CPR/AED & First Aid Exam
Colorado CPR & Safety Professionals
1. What is the basic purpose of the Good Samaritan law?
a. To protect someone who incorrectly assumes implied consent.
b. To encourage people to attempt care beyond their training when it is necessary.
c. To encourage bystanders to help those in need by protecting anyone legally who volunteers assistance in good faith.
d. To place the legal liability on someone else
2. Why is angling the body and face towards the ground important when placing a person in the recovery position?
a. It stabilizes the head and body.
b. It allows you to roll the person toward you in a single motion.
c. It aligns the head to prevent further injury to the neck
d. It helps keep fluids and the tongue clear from the airway.
3. Which answer best describes your first aid treatment for a heart attack victim?
a. Lay the person down to rest until the chest pain goes away.
b. Ignore the chest pain because heart attacks only happen to other people.
c. Call 911 even if the person refuses help and offer the person a low dose aspirin
d. Perform CPR immediately.
4. What is rate of compressions for all cardiac arrest victims?
b. 100 to 120 compressions per hour
a. 100 to 120 compressions per minute
c. 100 compressions is the maximum rate
d. You may go faster than 120 if they are not responding
5. What tool can you use to help reduce the time it takes to get a person with a suspected stroke treated at a hospital?
a. FAST assessment.
b. Recovery position.
c. Primary assessment.
d. Chain of survival.
6. A child in your classroom collapses to the ground. Her whole body is jerking and convulsing. What is your immediate care?
a. Tightly restrain her arms to prevent her from further injury.
b. Put an object, such as a belt strap or rolled towel, into her mouth to keep her from swallowing her tongue.
c. Protect her from further injury by moving any objects away that she might bump into.
d. Start CPR
7. You have responded to a four-year-old child who is unresponsive and not breathing, so you initiated CPR. How do you perform high-quality rescue breaths as part of your CPR?
a. You will not be able to deliver breaths because the airway and lungs may have fluids in them.
b. Deliver each breath over one second and create a visible chest rise, but no more.
c. Since it is obviously related to breathing, provide as big a breath as possible
d. Perform compression-only CPR without rescue breaths
8. The ratio of chest compressions to rescue breaths when performing CPR on a 7-year-old-child is:
9. You are in the cafeteria eating lunch. At a nearby table a 5 year old child starts 'coughing loudly' and forcefully. Some person yells, “Please help her!” You should:
a. Give her a repeated series of 5 back blows and 5 chest thrusts.
b. Give her a series of abdominal thrusts.
c. Give her a series of chest thrusts.
d. Encourage her to cough it out.
10. Chest compressions for an infant are performed using:
a. The heels of two hands
b. The heel of one hand
c. Either one or two hands
d. Two fingers or encircling thumb method
11. You suspect an 8-month-old infant has a severe foreign body obstruction of the airway. What care do you provide?
a. Repeated abdominal thrusts
b. Repeated chest thrusts
c. Repeated 5 back blows and 5 chest thrusts
d. Repeated back blows
12. When performing chest compressions on a child, compress ____________.
a. about 2 inches or 1⁄3 the depth of the chest
b. about 1.5 inches or 1⁄3 the depth of the chest
c. As far as you can push
d. 1 inch
13. When performing chest compressions on an infant, compress ____________.
a. 1⁄3 the depth of the chest or about 2 inches
b. 1.5 inches or 1⁄3 the depth of the chest
c. As far as you can push
d. 1 inch
14. When performing chest compressions on an adult, compress at least ____________ in depth.
a. At least 2 inches but avoid > 2.4 inches
b. 1.5 inches
c. As far as you can push
d. 4 inches
15. You are performing CPR on a person in sudden cardiac arrest. When an AED arrives:
a. Complete another two minutes of CPR.
b. Immediately turn it on and follow all the AED's voice instructions.
c. Attach the pads to the person’s chest and then turn on the AED.
d. Only use the AED if EMS is delayed.
16. You are attending to an adult who collapsed suddenly. You determine she is unresponsive, you call 911, you note she is making weird, periodic gasping sounds that are not normal or effective for breathing, and her face color is bluish. You should:
a. Start CPR beginning with chest compressions.
b. Give abdominal thrusts to clear the airway.
c. Comfort, calm, and reassure her.
d. Place her in a recovery position.
17. You are caring for a child who was thrown from a bicycle. He was not wearing a helmet. He is verbally responsive to you. But, he is complaining of numbness in his fingers. You should:
a. Tell him to sit up so you can check for a pain response.
b. Place your hands on both sides of his head to keep his head still using spinal motion restriction
c. Perform a physical assessment by palpating all his limbs
d. Place him in the recovery position.
18. Generally speaking, chest compressions during CPR should be:
a. Gentle and slow with frequent interruptions.
b. Gentle and slow and interrupted as little as possible.
c. Hard and fast with frequent interruptions.
d. Hard and fast and interrupted as little as possible
19. You have assisted a child in using their albuterol inhaler for their asthma attack. 10 - 15 minutes later, the child is now gasping for air, very short of breath, and can’t stop coughing. You should:
a. Have the child use the albuterol inhaler at double or even triple the prescribed dose.
b. Be patient. Wait for the medication to take effect.
c. Perform a physical assessment.
d. Activate EMS by calling 911.
20. You are caring for an adult female who has been stung by a bee and is severely allergic to them. She has an epinephrine auto-injector. Her lips and face are swelling quickly. You should:
a. Assist her to self-administer the epinephrine autoinjector
b. Comfort, calm, and stay with her until the swelling goes down.
c. Give her something sweet to drink.
d. Provide privacy to minimize embarrassment.
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