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First Aid Assessment




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HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

HLTAID003 Provide First Aid
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HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in
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First Aid Assessment
Assessment questions
Mark your answers on the answer Should you need to change your answer,
sheet provided at the end of this cross out your original answer and select
section. your new choice. For example:
a b c d
All questions are multiple choice. For most
questions, there are 2 to 4 options. Select the
answer(s) you feel is/are correct by filling in
the corresponding circle. For example: Only complete the questions relevant to
your course:
a b c d • CPR Questions (HLTAID001) - complete
1 to 12.
• First Aid (HLTAID003) - complete 1 to
LOOK OUT! This symbol refers to 44.
questions with more than one correct • Child Care First Aid (HLTAID004) -
answer. Fill in all circles that are correct complete 1 to 48.

Feel free to ask your trainer/assessor for clarification of any questions during your course. Bring
your signed and completed answer sheet located at the back of this section to your
course and hand it to your instructor.

question 1 c. 15 compressions followed by 5 breaths.

d. 30 breaths followed by 2 compressions.
Risk of cross infection can be reduced by:
a. Using appropriate PPE. question 4
b. Quickly washing hands without soap. You are performing C.P.R. on a child
c. Thoroughly washing hands with soap . when the casualty begins to vomit. Your
d. Wearing disposable gloves. immediate reaction should be:
question 2 a. Roll them into the recovery position, turn
the face slightly down and clear the airway.
When resuscitating a baby, the position of the
head should be? Then continue CPR if breathing is still absent.
b. Continue CPR, but this time using a face
a. Half head tilt. shield to prevent cross infection.
b. Neutral position. c. Give up—they're dead anyway.
c. Lying in whatever position you find the d. Tilt their head further back so that the vomit
baby. can go back down the throat.
d. Maximum head tilt.
question 5
question 3
CPR is performed at the compression to Select the right answers when performing
breath ratio of:
a. Compression point is the centre of the chest.
a. 1 compression followed by 5 breaths. b. Compression rate is 80 per minute.
b. 30 compressions followed by 2 breaths. c. Compress 1/3 of the chest depth.
d. Allow only partial chest recoil after each
question 6 question 11
Early defibrillation is the third link in the What should you do to debrief if you
chain of survival experience stress after administering CPR/
first aid?
a. True b. False
a. Seek help and support from your
question 7 manager and/or counsellor.
b. Share your experience with colleagues
When managing an unconscious casualty who
who are curious as to what had occurred.
is breathing, it is important to:
c. Ignore the stressful signs as they will go away.
a. Place the casualty into the recovery d. You fill in the register of injuries form as
position to protect the airway. recording the incident will help you cope.
b. Leave them on their back with their head in
a neutral position.
c. Pull their head backwards and hold it in question 12
that position. You witness a car accident where a vehicle
d. Continue to monitor their breathing. has swerved to avoid colliding with a dog. The
vehicle has hit a tree. Your first action should
question 8 be to:
An AED is used when you find a casualty in a. Act excited and let people around know
