon completing this quiz, please print out the achievement card that indicates a passing score and show it to your instructor.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The “S” in the mnemonic SAMPLE stands for—
    • A. 

      Secondary assessment.

    • B. 

      Signs and symptoms.

    • C. 

      Signs of life.

    • D. 

      Standard of care.

  • 2. 
    A physical injury to the body’s soft tissue, such as the skin, fat and muscles, is called a—
    • A. 

      Break.

    • B. 

      Concussion.

    • C. 

      Stroke.

    • D. 

      Wound.

  • 3. 
    To minimize the effects of shock, you should do all of the following EXCEPT—
    • A. 

      Control any external bleeding.

    • B. 

      Have the victim lie down and elevate the legs about 12 inches if a head, neck or back injury or if broken bones in the hips or legs are not suspected.

    • C. 

      Give the victim warm beverages to sip

    • D. 

      Keep the victim from getting chilled or overheated.

  • 4. 
    You are on duty at your facility when a patron emerges from the locker room stating that a custodian has had an accident, spilling a small amount of cleaning product in one of her eyes. What should you do to provide care for chemicals in the eye?
    • A. 

      Flush away from the uninjured eye

    • B. 

      Flush eyes with soap and water for 15 minutes

    • C. 

      Flush the eye continuously with water for 10 minutes or until EMS personnel arrive

    • D. 

      Both A and C are correct

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is true when providing care for a victim who has sustained a serious injury to the abdomen?
    • A. 

      Cover the organs with a moist, sterile dressing and cover the dressing with plastic wrap.

    • B. 

      Do not attempt to put the organs back into the abdomen.

    • C. 

      Place a folded towel or cloth over the dressing to keep the organs warm.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 6. 
    Take all of the following steps to care for an embedded object EXCEPT—
    • A. 

      Do not remove the object.

    • B. 

      Place a bandage over the object.

    • C. 

      Place several dressings around the object to keep it from moving.

    • D. 

      Summon EMS personnel.

  • 7. 
    The victim of a heat-related emergency starts to lose consciousness. What should you do after you summon EMS personnel?
    • A. 

      Continue to check for breathing and a pulse.

    • B. 

      Continue to cool the victim by using ice or cold packs on his or her wrists, ankles, groin and neck and in the armpits.

    • C. 

      Have the victim sit up.

    • D. 

      Both a and b are correct.

  • 8. 
    Frostbite is the freezing of body parts exposed to the cold. The severity depends on—
    • A. 

      Air temperature, body temperature and length of exposure.

    • B. 

      Air temperature, length of exposure and the wind.

    • C. 

      Air temperature, length of the body part and the wind.

    • D. 

      Body temperature, length of exposure and the wind

  • 9. 
    Too much or too little sugar in the blood =
    • A. 

      Diabetic emergency

    • B. 

      Fainting

    • C. 

      Seizures

    • D. 

      Stroke

  • 10. 
    Weakness or numbness usually on one side of the body, slurred speech or blurred vision =
    • A. 

      Diabetic emergency

    • B. 

      Seizures

    • C. 

      Stroke

    • D. 

      Poisoning

  • 11. 
    A cut in which a piece of soft tissue or even part of the body, such as a finger, is torn loose or is torn off entirely. Often, deeper tissues are damaged, causing significant bleeding =
    • A. 

      Abrasion

    • B. 

      Laceration

    • C. 

      Avulsion

    • D. 

      Puncture

  • 12. 
    Signals include red, hot, dry skin; changes in the level of consciousness; and vomiting.
    • A. 

      Heat cramps

    • B. 

      Heat exhaustion

    • C. 

      Heat stroke

  • 13. 
    When speaking with children, do not kneel since this may confuse the child.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    When treating an eye injury, do not put direct pressure on the eye.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Splinting is a method of immobilizing an injured extremity and should be used only if moving or transporting a person to seek medical attention and if splinting does not cause further pain.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    If the victim vomits ___________, place the victim on his or her side.
    • A. 

      Do

    • B. 

      Do not

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