Can you save a life? In an emergency, when every second is critical, would you know what to do?

According to recent statistics sudden cardiac arrest is rapidly becoming the leading cause of death in America. Once the heart ceases to function, a healthy human brain may survive without oxygen for up to 4 minutes without suffering any permanent damage. Unfortunately, a typical EMS response may take 6, 8 or even 10 minutes.

It is during those critical minutes that CPR can provide oxygenated blood to the victim's brain and the heart, dramatically increasing his chance of survival. And if properly instructed, almost anyone can learn and perform CPR. (source:

PART ONE: PRE-TEST (16 points)
In the first column on the left, answer the following questions to the best of your ability. After answering each question, open a new web browser window and visit the website Review the information provided and complete the online assessment to check your answers. In the column on the right, mark the question you answered correct with a “C” and the answers that were incorrect with an “I”. For incorrect answers, also include the letter of the correct answer. Do NOT purchase anything through this website. You can complete this section without the need to pay.

Devon Volker

“C” or “I”
1. Victim responsiveness is checked by:
A. Shaking and shouting if the victim is a child.
B. Patting feet and chest if the victim is an infant.
C. Shaking and shouting if the victim is an adult.
D. All of the above.
2. If the victim is unresponsive, you should:
A. Dial 9-1-1 before starting CPR for adults.
B. Start CPR before dialing 9-1-1 for infants.
C. Start CPR before dialing 9-1-1 for children.
D. All of the above.
3. To check if the victim is breathing, you should:
A. Listen for exhaled air.
B. Feel for...

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