Do you deserve to be CPR certified?

Have you been trained in CPR, or are you about to be? See what skills you already have, and what you need to learn by taking the test below. I hope you find it helpful and that you enjoy it. All the answers have come from the Basic Life Support book.

Cardiac arrest, the chain of survival, compressions, rescue breaths, you name it. I even included some choking questions to see how far you are in training. If you already have your certification, good job coming back to see if you remember enough.

Created by: Sarah

  1. In which locations do most out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur?
  2. Which is the most common cause of cardiac arrest in children?
  3. What is the 3rd link in the adult out-of-hospital Chain of Survival?
  4. Which statement best describes sudden cardiac arrest?
  5. Scenario: a 53-year-old man suddenly collapses and becomes unresponsive. You witness him collapse and are the first rescuer to arrive at the scene. You find him lying motionless on the floor. Which is the first action you should take in this situation?
  6. The man doesn't respond when you touch is shoulders and shout "are you ok?", What is your best next action?
  7. Several rescuers respond, and you ask them to activate the emergency response and retrieve the AED and emergency equipment. As you check for a pulse and breathing, you notice that the man is gasping for air and making "snorting" sounds. You do not feel a pulse. What is your best action?
  8. What is the ratio of chest compressions to breaths when providing CPR to an adult?
  9. What are the rate and depth for chest compressions on an adult?
  10. What action should you take when more rescuers arrive?
  11. If you suspect that an unresponsive victim has head or neck trauma, what is the preferred method for opening the airway?
  12. What is the most appropriate first step to take as soon as the AED arrives at the victim's side?
  13. Which step is one of the universal steps for operating an AED?
  14. If a victim of cardiac arrest has an implanted pacemaker or defibrillator, what special steps should be taken?
  15. What action should you take when the AED is analyzing the heart rhythm?
  16. After performing high-quality CPR for 5 minutes, the team leader frequently interrupts chest compressions to check for a pulse even though the victim has no organized rhythm when the AED analyzes the rhythm. Which action demonstrates constructive intervention?
  17. The team leader asks you to perform bag-mask ventilation during a resuscitation attempt, but you have not perfected that skill. What would be an appropriate action to acknowledge your limitations?
  18. What is the appropriate action to demonstrate closed-loop communication when the team leader assigns you a task?
  19. What is the correct compression-to-ventilation ratio for a single rescuer of a 3-year-old child?
  20. For what age victim is the 2 thumb-encircling hands technique recommended when 2 or more rescuers are present?
  21. What is the correct chest compression depth for a child?
  22. What is the correct chest compression depth for an infant?
  23. What should you do when using an AED on an infant or a child less than 8 years of age?
  24. What is important to remember about AED pad placement on infants?
  25. Which victim would need only rescue breathing?
  26. How often should rescue breaths be given in infants and children when a pulse is present?
  27. Which action can rescuers perform to potentially reduce the risk of gastric inflation?
  28. Which is the preferred technique for giving rescue breaths to an infant?
  29. What is NOT an example of an opioid?
  30. Your 27-year-old roommate uses opioids. You find him unresponsive with no breathing, but a strong pulse. You suspect an opioid-associated life-threatening emergency. A friend is phoning 911 and is looking for naloxone auto-injector. What action should you take?
  31. You encounter an unresponsive 56-year-old man who has been taking hydrocodone after a surgical procedure. He is not breathing and has no pulse. You notice that his medication bottle is empty. You suspect an opioid-associated life-threatening emergency. A colleague activates the emergency response system and is retrieving the AED and naloxone. What is the most appropriate action for you to take next?
  32. Which is an example of a mild foreign-body airway obstruction?
  33. Which victim of a severe airway obstruction should receive abdominal thrusts?
  34. You are performing abdominal thrusts on a 9-year-old child when he suddenly becomes unresponsive. After you shout for nearby help, what is the most appropriate action to take next?

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