American Heart Association Basic Life Support test questions and answers
If you want to revise basic life support techniques then signing up to a free online CPR course can be a great way to refresh your knowledge of cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Basic Life Support practice questions
- What should be your first action upon finding a collapsed victim?
- How should you open the airway?
- How long should you spend checking for breathing?
- What should your first action be upon finding a victim isn’t breathing normally?
- At what rate should you deliver chest compressions
- How deep should your chest compressions be?
- When should you stop CPR?
- How should you deliver rescue breaths to an infant?
Here are the answers to our BLS practice questions
Basic Life Support practice questions – answers
- Check the scene for any dangers / hazards
- By tilting the head back and lifting the chin
- No more than 10 seconds should be spent checking for breathing
- Call for emergency medical help (if not already done so)
- 100 – 120 per minute
- 5 – 6 cm
- 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.
- By making a seal over their mouth and nose