which of the following condition/s? that this is a real emergency.
a. Not breathing, not moving, responding. b. Go through the casualties' personal effects
b. Moving, not responding, breathing. to check for identification.
c. Responding, breathing, not moving. c. Assess any casualties for life
d. Not responding, not moving, not breathing. threatening injuries and treat them.
d. Recognize an emergency situation, call 000
and assess the scene for hazards and risks.
question 9
Which of the following statements applies to a question 13
qualified first alder?
a. A first aider must understand the
basic principles of first aid. A chef is preparing a meal. As he is cutting
b. A first alder must realise their own skills up the vegetables he is bumped from
and limitations and only attempt behind causing him to slice of the tops of
his fingers and thumb. What should you
procedures for which they are currently
c. A first aider is bound by the principles of a. Don't worry about the bleeding—it will stop
eventually. The main thing is to get the
confidentiality, duty of care, consent and the
fingers, freeze them and call an ambulance.
need to be sensitive and respectful when b. Call 000.
dealing with a casualty c. Reassure the casualty. Stop the
d. In an emergency, a first aider can go beyond bleeding by applying pressure and
their level of training. dressing to the injured hand and
elevating the limb. Place the amputated
question 10 parts in a sealed plastic bag and then
If you found a child floating face down in a into icy water.
d. Stop the bleeding. Then place the fingers
swimming pool, your first steps should be:
directly into icy water so they stay moist until
a. Take off any wet clothes, replace with
the ambulance arrives.
dry ones and begin CPR.
b. Assess for any danger, remove the casualty
from the pool and immediately place them
into the recovery position to clear the airways.
c. Removing the child from the pool takes too
much time. Get in pool, turn the child over
and begin CPR.
d. Leave the casualty in the pool for fear of doing
damage to the spine.
question 14 question 17
The correct treatment for a partial While playing sports a competitor sprains
airway blockage is to: his ankle. You should...
a. Encourage the casualty to a. Elevate the limb. Apply a compression
keep coughing. bandage with an ice pack underneath.
b. Administer the Heimlich manoeuvre. b. Assist him to lie down, elevate the limb,
c. Administer back blows. apply a compression bandage with an ice
pack on top of the bandage.
d. Give water to wash down food.
c. Apply a compression bandage over
the casualty's shoe as it will minimise
the swelling.
question 15 d. Immediately apply some hot packs to the
A person is having a seizure. What injured area and later continue treatment
should you do? with "Deep Heat" ointments.
a. Remove all dangerous sharp objects
to make sure they don't hurt themselves. If
unconscious, place them into the question 18
recovery position as soon as it is safe to How do you treat shock?
do so. Call an ambulance if needed. a. Give the casualty a glass of water to settle
b. Restrain their movements by forcing them his stomach and nerves.
to the floor in order to prevent further b. Lie the casualty down flat on their back
injury. Call an ambulance. and keep warm.
c. Place a rolled newspaper or a spoon c. Lie the casualty down, elevate their head
into their mouth in order to prevent them and provide a bucket in case he vomits.
swallowing their tongue and ask someone d. Reassure the casualty until medical
to call an ambulance. help arrives.
d. Note the length of time of the seizure.

