American Heart Association Basic Life Support test questions and answers

Basic Life Support AHAAre you preparing for an American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) test? Here’s some practice questions and answers to help you prepare!

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Basic Life Support practice questions

  1. What should be your first action upon finding a collapsed victim?
  2. How should you open the airway?
  3. How long should you spend checking for breathing?
  4. What should your first action be upon finding a victim isn’t breathing normally?
  5. At what rate should you deliver chest compressions
  6. How deep should your chest compressions be?
  7. When should you stop CPR?
  8. How should you deliver rescue breaths to an infant?

Here are the answers to our BLS practice questions

Basic Life Support practice questions – answers

  1. Check the scene for any dangers / hazards
  2. By tilting the head back and lifting the chin
  3. No more than 10 seconds should be spent checking for breathing
  4. Call for emergency medical help (if not already done so)
  5. 100 – 120 per minute
  6. 5 – 6 cm
  7. If the victim shows signs of recovery. If you are told to stop by a healthcare professional. If you become too exhausted to continue. If the scene becomes dangerous.
  8. By making a seal over their mouth and nose

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  1. I am an EMS and Bls instructor and would like to establish links and correspondence with the AHA in terms of exams and certification prot

  2. I am an EMS and Bls instructor and would like to establish links and correspondence with the AHA in terms of exams and certification protocols.

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