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Beginner First Aid

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What gas, which enters through the lungs, is essential to keeping the brain alive.

  1. nitrogen
  2. carbon dioxide
  3. oxygen
  4. steam

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

  1. yes
  2. no

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

  1. When the lips go blue - Cyanosis
  2. After 10 cycles
  3. After 15 minutes
  4. Only when assistance has arrived


Question Number 4 

What simple check can be used toQuestion Image
determine the heart rate in a casualty? Check the _____.

  • ____________


Question Number 5 

What is the missing step in the life-saving priorities?

  • Early help Question Image
  • Early ___
  • Early defibrillation
  • Early advanced care
[Also known as the chain of survival]
  • ____________

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How does an AED attempt to save a life? By:

  1. restarting breathing
  2. restarting the heart
  3. stopping bleading

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Which of the following should be used to break contact between the casualty and electrical supply when it's not possible to turn off the electricity.

  1. Metal
  2. Wood

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What does the B stand for in the ABC check?


  1. Bleeding
  2. Breathing
  3. Breaks (Fractures)
  4. Bones

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Which of the following is a recognition feature of a faint?

  1. A fast pulse
  2. A slow pulse

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Which of the following is the treatment for a nosebleed?

  1. Tilt head forward
  2. Tilt head backward


Quiz Answers

Question Number 1


Question Number 2

No. They should only use an inhaler that was prescribed for them.

Question Number 3

Only when assistance has arrived and taken over. Unless you are physically unable to continue any more or the casualty starts to breath normally.

Question Number 4


Question Number 5


Question Number 6

By restarting the heart. The AED delivers a shock to stop an abnormal rhythm which can result in the heart returning to a correct rhythm.

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Question Number 8

Breathing. This is the ABC check listing the priorities when treating any casualty.

Question Number 9

A slow pulse

Question Number 10

Tilt head forward