2nd Aid Quiz

 In 2023, Tip of the Week

 

At SCM, we often believe that first aid was mistakenly named. When faced with a medical event, we should always establish whether CPR is needed first, and then move on to providing medical assistance that may be less critical.

 

This week, test yourself on the following scenarios to see what you know about providing first aid. We’ll provide the answers at the end of the quiz as usual.

 

1. A coworker has cut their arm. It might need stitches, but it does not seem to be an emergency. To help slow the bleeding, what should you do to help?

 

A. Apply a tourniquet.

B. Hand the coworker a bandage, have them apply it to their arm, and tell them to hold their arm up.

C. Call for your supervisor and ask them what to do.

D. Put the coworker in a car and race to the emergency department at the local hospital.

 

2. Someone tripped and fell, banging their face into a chair on the way to the floor. A tooth popped out. You found the tooth and think it might be able to be reimplanted in their mouth. What is a good way preserve the tooth?

 

A. Put it in milk.

B. Put it in a paper bag.

C. Put it in a plastic bag.

D. Put it in the person’s pocket.

 

3. You fell. On the way to the floor, you instinctively put your arm out to brace the fall. Your wrist now looks deformed, and it hurts a lot. What is a good way to protect the wrist while someone drives you to an urgent care center?

 

A. Try to find a hard or rigid object to use as a splint.

B. Wrap bandages around the wrist, trying to see if it will straighten out.

C. Try to use the wrist, tough it out, and it should be fine on its’ own.

D. Use your body as a splint, holding the wrist in the most comfortable position against your chest. Use a pillow, rolled up towel or coat to support it while you are sitting in the car.

4. What are signs and symptoms that someone may have had a stroke?

 

A. When asked to talk their speech may be slurred or difficult to understand.

B. When asked to smile, one side of the face may be drooping.

C. When asked they have trouble raising both arms equally.

D. They may complain about a severe headache.

E. All of the above are signs and symptoms of a possible stroke.

F. None of the above are signs or symptoms of a possible stroke.


Bonus Question:

5. Your crew is working outdoors. It is hot, and one of the crew members is acting grumpy, sweating a lot, and seems to be panting. What may be the cause and what should you do? (We are letting you come up with the answers to this one.)


Answers:

1. B. Hand the coworker a bandage, and have them apply it to the wound, holding their arm up.

2. A. Put a loose tooth in milk to preserve it for reimplanting.

3. D. Use your body as a splint, holding the wrist in the most comfortable position against your chest. Use a pillow, rolled up towel or coat to support it while you are sitting in the car.

4. E. All of the above are possible signs and symptoms of a stroke.

5. The person may be experiencing heat exhaustion. Get them out of the heat. Give them cool water to drink. Remove any heavy clothing. Let them rest. If the symptoms persist, have them seen by a health care professional.

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