Life Saver Quiz - Answers

The following quiz is designed to test your knowledge of CPR.  If you want to see how much you know, then complete and submit the test below by choosing the correct answer to the corresponding question from the drop down menu adjacent to the question.  Once completed, click the submit button at the end of the quiz. 

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What is the rate for performing chest compressions on a victim of any age?

At least 100 compressions per minute

What is the correct compressions to breath ratio?

The correct compression to breath ratio for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is 30 Compressions to 2 Breaths .

What is the best way to relieve severe choking in a responsive adult?

The best way to relieve severe choking in a responsive adult is to perform abdominal thrusts.

Infant CPR is for victims in what age range?

For infant CPR the age range is birth to one year.

When should you stop CPR?

You should stop CPR when the victim becomes responsive (victim is breathing and has a pulse) and Emergency Services arrives and relieves you; someone of equal or higher training arrives and takes over; and/or you are too physically exhausted to continue.  

Describe the Universal Choking Sign.

The universal sign for choking is placing your hands around your neck.

How many back slaps and chest thrusts should be performed on a conscious choking infant?

The number of back slaps and chest thrusts that should be performed on a conscious victim is 5 back slaps and 5 chest thrusts.

You can be sued for breaking a victim's ribs during CPR. True or False?

The answer is False. You cannot be sued for breaking a person’s ribs while performing CPR. You are protected by the Good Samaritan Law.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) and Heart Attacks are the same. True or false?

The answer is False. Although both are a problem with the heart, a heart attack is caused by a blockage in the blood vessels feeding heart muscle causing heart muscle to die.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is caused by a disruption in the electrical impulses to the heart causing the heart to beat erratically or not at all.

Well, how did you do?

If you scored 8 or higher, congratulations, you may be able to save a life. If you scored lower than an 8, you should consider taking a CPR class.

Even if it's been a while, a CPR class may be just the confidence booster you need to save a life; because 80% of the time, the life you save will be a friend or loved one.

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