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When gaining consent to commence CPR, you need to consider the following
Maintaining a casualty’s privacy and confidentiality may mean:
The debriefing process is important following a critical incident because it
The Australian Resuscitation Council guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation recommends that the initial steps of resuscitation are:
Identify what hazards and risks are not part of a first aiders role:
How could you minimise the risks associated with manual handling
How could you minimise the risk of infection
First aiders should update their CPR:
First Aiders should update their first aid certificate:
What are some of the key requirements for the 2019 Work Safe Australia Code of practice regarding first aid in the workplace?
Workplaces should ensure that they have up to date policies and procedures when requiring staff to apply first aid
The best person to be a first aider in the workplace will:
Ways to contact emergency services could include
The chain of survival is
It is vital that the adults casualty’s head is tilted prior to giving rescue breath
It is vital that the infants head is tilted prior to giving rescue breath
The appropriate rate, ratio and depth of compressions and ventilation is
You should continue to provide resuscitation until
When performing CPR on infants you should ensure that:
When checking to see if a casualty is conscious and not breathing normally you should
The correct hand position for chest compressions should be firmly over the casualty’s ribs
When using an automated external defibrillation (AED) device, you should:
It is important when using an automated external defibrillation (AED) device, that you:
Allergic reactions can range in severity from Mild (eczema, watery eyes) to severe (severe wheezing or stridor – high pitch sound). Mild reactions will never progress to severe reactions.
Items a standard first aid kit may contain are:
Which of the following is the initial first aid for a casualty with a head injury?
A co-worker has sudden weakness down one side and slurred speech. What should you do?
If you saw someone holding their hands to their throat, and is unable to speak, what should you expect is happening
How do you treat someone who is choking and can’t talk or breathe
Anaphylaxis is a medical emergency, call triple zero (000), lay the patient flat, ask if they have an adrenaline auto injector (EpiPen®), assist to administer EpiPen®
Young children suffering from a severe anaphylactic reaction may become pale and floppy.
Adults and children taking Asthma medications in the form of inhalers, usually take relievers which open narrowed airways acting within seconds or minutes (in blue or grey containers) and preventers which reduce inflammation and reduce exacerbations (usually in brown containers).
Infants can drown very quickly if they are left unattended near a bath, swimming pool, pond or spa, beach, river, canal or dam. Which of the following statements is correct?
What is the first step when treating an unconscious drowning person after they have been removed from the water
What should you do if someone feels unwell, has a constant dull heavy chest pain in the centre of the chest, is dizzy and short of breath:
Shock in infants, children and adults is life threatening, Shock is caused by a lack of circulating blood volume caused by heart failing, bleeding, vomiting and diarrhoea, burns, pain, trauma, infections, allergic reactions
What should you do if a casualty is in shock?
What is the best way to stop external blood loss?
Pinching a person’s nose just below the bridge and encouraging them to swallow, is the best treatment for a nosebleed.
Which of the following actions is recommended for management of a penetrating eye injury?
Fractures and dislocations may also involve may also involve damage to major blood vessels and nerves. You should call triple zero (000) for all fractures/dislocations/sprains/strains if:
It may be difficult to tell if an injury is a fracture/dislocation/sprain or strain, it is best practice to:
When administering first aid management to an unconscious patient with a suspected spinal injury including the neck, it is very important to:
Burns may be caused by heat (flame, hot water, steam), extreme cold, chemicals, corrosive substances, electricity, friction (such as rope burn) radiation (sun, microwaves, snow, therapeutic radiation), scalds and burns (hot liquid and steam)
If a casualty suffers a significant severe burn, you should:
Hypothermia (bodies temperature falls below 35°) can result in death if untreated. Which of the following treatments is recommended in the management of hypothermia?
Hyperthermia (heatstroke) first aid management includes:
What should you do if a known diabetic becomes confused, sweaty, light-headed, but is conscious?
Which of the following responses is NOT recommended for treatment of a major seizure for a casualty with epilepsy?
Epilepsy is the only condition which can cause seizures in adults
Signs and symptoms of tonic-clonic seizure may include suddenly crying out, falling to the ground, stiffening and lying rigid for a few seconds before having rhythmic jerking muscular movements. May appear pale and have blue lips.
Poisoning can occur as a result of:
How do you treat a Snake bite and/or a Funnel web spider bite
Needle stick injuries require referral to a medical practitioner as all patients must be regarded as potentially infectious. In the event of a needle stick injury you should: