Basic Life Support Pretest No. 2
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16. A 52-year-old man collapses at the fitness center after a workout.  To determine whether he is in cardiac arrest, you should check for signs of circulation.  Part of this assessment is the pulse check.  What is the preferred site for a pulse check in this adult victim?

17. Where should you place your hands on the chest of a victim when you are performing chest compressions?

18. You are performing CPR on an unresponsive man who was found in his bed.  What is your ratio of compressions to ventilations?

19. What is the correct rate or speed you should use to perform compressions for an adult victim of cardiac arrest?

20. A neighbor runs to you with his limp 5-year-old child.  You verify that the child is unresponsive and send the neighbor to phone 911.  You open the child's airway, determine that he is not breathing, and deliver 2 effective rescue breaths.  You check for signs of circulation and find that the child has no signs of circulation (including no pulse).  Which of the following choices best describes the technique you should use to perform chest compressions on this child?

21. You and a colleague have responded to a 911 call to attempt resuscitation of an unresponsive man who was found in a chair.  After laying the victim supine on a hard surface, you open the airway and check for breathing.  When you find no normal breathing you deliver 2 effective breaths.  Next you check for signs of circulation and find no signs of circulation.  What should you and your partner do next?

22. You are alone when you see a man collapse.  You confirm that he is unresponsive and phone the emergency response number.  There is no AED in sight.  You return to the man and perform the steps of CPR.  You open the airway and find that he has only agonal respirations.  You deliver 2 effective breaths and check for signs of circulation.  There are no signs of circulation, so you begin chest compressions.  When should you recheck for signs of circulation?

23. Which of the following most accurately characterizes when you should start chest compressions?

24. When you perform CPR, how do your chest compressions and rescue breathing help the victim of sudden cardiac arrest?

25. A 7-year-old boy is struck by a car in front of your house.  You find him unresponsive and bleeding from a wound on his forehead.  How should you open his airway?

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