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You are here: Home > First Aid & Safety Information > Test Your Knowledge > Heat Exposure Quiz
  1. Heat Stroke is a serious, life-threatening condition.
    a) True      b) False

  2. If someone appears to be suffering from heat stroke, which of the following should be done first?
    a) Alert EMS by calling 9-1-1
    b) Give the victim cool water to sip
    c) Remove excess clothing
    d) Check their mental status by administering a short memory quiz

  3. If left untreated, heat exhaustion can progress into heat stroke.
    a) True      b) False

  4. When the body's temperature rises to 105 F (40.5 C), what is at risk of occurring?
    a) Nothing; 107 F and above is the danger level cutoff
    b) Permanent brain damage
    c) Sudden, total hair loss
    d) Sweating literal bullets

  5. Which of the following is NOT a good treatment for heat exhaustion or heat stroke?
    a) Spray the victim with cool water
    b) Place the victim on his/her side in the recovery position to protect the airway
    c) Apply ice packs to the victim's neck, groin and armpits
    d) Keep them moving to prevent muscle cramping

  6. In cases of heat stroke, how should ice packs be applied?
    a) Slowly, so as not to shock the victim's system
    b) Wrapped in towels to prevent minor frostbite
    c) To the neck, groin, and armpits
    d) To the hands and feet

  7. If the victim is vomiting or unconscious, you should NOT give him/her anything by mouth
    a) True      b) False

  8. If a person might be exhibiting signs of heat exhaustion, but also has pale, moist, and cool skin, then you know that it's not heat exhaustion.
    a) True      b) False

  9. Heat exhaustion and heat stroke are much less common in areas with higher humidity.
    a) True      b) False

  10. Which of these is the most important in cases of heat stroke?
    a) The victim's breathing and circulation
    b) The victim's skin temperature
    c) The victim's consciousness
    d) Vomit

(Answers: True, A, True, B, D, C, True, True, False, A)

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