question 19
question 16 A casualty has burns to the chest and arms
What is the difference between a cardiac which app ear charred and discolored.
arrest and a heart attack? Your treatment should include which of the
a. There is no difference, they are exactly following:
the same. a. Break any blisters to assist with the
b. You will always die from a heart attack cooling and healing process and seek
but with a cardiac arrest you have a little medical attention.
bit more of a chance to live if first aid is b. Pack ice around the casualty and seek
offered ASAP. medical attention.
c. A cardiac arrest is usually sudden collapse c. Douse the affected area with cool
and may or may not be preceded by running water for 20 minutes or more
chest pain, while heart attack is usually and seek medical attention. Monitor for
accompanied by chest pains that may last hypothermia.
for days. d. Immediately apply antiseptic cream to
d. A cardiac arrest is caused by damage reduce the risk of infection and seek
to the heart muscle and blocked medical attention.
arteries, while heart attack is where the
heart stops pumping and starts to quiver.
question 20 question 23
You are playing a friendly game of The correct actions for treating poisoning
rugby and you notice your friend is on are to:
the ground in obvious distress holding
a. Immediately induce vomiting and call
his left knee. Upon investigation you
find that his knee is presenting with
b. Call 131126 (National Poisons
obvious deformity. What should you do?
Information Centre) and follow their
a. Accuse him of doing this
deliberately because his side was instructions.
losing. c. Find out what caused the poisoning and
b. Conduct a primary and the time it occurred.
secondary assessment. d. Commence CPR if breathing stops.
c. Ask some mates to help you as you
attempt to relocate his knee, and keep
playing. question 24
d. This is a severe dislocation, support the What methods can be used to treat a
injured limb in a comfortable position aid
casualty with a small foreign object in the
seek medical attention.
question 21 a. Use saline to gently flush the eye.
How do you treat a person with an b. Put some ice cubes directly on the eyeball
open abdominal wound (intestines to reduce pain
exposed)? c. If visible, it can be gently removed using
a. Cover exposed organs with large moist a damp tissue.
nonstick dressing and help the casualty d. Cover the eye and seek medical attention.
into a comfortable position with knees
b. Push exposed organs back and apply
firm pressure to stop the bleeding. It is
question 25
important to make cure the bandage is A person has a small insect land in their
wet. ear. What options do you have to treat?
c. Apply a bandage and ice on the wound, a. Try to remove the insect by poking it
and give the casualty something to drink.
with a long stick.
d. Cover exposed organs gently with a soft b. Spray insecticide into the ear, tilt the
and fluffy towel to prevent infection. affected ear down and wait for the insect to
fall out.
question 22
c. Slowly pour warm water or saline solution
Whilst working in the garden, your friend into the ear to float the insect out.
is bitten by a funnel web spider. What is
d. If the insect is clearly visible, very carefully
the correct first aid treatment?
remove it with tweezers.
a. Cut the wound and attempt to suck
the venom out.
b. Apply a tourniquet using a rope or something
similar to completely stop the blood flow and
seek medical attention.
c. Put an ice pack on the affected area
and seek medical advice.
d. Apply one pressure bandage over the
bite site, followed by a second pressure
bandage extending up to the rest of the
limb and immobilise the limb. Call 000.
question 26 question 30
A factory worker has spilled chemicals on When treating an asthma attack, what
himself. His clothing is soaked with the procedures should be followed?
chemical. What should you do?
a. Call an ambulance. Remove his clothing and a. Apply the 4x4x4 method of treating asthma.
b. Ask the person to lie down flat on their
soak it for 10 minutes to stop the material
from deteriorating.
c. Be calm and reassuring.
b. Apply running water over his clothing for at
least 10 minutes. Seek medical advice. d. Don't leave that person alone.
c. Refer to chemical's SDS and remove all
question 31
clothing affected by the chemical. If it is safe
to do so, assist him under the emergency SCENARIO - It's a 40°C day and you see a man
shower for at least 20 to 30 minutes. Seek collapsed on the side of the road. On further
medical assistance. investigation he is semiconscious and his skin is
hot and dry. The accepted first aid guideline
d. Chemical burns are not serious. since they
after the primary assessment is:
rarely cause blistering. However, if blistering
occurs, seek medical advice. a. Move the casualty to the shade and gently
massage his cramping muscles. Once he is
question 27 able to stand without assistance he is ok to
The first aid guidelines for treating a serious continue on his way.
fracture are to: b. Move the casualty out of the sun. Call 000.
a. Treat for shock and call 000. Cool his body with water and wet towels.
Give small sips of water while waiting for the
b. Support and immobilise the injured part.
ambulance to arrive. Monitor his breathing.
c. Give aspirin to lessen the pain while c. Move the casualty out of the sun. Call
waiting for the ambulance to arrive. 000. Give a hot sweet cup of tea.
d. It is too dangerous to touch the fracture as it d. Move the casualty out of the sun and give him
may cause further harm. lots of water to drink. Drench his skin in water
until he cools down then take him to see a
question 28 doctor.
What is the correct way to treat Bluebottle or
