First Aid Quiz

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First aid is something that we have heard of since we are a child. How well do you know about it? Would you like to play this First Aid quiz to test your knowledge right now? First aid is known as the first and immediate assistance that is given to anyone with either a minor or serious illness or injury. The purpose of first aid is to stop the condition from worsening before one gets to the hospital. Let's see how much you know.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    You are out having a coffee with a friend when they complain of severe pain in the chest. Your friend is pale, sweaty, and quite distressed. Which of the following is the most appropriate referral:
    • A. 

      Contact a local doctor for an appointment.

    • B. 

      Phone a taxi to take you both to the hospital.

    • C. 

      Call the waiter over and order a strong short black for your friend.

    • D. 

      Arrange for an ambulance to attend ASAP.

  • 2. 
    A heart attack occurs when which of the following occurs:
    • A. 

      Because the patient did not take an aspirin a day

    • B. 

      When an area of the heart muscle is deprived of oxygen and dies

    • C. 

      When the heart stops beating

    • D. 

      When the blood becomes too thick from drinking short black coffee, to move through the blood vessels

  • 3. 
    You suspect a person has had a heart attack. Whilst waiting for an ambulance, the person collapses and becomes unconscious. You should immediately:
    • A. 

      Undertake a Secondary Survey.

    • B. 

      Follow the principles of the ‘DRSABCD’.

    • C. 

      Complete a Vital Signs Survey.

    • D. 

      Try to give the person fluids to drink.

  • 4. 
    Respiratory difficulty experienced by asthmatics is associated with:
    • A. 

      A dilation of the bronchi coupled with an increase in mucous production.

    • B. 

      A sudden constriction of the bronchi coupled with a decrease in mucous production.

    • C. 

      Inflammation, swelling and narrowing of the airways.

    • D. 

      A sudden dilation of the bronchi coupled with a decrease in mucous production.

  • 5. 
    How would you assist someone who is conscious and suffering from an asthma attack?
    • A. 

      Place in the lateral position.

    • B. 

      Call 000

    • C. 

      Give 4 puffs from their inhaler, wait 4 minutes then another 4 puffs if little or no improvement call 000.

    • D. 

      Give the patient a drink of water.

  • 6. 
    Whilst out one evening, a friend who is an asthmatic is feeling a ‘bit wheezy’. They have used their ‘Ventolin’ puffer a number of times without any relief. Over the next 5 minutes your friend has severe difficulty breathing and difficulty speaking. You should:  
    • A. 

      Sit with the person for another 10 minutes to see if they get better.

    • B. 

      Drive the person to hospital yourself.

    • C. 

      Take the person to a local doctor’s clinic.

    • D. 

      Call an ambulance immediately.

  • 7. 
    The first aid management for a person you suspect is suffering from anaphylaxis:
    • A. 

      Cover the person with a blanket.

    • B. 

      Assist the person with their medication (auto-injector).

    • C. 

      Give the person a sweet drink.

    • D. 

      Give the person a sugar based lolly such as barley sugar.

  • 8. 
    What symptoms would indicate a person is having a ‘severe’ anaphylactic reaction?
    • A. 

      Difficulty breathing and swelling of the tongue

    • B. 

      Rash to the limbs

    • C. 

      Swelling of the limbs

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    Internal bleeding can be either :
    • A. 

      Direct or Indirect

    • B. 

      Superficial or Deep

    • C. 

      Caused by internal injuries or a medical condition

    • D. 

      Major or Minor

  • 10. 
    In an emergency situation when you need to move a patient you should ...?
    • A. 

      Have your back bent, legs straight and feet together.

    • B. 

      Take care, handle the unconscious casualty carefully and avoid twisting or forward movement of their head and spine.

    • C. 

      Move the patient as quickly as you can by dragging them along by the shoulders.

    • D. 

      Move the patient as quickly as you can by dragging them along by the feet

  • 11. 
    A young man trips over the bottom draw of a filing cabinet that has been left open and suffers a deep laceration to the front of his right leg, which is bleeding heavily. Your initial first aid response will be:
    • A. 

      Clean it quickly with diluted antiseptic and bandage firmly.

    • B. 

      Apply firm pressure directly onto the bleeding wound and elevate the leg.

    • C. 

      Apply a tourniquet and call an ambulance.

    • D. 

      Run it under cool water until the bleeding stops.

  • 12. 
    When recording an incident on an injury report form you should:
    • A. 

      Write in pencil so that any mistakes can be erased.

    • B. 

      Not record how the accident occurred (i.e. history).

    • C. 

      Throw away the form after one month if there is no insurance claim.

    • D. 

      Keep the contents strictly confident.

