- What do the letters "C.P.R." stand for?
a) Cardiac-Pulse and Respiration
b) Controlling Pulse to Revive
c) Chest-Press Resuscitation
d) Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
- The American Heart Association has instituted a new "Hands-Only" method of CPR. For which of the following scenarios would Hands-Only CPR be appropriate?
a) An overweight man whom you find passed out in a garage; no pulse, not breathing
b) A young child who suddenly passes out; has a pulse, not breathing
c) A surly man at a party with you has a drug overdose on the couch; no pulse, not breathing
d) A tall woman who loses consciousness during your tennis match with her; no pulse, not breathing
- When administering CPR to an infant, press hard and fast at the bottom of the sternum, a part of the bone technically referred to as the "xyphoid process."
a) True b) False
- Studies show that when you are alone with a child who is in cardiac arrest, you should do what before calling for help?
a) Nothing; Call 911 immediately
b) Administer 5 sets of convential Child CPR
c) Look for a wallet or other form of identification on the child
d) Give the child 4 breaths but no compressions
- What is the compressions - to - breaths ratio for Convential Adult, Child and Infant CPR?
- Why has the American Heart Association instituted Hands-Only CPR?
a) Only with continuous compressions can the heart regain its rhythm; with breaks to breath into them, there is almost no chance to revive the victim
b) Administering breaths is actually blowing poisonous carbon dioxide into the victim, making their chances of survival worse
c) In the appropriate cases when it should be used, there is already a good deal of oxygen in the victim's body
d) They declared mouth-to-mouth breathing to be "icky"
- Which of the following is not a reason to stop CPR?
a) The victim is non-responsive
b) Emergency Medical Services arrive
c) The person throws up and wakes up
d) An AED (Automated External Defibrillator) arrives
- If you administer faulty CPR to a person with no pulse or breath, what terrible thing could happen?
a) You could kill the person by causing the blood in the body to circulate and burst their capillaries
b) Ruining the chances for the EMTs to save the victim when they arrive, by contaminating the scene
c) You could cause them brain damage by breathing into them incorrectly
d) Not much; they're already dead
- Only CPR-trained bystanders should ever attempt CPR.
a) True b) False
- What are the approximate recommended age groups for infant, child and adult CPR respectively?