other non-tropical jellyfish stings? question 32
a. Douse the affected area with vinegar. A person known to be diabetic suddenly
b. Apply a pressure immobilisation bandage. becomes confused, shaky and agitated. What
c. Apply a cold compress to the affected area. is the recommended first aid treatment for this
d. Remove the stinger and pour hot water over condition?
the affected area. If there is no relief, apply
cold running water. a. Call an ambulance and suggest he take
Ventolin to stabilise his blood sugar.
question 29 b. Tell him to calm down, he's acting like a spoilt
Defibrillators that have both adult and
c. Give him anything containing lots of sugar,
pediatric pads will shock according to pad a few jellybeans or a glass of soft drink. If that
type attached at the time of shock. is not effective seek medical attention.
a. True b. False d. Put him into the recovery position in case he
becomes unconscious.
question 33 question 36
At your workplace you see your co-worker lying How should you treat a casualty that has
unconscious on the ground. There is a power tool received a heavy blow to the back of the head
in their hand. Which of the following would you do and is bleeding from the ear (cerebral spinal
first? fluid mixed with blood)?
a. Cove ear with sterile dressing, allowing fluid to
a. Drag the casualty away from the electrical drain.
tool and check for a response. b. As a team carefully log-roll casualty on to
b. Disconnect the power at the mains or wall their side, bleeding side down.
socket using dry, non-conductive material.
c. Pack ear with wadding.
Then carefully remove the power tool and
continue your first aid action plan. d. Call 000.
c. Leave the person alone and call the electricity question 37
commission to disconnect the power.
An unconscious breathing casualty with a
d. Remove the power tool from the casualty suspected spinal injury should be left on their
using only the cord so you won't get back.
a. True b. False
question 34
question 38
The best way to re-warm a person suffering from
At a party, an 11-year-old boy who has a peanut
mild hypothermia (cold) is to:
allergy starts to experience itching in his mouth
a. Replace wet clothing with dry, wrap them in which progresses to throat tightness, with swelling
blankets and give them a warm drink. of his face evident. He has medication with him.
b. Help thern into a steaming hot both allowing
How should you manage this child's condition?
their whole body to re-warm.
c. Give them some sips of brandy, since alcohol a. Place the child in the recovery position and
can benefit a person suffering from cold monitor their breathing.
injuries by numbing the senses. b. Get the asthma puffer from your first aid kit
d. Encourage them to exercise vigorously to and help him take 4 puffs of the inhaler.
raise their body temperature.
c. Help him to administer his adrenaline injector.
question 35 Call 000 and family/carer. Monitor his condition
Some of the basic steps in caring for minor and be prepared to take further action if
wounds are? necessary.
d. Call the mother and tell her to urgently come to
a. Cleansing the wound and surrounding skin. the party address so as to take her child to
b. Washing your hands and wearing gloves.
c. Leave the wound uncovered to dry out.
d. Treat the wound with an antiseptic powder. question 39
Whiplash, a type of neck injury, results in muscle
strain, ligament and/or disc injury.
a. True b. False
question 40 question 44
You walk through the park and come Placements of adult and pediatric AED
across a collapsed person who appears pads are identical.
to be unconscious. You see a syringe lying a. True b. False
near the casualty. What should you do?
a. Stand back as it is too dangerous to question 45
approach the collapsed person. Call Child care centres must follow first aid
requirements as specified under the Education
and Care Services National Law.
b. Move the syringe with your fingers. Call
000. Monitor casualty until help arrives. a. True b. False
c. He doesn't respond to your question 46
commands so call 000. Be careful to
The psychological impact on children after
avoid a needle-stick injury. Check to
an incident may mean that they require stress
see if he's breathing normally. Be
prepared to perform CPR.
d. Try to rouse the person so that you a. True b. False
can contact their family for help. question 47
question 41 The signs and symptoms of asthma are caused
You can use a tourniquet for the first by only a few known triggers.
aid management of a crush injury. a. True b. False
a. True b. False question 48
question 42 The average respiration rate for adults and
children is the same.
An infant's trachea is soft and pliable and
could become compressed by an excessive a. True b. False
backward head tilt.
a. True b. False

question 43
You are at a family dinner when Grandpa Congratulations. You have
Jim starts to slide off his chair. His face
completed all of the first aid
has dropped on one side and he can't talk
properly. He is very frightened. What do you questions.
suspect is wrong with Grandpa Jim and what
should you do to assist?
Please hand your completed answer sheet
a. He is having a heart attack. Lie him down to your first aid instructor to be marked at
on the floor and call 000. the course.
b. He is having an allergic reaction. He
requires an adrenaline auto-injector. Call DO NOT take this answer sheet home after
000. the course.
c. He is having a hypo-glycemic (low
sugar) attack. Give him anything
containing lots of sugar.
d. He is having a stroke. Lie him on the
floor and elevate head & shoulders. Call
000, and do not give anything to eat or
drink. Keep reassuring him until the
paramedics arrive.
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