Test your knowledge of first aid


What should be done immediately after dealing with any First Aid incident?
a) Complete the accident form and inform the police
b) Throw used dressings in the bin.
c) Have a cup of tea and talk about the incident
d) Complete the accident form and re-stock the First Aid box



What advice would you give to someone following their first epileptic seizure?
a) Go home and rest
b) Rest for an hour and return to work provided they have no more seizures
c) That they should go to hospital immediately
d) That they should make an appointment to see their doctor



What treatment would you give a casualty suffering from an open fracture of the leg?
a) Apply pressure on the wound, support and elevate
b) Apply pressure around the wound and support in the position found
c) Cover wound with a dressing and elevate the legs
d) Use the other leg as a splint and tie them together



At what point would you send a bystander to call for an ambulance, if a casualty is not breathing?
a) After checking for breathing
b) After checking for response
c) After checking for injuries
d) As soon as they have been placed in the recovery position



The main reason for cooling a superficial burn with water is to help prevent…?
a) Infection
b) Loss of fluid
c) Scarring and pain
d) Impaired breathing



Which of the following sign and symptoms would best indicate that a casualty was suffering from shock?
a) Pale, cold, clammy skin, rapid and weak pulse, fast shallow breathing
b) Pale, cold, dry skin, slow and weak pulse, laboured breathing
c) Flushed, dry skin, rapid and weak pulse, noisy breathing
d) Pale, hot and clammy skin, slow, full pulse, shallow rapid breathing



Coughed up bright red frothy blood could indicate…?
a) Bleeding from the stomach
b) Bleeding from the upper bowel
c) Bleeding from the kidneys
d) Bleeding from the lungs



What is the most likely condition that would cause a casualty to be confused, nauseous, dizzy and have blurred vision?
a) Ear infection
b) Concussion
c) Stroke
d) Skull fracture



A conscious casualty has been burned with chemicals. What would be your immediate treatment?
a) Remove the danger and treat with cold water
b) Get them to hospital
c) Place in the recovery position
d) Remove their clothing and take them to hospital



A choking adult becomes unconscious, what should you do first?
a) Open and check the airway, check for breathing and give two effective rescue breaths from five attempts if breathing is absent.
b) Turn them on their side and give five backslaps.
c) Check airway and breathing
d) Call 999 and start CPR



Which of the following is the correct treatment for a conscious casualty having an asthma attack?
a) Give them a hot drink
b) Calm and reassure the casualty and lay them down with legs raised
c) Allow them to take their own medication and rest in a comfortable position
d) Place them in the recovery position



In CPR, what is the ratio of compressions to breaths with an adult?
a) 10 to 1
b) 15 to 2
c) 30 to 2
d) 5 to 1



In what position would you place a conscious casualty suffering from a penetrating wound to the chest?
a) Laying down with legs elevated
b) Half sitting, inclined towards injured side with head and shoulders raised
c) Half sitting, inclined away from injured side with head and shoulders raised
d) Sitting up with support under knees



A casualty has a pain in the chest, is breathless, pale and complaining of indigestion. What condition do you suspect?
a) Heart attack
b) Stroke
c) Asthma
d) Hyperventilation



Which of the following casualties would you treat first?
a) Child with broken arm, shouting for help
b) Man sitting dazed with a bruise to the head
c) Man lying quietly on his back with no obvious injuries
d) Woman lying quietly on her side with no obvious injuries



Which of the following would you recommend for a casualty who has just sprained their ankle?
a) Rest with leg raised if possible and apply ice
b) Rest with leg raised and apply local heat
c) Apply local heat and advise casualty to keep joint moving
d) Massage the swelling



An amputated limb should be…?
a) Wrapped in plastic, then fabric and placed on a bed of ice
b) Wrapped in plastic and covered in ice
c) Washed, covered with a sterile dressing and kept warm
d) Held in place with bandages



What is the correct procedure for giving rescue breaths to a baby?
a) Mouth to mouth
b) Mouth to nose
c) Mouth to nose and mouth
d) Mouth to stomach



What is one of the First Aider’s responsibilities in the workplace?
a) To keep First Aid boxes fully stocked and ready for use
b) To train the staff in First Aid
c) To call a local GP in an emergency
d) To ensure good hygiene



What is the minimum distance you should stay away from a casualty and the power source when they have been affected by high voltage electricity?
a) 10 metres
b) 12 metres
c) 15 metres
d) 18 metres