How many of us are prepared to deal with
common mishaps and injuries?
We invite you to put your first aid know-how
to the test. Click the red cross beside your answer to see
how much you know.
2. It's dinnertime. In her rush to get it ready,
your sister scalds her hand with a pot of boiling water. What's
the best thing you can do to help?
3. You're on your way to work and suddenly the woman
sitting next to you on the bus begins having a seizure.
something in her mouth so that she doesn't swallow her
of the above
4. Some old friends have dropped by for drinks and
some munchies. You're having a blast until suddenly one of
your friends starts freaking out … It seems he's chocking
on a piece of food. Should you...
him a glass of water
him to cough hard
him on the back between the shoulder blades five times
5. You're helping your father do some home renovations.
While cutting some wood his hand slips and his index finger
makes contact with the saw blade. He's bleeding badly. What
do you do?
direct pressure to the wound
a tourniquet around his finger
the wound under running water
6. It's lunchtime at the office. A co-worker has
swallowed something and it's obstructed her airway. She can't
speak, cough or breathe. This is a life-threatening emergency
and you must take immediate action. Should you:
her by calmly telling her that help is on the way
your fingers in her mouth and pull the object out
abdominal thrusts until the object is expelled
7. Your young daughter's nose is bleeding. Do you:
her tip her head slightly back
her tip her head forward
ice on the bridge of her nose
8. You're granddaughter has swallowed an unidentified
poison. What should you do?
her to vomit
her drink three glasses of water, then induce vomiting
your local poison control centre
9. You're enjoying a camping trip with your family,
sitting by the fire roasting marshmallows. Your brother leans
towards the fire to stoke the flames -- and he slips. He burns
his arm pretty badly. What do you do?
any material from his shirt that's stuck to his skin
the burn loosely with a soft, clean dressing
any blisters that have formed on the wound
10. Your uncle cut his hand badly while slicing a
bagel. You've bandaged the wound and are applying direct pressure
to it, but your uncle has lost a lot of blood and has gone
into shock. What's the best thing you can do for him?
him lie down, elevate his legs, and cover him with a blanket
to keep him warm
him something to drink, preferably alcohol to dull the
him a hot water bottle