BLS Pretest Questions and Answers
What is the compression to breath ratio in two-person CPR for an adult?
You just performed 5 cycles of CPR on an adult. You reassess for a pulse. No pulse is present. What is your next course of action?
search for an AED
immediately reinitiate CPR
none of the above
An infant becomes unresponsive and stops breathing. A strong pulse is still present. How many rescue breaths a minute should be given until help arrives or the infant starts breathing on its own?
8-10 breaths a minute
10-14 breaths a minute
12-20 breaths a minute
15-22 breaths a minute
How often should you recheck for a pulse when you are performing rescue breaths on an unconscious patient with a pulse?
every 45 seconds
every 1 minute
every 2 minutes
every 4 minutes
Which of these answers appropriately describes how to perform chest compressions on an adult?
Using one arm, press to 1/3 depth of chest
Palms placed midline on the lower 1/3 of the sternum
Palms placed in center of sternum above the nipples, using both arms
Compressions should be slow to allow for full recoil
What is the compression to breath ratio when performing CPR on an infant with two providers?
Which of these actions is inappropriate when treating a chocking adult?
use a blind finger sweep if a patient is choking and no foreign object is seen
Stand directly behind the adult and place both of your arms around the patient’s waist
None of the above
all of the above
Where should you palpate for a pulse on an unconscious adult during CPR?
How long should you check for a carotid pulse on an adult?
for at least 30 seconds
for at least a full minute
When should an unconscious patient be placed in the recovery position?
if the patient has bradycardia and is not breathing
if the patient has a pulse and is breathing appropriately
if the patient has no pulse and is not breathing
if the patient has a bounding pulse and is not breathing