Heart Health Quiz – 2/24/14

 In Tip of the Week

Since we are about to close out the Centers For Disease Control (CDC)’s Heart Health Month, annually held in February, we thought we would offer you a short quiz on Heart Health today. What do you know about heart health, including the most current guidelines from the American Heart Association for CPR? If you want to study before the quiz, here’s a link to the CDC’s page on heart health: http://www.cdc.gov/features/heartmonth/.

Take the following quiz and test your knowledge. We will post the answers on the scm-safety.com Facebook page tomorrow, February 25.

1.  The number 1 killer of men and women in the US is:

A.  Cancer

B.  Cardiovascular disease

C.  Strokes

D.  Diabetes

E.  Alzheimers


2.  True or False: The symptoms of a heart attack for men and women are always the same, usually felt as pain or a dull ache in the chest.

A.  True

B.  False


3.  Your coworker is found in his chair, slumped over his desk, and is not breathing. You are the first one to find him. What is the first thing you should do?

A.  Try to find his pulse.

B.  Pull him out of the chair and lay him on his back on the floor.

C.  Call 9-1-1, or have someone else call 9-1-1 and get back to you that help is on the way.

D.  Open his airway.

E.  Give him two rescue breaths.


4.  True or False: If someone has a history of cardiovascular disease in their family, they can lessen their risk of having a heart attack by taking action – talking with their doctor, watching their diet, checking their blood pressure, exercising regularly.

A.  True

B.  False


5.  The current guidelines from the American Heart Association for CPR state that compressions should be performed at least ____________ times per minute and for an adult the chest should be compressed at least ____________ deep.

A.  60 times per minute / 1 inch deep.

B.  80 times per minute / 1-1/2 inches deep.

C.  80 times per minute / 2 inches deep.

D.  100 times per minute / 2 inches deep.


To learn more about heart health, we recommend the CDC site linked above, and the American Heart Association, linked here: http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/

Visit our Facebook page tomorrow to check your answers. If you want the answers earlier, or have questions you can email us at info@scm-safety.com.

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