CPR/AED Practice Test

This practice test includes 20 multiple-choice questions about CPR/AED. The questions and answers are based on our study guides and coursework that adhere to the most recent guidelines. While the exact questions might not appear on the official certification exam, they can be used as a guide to study for the certification exam.

Sampling of 20 questions found on CPR Certification Exam

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Which of the following steps is not part of the Chain of Survival for a cardiac arrest victim?
  • Early Access to emergency care
  • Early CPR
  • Early Transport to the Hospital
  • Early Defibrillation
Good Samaritan Laws aim to protect bystanders who volunteer to offer help to someone in need of urgent medical attention. Which category of people is not protected under this law?
  • A bystander in a public place
  • A guest on private property
  • Doctors, nurses, or other emergency responders while on duty
  • A person's relatives
What's the first thing you should check when entering an emergency situation?
  • The number of victims
  • The seriousness of injuries
  • Imminent dangers in the environment
  • The location of a first aid kit
If you are performing CPR on a child and hear a cracking sound, what should you do?
  • Stop CPR and wait for the EMS to arrive
  • Continue performing CPR
  • Have the victim rest in a recovery position.
  • Stop CPR and wait for the victim to breathe normally.
Your co-worker suddenly collapses while in the office. He is not breathing and doesn't have a pulse. What's the best thing you should do if you are CPR certified?
  • Perform CPR with chest compression and rescue breathing
  • Provide rescue breathing only
  • Perform Hands-only CPR
  • Inform the manager and look for a First Aid Kit
A stranger at the gym suddenly collapses while working out. He is not breathing and doesn't have a pulse. What's the best thing you should do if you are not CPR certified?
  • Perform CPR with chest compression and rescue breathing
  • Provide rescue breathing only
  • Perform Hands-only CPR
  • Inform the manager and look for a First Aid Kit
You try to give an unresponsive adult a rescue breath, and the chest does not appear to rise when you give the 1st breath. What would you do next?
  • Perform abdominal thrusts
  • Do chest compressions only
  • Stop CPR and wait for EMS
  • Repeat the head tilt/chin lift maneuver and attempt the breath again
You are helping an unconscious child who doesn't seem to be breathing. How do you open their airway in readiness for the rescue breaths?
  • Use an oxygen mask
  • Insert an advanced airway
  • Lay them on their side
  • Use the head tilt and chin lift maneuver
What is the CPR compression rate if 2 rescuers are present?
  • 60-80 compressions per minute
  • 80-100 compression per minute
  • 100-120 compression per minute
  • 150 compression per minute
What is the correct hand placement for infant CPR?
  • Place the index finger on the center of the chest in line with the infant's nipples.
  • Place your 2 hands on the center of the chest in line with the infant's nipples.
  • Place your 1 hand on the center of the chest in line with the infant's nipples.
  • A, B, and C are possible hand placements for infant CPR
What would your next step be after performing CPR and the AED gives a shock?
  • Put the child in a recovery position
  • Resume chest compressions
  • Recheck the pulse of the child
  • Resume rescue breathing
What are the correct steps when operating an AED?
  • Open the AED case, remove the AED pads, apply the AED pads to the patient's chest, and then turn on the AED
  • Open the AED case, remove the AED pads, turn on the AED, and then apply the AED pads to the patient's chest
  • Apply the AED pads to the patient's chest, open the AED case, remove the AED pads, and then turn on the AED
  • Apply the AED pads to the patient's chest, turn on the AED, open the AED case, and then remove the AED pads
What should you do after attaching the AED pads to the victim's chest?
  • Give abdominal thrusts.
  • Allow the device to analyze the victim's heart rhythm.
  • Check if the victim has a pulse
  • Turn on the AED.
If you own an AED in your workplace, how often should you check it to ensure it works?
  • Once a year
  • Every six months
  • Once a month
  • According to the manufacturer's instructions
What are the correct steps when using an AED on a victim of cardiac arrest who is wet or moist
  • Remove the victim from the water, move to a dry place, dry off their chest area and apply the electrode pads.
  • Remove the victim from the water, move to a dry place, put on dry clothes, and apply the electrode pads.
  • Remove the victim from the water, put on dry clothes, give rescue breathing and apply the electrode pads.
  • Remove the victim from the water, move the victim to an airconditioned room, perform CPR and apply the electrode pads.
Which of the following statement best describes how an AED works?
  • It delivers an electric shock to the heart to enable it to start beating again
  • It delivers an electric shock to the heart which removes damaged tissues
  • It delivers an electric shock to the chest to get rid of any blood clots around the heart
  • It delivers an electric shock to the heart to clear excessive electrical activity so that the heart can recover its normal rhythm
While you are doing a Heimlich maneuver on a choking victim, he suddenly collapses, and the obstruction is still there. What's the next thing you should do?
  • Call 911 for the 2nd time to report what happened
  • Position the choking victim in a stable true lateral position
  • Perform CPR
  • Reach blindly down the throat to remove the object
What is compressions to breaths ratio in child CPR involving a single rescuer?
  • 120:4
  • 15:2
  • 30:2
  • 60:3
How should you open the airway of an unconscious choking victim?
  • Head tilt and chin lift.
  • Jaw thrust.
  • Head tilt and jaw thrust
  • Lift the chin
During a 2-rescuer adult CPR, rescuers can switch roles after
  • Five cycles
  • Two cycles
  • One cycle
  • Three cycles