Quiz Topic: First Aid & Safety

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  • 1. 

    You’re having lunch with a friend and he begins to choke on some food. He can’t speak, breathe or cough it up. How can you help?

    • A.

      Put your fingers down his throat to try to dislodge the obstruction

    • B.

      Do the Heimlich manoeuvre on him

    • C.

      Give up to five back blows between his shoulder blades

    Correct Answer
    C. Give up to five back blows between his shoulder blades
    Explanation
    When someone is choking and unable to speak, breathe, or cough, the most appropriate way to help is by giving up to five back blows between their shoulder blades. This technique, known as the back blows, can help dislodge the obstruction by applying force to the back. It is a safer and more effective method compared to putting fingers down the throat, which can potentially worsen the situation. The Heimlich maneuver is typically used when back blows are ineffective, or the person becomes unconscious.

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  • 2. 

    Your colleague is complaining of breathlessness and a tight pain in the chest. You suspect a heart attack. What should you do?

    • A.

      Get him to lay down flat

    • B.

      Encourage him to stand up and move around slowly

    • C.

      Sit him in a comfortable position

    Correct Answer
    C. Sit him in a comfortable position
    Explanation
    In the case of suspected heart attack, it is recommended to sit the person in a comfortable position. This is because sitting upright can help reduce the strain on the heart and improve blood flow. It also allows the person to breathe more easily and may help alleviate the tight pain in the chest. Laying down flat or encouraging the person to stand up and move around slowly can potentially worsen the symptoms or put additional stress on the heart.

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  • 3. 

    One of your friends has cut his arm and is bleeding severely. How do you treat his injury?

    • A.

      Put the injured limb in some cold water

    • B.

      Apply direct pressure over the wound

    • C.

      Give him an aspirin

    Correct Answer
    B. Apply direct pressure over the wound
    Explanation
    Applying direct pressure over the wound is the correct answer because it helps to control and stop the bleeding. Direct pressure helps to compress the blood vessels and reduce the flow of blood from the injured area. This can prevent further blood loss and allow for the formation of a clot, which is essential for the wound to start healing. Applying direct pressure is a simple and effective first aid technique that can be done immediately to help stabilize the situation until further medical assistance is available.

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  • 4. 

    You’re walking home and you see a man lying on the ground. You ask him if he’s all right but he doesn’t respond. What should you do next?

    • A.

      Leave him to wake up by himself

    • B.

      Begin CPR

    • C.

      Check his airway is clear

    Correct Answer
    C. Check his airway is clear
    Explanation
    In this situation, the most immediate concern should be the man's safety and well-being. Checking his airway is clear is the correct answer because it is important to ensure that he can breathe properly. If his airway is blocked, it could lead to serious complications or even death. By checking his airway, you can assess if there is any obstruction and take appropriate action to clear it, such as performing the Heimlich maneuver or calling for medical assistance.

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  • 5. 

    You need to perform CPR on your neighbour after she collapsed and stopped breathing. How many chest compressions to rescue breaths should you do? 

    • A.

      30 compressions to two breaths

    • B.

      20 compressions to five breaths

    • C.

      15 compressions to three breaths

    Correct Answer
    A. 30 compressions to two breaths
    Explanation
    During CPR, the recommended ratio of chest compressions to rescue breaths is 30 compressions to 2 breaths. This means that for every 30 chest compressions, you should give 2 rescue breaths. This ratio allows for adequate blood circulation and oxygenation of the body during the resuscitation process. By providing a higher number of compressions compared to breaths, you are prioritizing the restoration of blood flow and increasing the chances of successful resuscitation.

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  • 6. 

    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
    When treating frostbite, it is recommended to use warm water to put the injured parts in. Warm water helps to gradually thaw the frozen tissues without causing further damage. Using very cold water or water from the cold water tap can worsen the condition by causing additional freezing. Boiling water is too hot and can lead to burns and further injury. Therefore, warm water is the most appropriate choice for treating frostbite.

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  • 7. 

    If someone's clothing is on fire, how should you extinguish it?

    • A.

      Get them to run around

    • B.

      Send them outside where it may be colder

    • C.

      Wrap them in a coat or curtain

    • D.

      Use a fan to blow out the flames

    Correct Answer
    C. Wrap them in a coat or curtain
    Explanation
    When someone's clothing is on fire, it is important to smother the flames to deprive them of oxygen. Wrapping them in a coat or curtain can help to smother the fire and prevent it from spreading further. This method can effectively extinguish the fire and protect the person from further harm. Running around or using a fan can actually fan the flames and make the situation worse, while sending them outside where it may be colder does not address the immediate need to extinguish the fire.

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  • 8. 

    If someone has taken an overdose of drugs, should you induce vomiting?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Inducing vomiting is not recommended if someone has taken an overdose of drugs. It can cause further harm by damaging the throat, esophagus, and teeth, and may not effectively remove all of the drugs from the body. In such cases, it is crucial to seek immediate medical help and let professionals handle the situation.

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  • 9. 

    When treating a casualty for shock should you give him/her a glass of water to drink slowly?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Giving a casualty a glass of water to drink slowly is not recommended when treating for shock. Shock is a serious condition that occurs when there is insufficient blood flow to the body's vital organs. Providing water may not address the underlying cause of shock and could potentially worsen the condition. Instead, it is important to prioritize medical assistance, maintain the casualty's body temperature, elevate their legs if possible, and reassure them until professional help arrives.

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  • 10. 

    When arriving on the scene of an incident in what order are the priorities?

    • A.

      Give emergency aid; Make the area safe; Get help from others; Assess the situation

    • B.

      Assess the situation; Make the area safe; Give emergency aid; Get help from others

    • C.

      Get help from others; Give Emergency Aid; Assess the situation; Make the area Safe

    Correct Answer
    B. Assess the situation; Make the area safe; Give emergency aid; Get help from others
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Assess the situation; Make the area safe; Give emergency aid; Get help from others. This order of priorities ensures that the first step is to assess the situation and understand the nature and severity of the incident. Then, the next priority is to make the area safe, by removing any immediate dangers or hazards. After that, providing emergency aid to those in need is prioritized, followed by seeking help from others to assist in the situation. This order ensures a systematic approach to handling the incident and prioritizes the safety and well-being of those involved.

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