CPR/AED Practice Test and Answers for Healthcare Providers

If you're a healthcare provider aiming to sharpen your CPR abilities, our CPR practice test is the premier choice. Specifically tailored for healthcare professionals, this CPR test is a vital tool to ready you for real-world emergencies you might face during your duties. Dive deep into every facet of CPR, from chest compressions and rescue breaths to AED usage and more. These CPR practice test questions are meticulously crafted to echo the real-life knowledge needed for effective CPR, presenting you with scenarios that mirror actual emergencies. With comprehensive coverage that aligns with the latest standards from AHA, Redcross, ASHI, ECC, and OSHA, our CPR practice test of 25 questions challenges you, ensuring you're well-prepared to handle high-pressure situations. Regular engagement with our test ensures you remain aligned with the most recent CPR protocols and boosts your chances of acing the online CPR Certification exam. Keep your CPR skills sharp and always be emergency-ready with our specialized CPR practice test for healthcare providers.

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When performing CPR, what is the recommended rate of chest compressions?
  • 30 to 60 chest compressions per minute
  • 60 to 90 chest compressions per minute
  • 90 to 120 chest compressions per minute
  • 100 to 120 chest compressions per minute
Which of the following depicts the actual differences in CPR for an adult, child, and infant?
  • Give an adult or child 30 chest compressions before the two rescue breaths and an infant 15 chest compressions before the two rescue breaths.
  • The depth of compressions for an adult is 2 to 2.4 inches. For a child above one year is 2 inches, and for infants, 1.5 inches.
  • Start CPR first before calling for help in adults and call for help first before starting CPR in children.
  • None of the above.
What is the first thing rescuers need to do when they arrive at the scene of an emergency before they assess the patient and start CPR?
  • Call 911
  • Wear their PPEs
  • Check the safety of the scene
  • Look for an AED
Which of the following statements best describes how to operate an AED properly?
  • Get an AED, Power on the AED, analyze the rhythm, attach electrode pads, and shock the person.
  • Power on the AED, attach electrode pads, shock the person, and analyze the rhythm.
  • Power on the AED, attach electrode pads, shock the person, and analyze the rhythm.
  • Power on the AED, shock the person, attach electrode pads and analyze the rhythm.
How do you check for responsiveness in an adult or child aged above one year?
  • Pour cold water on the victim's face
  • Shake or tap the person gently and shout
  • Waft strong scents near their nose
  • Tap the bottom of the foot
While performing CPR on a child, interruptions to chest compressions should be limited to:
  • Less than 10 seconds
  • Less than 15 seconds
  • Less than 20 seconds
  • 1 minute
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
Where should you place the AED pads if the victim is a small child?
  • One under the left armpit and one high on the right side of the chest
  • One under the right arm and one high on the left side of the chest
  • One under each armpit
  • One in the center of the back and one over the center of the chest.
What is the compressions to ventilation ratio in an infant CPR involving two rescuers?
  • 100:4
  • 15:2
  • 30:2
  • 60:3
What is the appropriate duration when giving rescue breaths
  • Rescue breaths should last 1 second
  • Rescue breaths should last 2 second
  • Rescue breaths should last 3 second
  • Rescue breaths should last 4 second
What should you do if the chest doesn't rise and fall when you give the first rescue breath?
  • Immediately shift to abdominal thrusts and perform thrusts
  • Reposition the victim's head, then use the head tilt chin lift maneuver again to open the airway and give the 2nd rescue breath.
  • Sit the guest upright and administer back blows until the object is dislodged
  • Perform a finger sweep and then attempt to ventilate again  
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 would you do next when you try to give an unresponsive adult the 2nd rescue breath, and the chest still does not rise?
  • Wait for the Emergency Medical team
  • Stop CPR and look for a bag valve mask
  • Repeat the head tilt/chin lift maneuver and attempt the breath again until the chest rise
  • Stop giving rescue breaths and perform chest compressions only
Where should you check when looking for a pulse on an unconscious child from one year to puberty?
  • On the inner wrist
  • On the carotid artery
  • Palpating the femoral artery
  • On the foot
After successfully resuscitating, the infant suddenly stops breathing while you are waiting for the EMS. What should you do if the infant still has a pulse but stops breathing?
  • Continue monitoring until the EMS arrives
  • Give rescue breathing
  • Use an AED
  • Perform hands-only CPR
What action to avoid when a spinal injury is suspected?
  • Move the victim
  • Allow the victim to talk
  • Take an oral temperature
  • Call 911
Which step is NOT a part of the five steps in the Adult Chain of Survival?
  • Call 911
  • Give Chest Compressions
  • Perform Rescue Breaths
  • Use an AED
What are the two links in the Chain of Survival that should be taken by professional responders?
  • Rapid defibrillation and advanced life support
  • Advanced life support and integrated post-cardiac arrest care
  • Early CPR and rapid defibrillation
  • Rapid defibrillation and integrated post-cardiac arrest care
What is the action stated in rapid defibrillation?
  • AED should be used as soon as it's available
  • Use the AED when the victim doesn't have a pulse
  • Obtain permission first before using AED
  • Use AED after 10 cycles of CPR
After offering resuscitation in the event of a cardiac arrest and your patient starts breathing, what's the best recovery position to put them in to maintain a clear airway?
  • In a still position
  • In a left lateral position
  • In a stable true lateral position, head-dependent on something and no pressure on the chest
  • In a stable true lateral position, head-dependent on something with pressure on the chest

Learn more about CPR

AHA Guidelines: The AHA Guidelines serve as the gold standard in CPR and emergency cardiovascular care. Learn about these evidence-based recommendations which provide crucial, life-saving instructions for healthcare providers and the general public, ensuring efficient and effective responses in critical situations.

Rescue Breathing: Rescue Breathing is a key component of CPR. Learn how to provide artificial breaths to a person who is unconscious or not breathing.

Chest Compressions: Chest Compression is another key component of CPR. Learn how to do chest compressions to circulate oxygenated blood throughout the body during cardiac arrest, significantly increasing the chances of survival.

Adult CPR: Learn CPR techniques specifically tailored for adult victims. It involves performing chest compressions and rescue breaths with a specific depth and rate to optimize blood circulation and oxygenation in adults experiencing cardiac arrest.

Child CPR: Learn how to perform CPR to children in emergencies. Slightly modified from adult CPR, this CPR technique considers the anatomical and physiological differences in children to provide effective chest compressions and rescue breaths tailored to their needs.

Infant CPR: Learn how to provide lifesaving measures for infants who experience cardiac arrest or stop breathing. With gentle and precise chest compressions and rescue breaths, infant CPR aims to maintain blood flow and oxygenation, safeguarding the vulnerable life of a young child.

CPR in Special Circumstances: Various special circumstances may require modified CPR procedures to ensure the most effective resuscitation efforts. Learn resuscitation techniques to unique situations, such as performing CPR on pregnant women, drowning victims, or individuals with underlying medical conditions.

1 Rescuer CPR: One rescuer CPR refers to the life-saving technique performed by a single individual. Learn how to administer chest compressions and rescue breaths alone, ensuring a continuous and coordinated effort to maintain blood flow and oxygenation until professional help arrives.

2 Rescuer CPR: Two rescuer CPR involves a team effort, with two individuals working together to deliver CPR. Learn about this approach, which allows for more efficient chest compressions, smoother transitions between compressions and rescue breaths, and overall improved care, particularly in cases where the victim is larger or the resuscitation efforts require ongoing support.