HLTAID003 Provide First Aid Questions and Answers

Are you studying for an upcoming Provide First Aid (HLTAID003) course? Confused by the pre-course reading material? First aid exam

We’ve put together some questions and answers for learners taking a Provide First Aid course. These questions cover core first aid knowledge and skills which every first aider should know. 

What is the very first thing you should do when you arrive at an incident scene?

Answer: The first thing you should do is identify and manage any hazards to yourself or bystanders. Your safety is the most important priority!

What is the best method for assessing a casualty?

Answer: The best method for assessing a casualty is a primary survey followed by a secondary survey.

How do you check for a response to determine whether someone is unconscious?

Answer: Checking for a response is part of the primary survey. You should check for a response by shouting at the victim to see if they are rousable. If this does not work, a gentle tap on the shoulders can be used.

When providing first aid to an unconscious breathing casualty, how would you position them?

Answer: You should place all unconscious but breathing casualties into the recovery position (on their side with their head tilted back).

When using a defibrillator, how do you know where to place the pads?

Answer: Look at the pads! They will have a diagram indicating exactly where on the chest they should be placed

What is the best way to stop external blood loss?

Answer: The best way to stop external blood loss is by applying direct pressure over the wound. Elevation can also help slow bleeding from a limb. 

Do you have any more first aid questions? Feel free to leave a comment and we’ll add them to this post! 


John Furst

JOHN FURST is an experienced emergency medical technician and qualified first aid and CPR instructor. John is passionate about first aid and believes everyone should have the skills and confidence to take action in an emergency situation.

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  1. anthony66 says:

    add pressure to where the patient is bleeding

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