2015 American Heart Association CPR Written Exam Practice Questions
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AHA CPR Practice Questions
- What is the most common cause of airway obstruction?
- What is the first link in the “chain of survival” for cardiac arrest victims?
- What is the ratio of compressions to ventilations for adult CPR?
- What is the ratio of compressions to ventilations for infant and baby CPR?
- Over what duration should each ventilation/rescue breath be delivered over?
- What technique is used for opening the airway?
- What is the correct rate of chest compressions?
- If a victim has dentures, what should you do?
- Should you check for a pulse?
AHA CPR Practice Questions – answers
- The tongue is the most common cause of airway obstruction. It can block the airway in patients who are unresponsive.
- Readjust your head tilt – chin lift and proceed with the second rescue breath. Do not attempt more than 2 rescue breaths
- Early recognition of a cardiac arrest
- 30 compressions to 2 ventilations
- 30 compressions to 2 ventilations with 5 initial ventilations
- 1 second
- The head tilt chin lift is the correct technique
- 100 – 120 chest compressions per minute
- Leave them in position as long as they are not obstructing the airway
- No! Pulse checks are no longer taught to lay rescuers