FREE BLS Certification: Cardiac Arrest Questions and Answers

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You see a middle-aged man collapse and hold his chest as you prepare to go into the elevator to go to the lunch room while you are alone and on your lunch break. Currently, the man is lying on the ground.
What should your initial course of action be in cases of cardiac arrest emergencies like this one?

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Always make sure the area is secure for both you and the victim before starting emergency procedures.

Chest compressions should be used as the first step in CPR if you DON'T DEFINITELY feel a pulse in the first ______ seconds.

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The maximum duration allotted for checking for a pulse is ten seconds. minimize the time it takes to perform CPR. Results are improved by reducing the wait.

After determining that the man is not responding, you call out for assistance. After establishing inattentiveness and yelling for assistance, what action should you take next?

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The next step is to engage the emergency response system once you have determined that the patient is not responding and have yelled for assistance.

As you finish the fifth cycle of 15:2 CPR, assistance with an AED arrives.
(True or False) Use adult AED pads for children 8 years of age and older.

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For victims 8 years of age and older, choose adult pads rather than kid pads.

As your partner takes over chest compressions, you and your partner transfer from administering compressions to providing ventilations. While another assistant turns on and attaches the AED, this switch is made. The victim's rhythm is examined by the AED.
(True or False) Rescue breathing should continue throughout the AED rhythm evaluation.

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No one, not even the rescuer in charge of administering rescue breaths, should touch the sufferer while the AED rhythm analysis is taking place.

After determining that the kid is not breathing, you call for help in finding an AED and calling 911. While one man starts to call 911, another woman is rushing to find an AED. There are those who are willing to help.
What is your next course of action?

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The next intervention is to simultaneously check for a pulse and breathing after confirming that the person is not responsive. When evaluating respiration in a child, you can feel the carotid or femoral pulse and look for rise and fall in the chest.

You start the BLS healthcare professional adult cardiac arrest protocol after making sure the victim is in a secure location away from the elevator. What will you do right away?

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After making sure the area is secure, you should tap the victim on the shoulder and ask, "Are you OK?"

Both the absence of a pulse and the absence of breathing are confirmed by you and the other person. What should you do as you wait for the defibrillator to show up?

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When more than one rescuer is available, you should start CPR with a 15:2 ratio of compressions to breaths after verifying that the youngster does not have a pulse. Start performing CPR right away.

You start CPR once the pulse check confirms that there is no pulse. What else are you supposed to do right now?

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There are several tasks that need to be completed right now.
• Compress between 100 and 120 times each minute.
• Apply at least a 2-inch (5 cm) chest compression.
• After every compression, permit the chest to fully decompress.
• Ensure that each cycle includes 30 compressions and 2 ventilations.
• Comply with any AED-provided instructions.

A nearby button marked "code blue" is pressed. Nobody has yet shown up to offer assistance. As a single rescuer, what should you do at this point?

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AEDs and other emergency supplies should be obtained by lone rescuers before returning to the patient. Send someone else to get the defibrillator or AED and other emergency supplies if one is available.

You return to the patient after obtaining the AED. Another rescue team shows up to assist as you leave. Choose the two interventions that will be carried out concurrently now that there are two rescuers?

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Since there are two rescuers on the scene, you should have one of them check the victim's respiration and pulse while the other turns on the AED. In order to start CPR as soon as possible, the respiration and pulse can be monitored concurrently by a single rescuer.

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