  • 13. 
    A single sting from a bee, wasp or ant is painful but not usually dangerous unless the casualty has an allergy to the specific venom. When should you call 000? 
    • A. 

      If the casualty has localised swelling around the bite or sting.

    • B. 

      If casualty has difficulty breathing or signs of any severe allergic reaction or multiple stings, stings around their face or airways

    • C. 

      The casualty is a child and is crying

    • D. 

      The pain is describe as intense 10 out of 10 pain

  • 14. 
    The National Poisons Information Centre is best contacted on:
    • A. 

      131 126

    • B. 

      131 911

    • C. 

      000

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 15. 
    MSDS stands for?
    • A. 

      Safety Detail Systems

    • B. 

      Standard Description Sheets

    • C. 

      Material Safety Data Sheets

    • D. 

      System Data Sheets

  • 16. 
    You are at home having a window replaced by a tradesperson, when he slips whilst carrying glass. You respond to calls for help and find him with a large piece of glass embedded in his left arm. There is blood flowing freely from the wound. You should:
    • A. 

      Elevate and rest the arm without applying pressure and call an ambulance.

    • B. 

      Leave the wound alone to prevent further damage. Reassure the patient

    • C. 

      Elevate the arm, apply pressure around the glass, build up dressings around the wound and call an ambulance. Reassure the patient.

    • D. 

      Remove the glass and then apply pressure to the wound. Reassure the patient.

  • 17. 
    If the casualty require CPR and you are unwilling or unable to give rescue breaths what can you do? 
    • A. 

      Call a friend who is a Doctor

    • B. 

      Commence continuous chest compressions at rate of 100 per minute (almost 2 per second)

    • C. 

      Place them in the recovery position

    • D. 

      Wait for the ambulance to arrive

  • 18. 
    A machine operator severs their hand below the wrist. The bleeding from the stump has been controlled and the hand is retrievable. You should:
    • A. 

      Pack the severed hand directly into ice and take the patient to the closest hospital.

    • B. 

      Rinse the amputated part, then wrap it in a towel and take the patient and amputated part to the closest hospital.

    • C. 

      Place the amputated hand in an airtight plastic bag and keep afloat in icy cold water. Arrange for an ambulance to take the patient and amputated hand to hospital.

    • D. 

      Wash the amputated part in antiseptic, before placing it in ice and transport with the patient to hospital.

  • 19. 
    What is the best way to manage a bleeding laceration on a patient’s arm 
    • A. 

      Apply and maintain firm direct pressure to stop bleeding

    • B. 

      Call an ambulance.

    • C. 

      Apply a tourniquet immediately above the elbow.

    • D. 

      Lay the patient down with their feet elevated.

  • 20. 
    When recording a set of vital signs on a patient, what information is required?
    • A. 

      Pulse rate per minute, conscious state, skin condition and pupil size.

    • B. 

      Conscious state, skin condition and pupil size

    • C. 

      Pulse and breathing rate, conscious state and skin condition and eyes.

    • D. 

      Respiratory rate per minute, conscious state, skin condition, pupil size and the amount of medication they take each day.

  • 21. 
    When conducting a secondary survey which of the following would not be part of your routine:
    • A. 

      Reassuring the patient.

    • B. 

      Being gentle and respectful at all times.

    • C. 

      Squeezing an injured area in order to check for any pain.

    • D. 

      Advising the patient what you are doing.

  • 22. 
    Your casualty has a weak rapid pulse, pale skin, is cold and clammy. What do you suspect?
    • A. 

      Shock

    • B. 

      Allergic Reaction

    • C. 

      Angina

    • D. 

      Carbon-Monoxide Poisoning

  • 23. 
    A co-worker collapses unconscious in front of you. After assessing for Dangers, and checking for a Response and Sending for Help - your next action would be to:
    • A. 

      Check the patient’s airway, look for regular movement of chest, listen for normal breath sounds, feel for regular, rhythmic movement of chest or upper abdomen.

    • B. 

      Check for a pulse and see if the patient is breathing. blood loss and slow shock

    • C. 

      Commence Expired Air Resuscitation.

    • D. 

      Place Defibrillator pads on the patient’s chest ready to go.

  • 24. 
    If a patient is unconscious their muscles are relaxed and will require assistance to prevent harm from regurgitation by placing the patient in the recovery position.  This will help to establish and maintain a clear airway, assist to drain any fluids from their mouth and reduce the risk of them inhaling foreign material. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    What is the correct treatment for Choking – Partial airway obstruction. 
    • A. 

      Reassure casualty and try to keep them calm

    • B. 

      Encourage them to breathe in slowly then cough

    • C. 

      If obstruction cannot be cleared call 000

    • D. 

      All of the above

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