FREE BLS Certification: Choking Questions and Answers

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You take the meat out of the victim's mouth. After removing the impediment from the airway, you should ___________.

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You take the meat out of the victim's mouth. After removing the impediment from the airway, you should check for responsiveness.

As emergency services are now being activated by a bystander who was close, you set the newborn down on a flat, firm surface and start performing CPR, starting with chest compressions. What additional action will you take in this scenario following each round of chest compressions?

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Every time you open the airway, search for the object in the back of the throat before giving a rescue breath. Remove an object you can readily remove if you see one. Never start CPR before determining the presence of a pulse.

You release the baby's airway after 30 chest compressions, then search the child's mouth for the obstruction. You are able to take out a small toy that you see.
(True or False) You'll perform a brachial pulse check as your next course of action.

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The following step would be to open the airway, followed by two rescue breaths before continuing CPR.

The baby doesn't cry and seems to be in distress. It doesn't seem like there is any air exchange going on.
(True or False) To clear the airway congestion, this kid needs assistance.

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When there are indications of a total obstruction of the airway, treatment is necessary to remove the obstruction.

You are handling this child's foreign body airway blockage situation very well.
(True or False) You should continue performing CPR until emergency medical services (EMS) come and take over, or the child begins to breathe, move, or otherwise respond.

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The victim should remain still while receiving CPR until ALS personnel arrive or the victim begins to move, breathe, or otherwise respond.

You're in the hospital cafeteria on break. You observe a disturbance at a different table as you settle down to enjoy your lunch. A man appears to be in trouble as he stands up. He made the traditional choking sign by placing his hands at the victim's throat. You stand beside the person who is choking.
(True or False) Your first line of defense should be encircling the victim's chest.

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Position yourself behind the responding sufferer and put your arms around the victim's WAIST to relieve choking.

The next thing you should do is start taking action to open up the airway.
(True or False) Up until the airway obstruction is cleared, backslaps are the preferred primary intervention for newborns.

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This is false. To relieve choking in a baby, execute five backslaps and then five chest thrusts.

When a mother screams from the waiting area, you are working at a pediatric clinic. She is crying out, "My baby is choking, please help!"
You dash outside to aid. The mother is holding her 9-month-old child, who had been playing with some toys while they waited, and the area is secure.
First, you look for choking warning signals and the need for assistance.
Pick the ideal indication of a full foreign body obstruction.

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Complete airway obstruction is indicated by the inability to cry or make noise. Mild or severe partial airway blockage is indicated by other indications that are listed.

When you start doing abdominal thrusts, the patient soon stops responding. You want someone nearby to trigger the emergency response mechanism. What will you do to intervene?

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Gently lower the person to the ground if they stop breathing.

You are handling this child's foreign body airway blockage situation very well.
(True or False) You should continue performing CPR until emergency medical services (EMS) come and take over, or the child begins to breathe, move, or otherwise respond.

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The victim should remain still while receiving CPR until ALS personnel arrive or the victim begins to move, breathe, or otherwise respond.

After two rounds of chest thrusts and back slaps, the infant becomes limp and unresponsive. What will you do in this situation to intervene?

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The emergency response system or emergency services should be activated as soon as possible. You should start CPR as soon as this is finished.

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