EXERCISES, LESSON 8
INSTRUCTIONS: Circle the letter of the response that BEST completes the statement
or BEST answers the question. After you have completed all of the exercises, turn to
"Solutions to Exercises" at the end of the lesson exercises and check your answers.
For each exercise that you answered incorrectly, reread the material referenced after
Why is early activation of EMS an important step in the chain of survival?
a. Only EMS can administer effective CPR.
b. Only EMS can use an AED.
EMS can bring defibrillation to the patient with in 10 minutes.
d. The patient will not survive unless EMS arrives to treat them.
What is the proper placement of the AED pads on the patient's chest?
a. One to the right of the sternum just below the clavicle; the other on the left
chest with the top of the pad 2-3 inches below the armpit.
b. One to the right chest with the top of the pad 2-3 inches below the armpit; the
other on the left chest with the top of the pad just below the clavicle.
One pad on the front of the chest in the center of the sternum and one pad in
the center of the back.
d. One to the right of the sternum just below the clavicle and directly over a
pacemaker; the other on the left chest with the top of the pad 2-3 inches below
What is your first action after a shock is delivered?
a. Wait for the AED to analyze the patient.
b. Check pulse.
Clear the patient.
d. Begin CPR.