Practice First Aid Exam (with Answers)

Are you preparing for an upcoming first aid exam or test? Here are some practice questions to test your first aid knowledge. We’ve put the correct answers at the end of this blog post. Good luck! 

First Aid Practice Questions

  1. Which piece of equipment can assist in restoring a casualty’s normal heart rhythm in a cardiac arrest?
  2. What are the steps in the Chain of Survival?
  3. What is the treatment for a casualty having an anaphylactic reaction?
  4. What is the first aid treatment for a casualty with sudden chest pain?
  5. What is the initial treatment for a burn?
  6. What is the first aid treatment for a crush injury?
  7. What is the treatment for a casualty with diabetes who is sweating, trembling and confused?
  8. How should you warm a casualty with hypothermia?
  9. What is the treatment for a casualty with a suspected fractured ankle?
  10. What is the first aid treatment for a casualty with a nose bleed?
  11. What is the treatment for a soft tissue injury?

First Aid Practice Questions – Correct Answers

Always follow your local protocols when answering first aid questions. Remember, first aid protocols and procedures may vary.

 

  1. Which piece of equipment can assist in restoring a casualty’s normal heart rhythm in a cardiac arrest? 
    • An Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  2. What are the steps in the Chain of Survival?
    • Early Access, Early CPR, Early Defibrillation, Early Advanced Life Support
  3. What is the treatment for a casualty having an anaphylactic reaction?
    • Help use Epinephrine/Adrenaline auto-injector and activate EMS
  4. What is the first aid treatment for a casualty with sudden chest pain?
    • Activate EMS and administer large Aspirin if a suspected heart attack
  5. What is the initial treatment for a burn?
    • Cool for at least 10 – 20 minutes and seek medical assistance
  6. What is the first aid treatment for a crush injury?
    • Remove the crushing object if possible, activate EMS & Rescue services
  7. What is the treatment for a casualty with diabetes who is sweating, trembling and confused?
    • Offer a sugary drink if fully conscious. Activate EMS if a reduced level of consciousness
  8. How should you warm a casualty with hypothermia?
    • Remove wet clothing, offer warm drinks, move to a sheltered environment and cover with a dry blanket
  9. What is the treatment for a casualty with a suspected fractured ankle?
    • Immobilize the ankle and seek medical assistance
  10. What is the first aid treatment for a nosebleed?
    • Ask the victim to lean forwards and pinch soft part of nose for a minimum of ten minutes
  11. What is the treatment for a soft tissue injury?
    • RICE: Rest, Ice, Comfortable Position/Compression, Elevation

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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