This BLS practice test is Part 1 of the BLS Express Study Guide. The BLS Express Study Guide is a completely FREE interactive training course that provides a comprehensive, fast, and fun review of the AHA BLS manual for health care providers.
BLS practice test-Part 1 covers the first half of the AHA BLS provider manual. It will give you a review of all the major points you need to know prior to your BLS class.
This test contains a total of 35 questions. After answering each question, you will be provided with the rationale. The rationale gives details about the correct answer.
This BLS practice test is designed to teach and reinforce the content found the AHA BLS provider manual. Please comment below if you have any questions.
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1. You are leaving work for the day. In the parking lot, you find an unresponsive elderly man laying by his car. Since you are the first rescuer, you must first _______.CorrectIncorrect
2. You find a patient in his hospital bed. He is unresponsive and has agonal breathing. What should you do?CorrectIncorrect
3. Healthcare providers should take no more than ______ seconds to check for a pulse.CorrectIncorrect
4. You are alone and find an unresponsive victim not breathing. You shout for help but no one responds. What is the proper sequence of actions in light of this:CorrectIncorrect
5. (True or False)
For victims of any age, the lone rescuer should use the compression-ventilation ratio of 30 compressions to two breaths for CPR.CorrectIncorrect
6. The foundation of CPR is ________.CorrectIncorrect
7. You begin chest compressions on a 42-year-old male you remember that the compression rate is __________.CorrectIncorrect
8. When performing chest compressions on an adult which of the following factors are important?CorrectIncorrect
9. (True or False) Two rescuers are generally needed to perform a jaw thrust and provide breaths with the bag-mask device. During CPR, two rescuers are recommended to deliver effective ventilation.CorrectIncorrect
10. (True or False) Use the head-tilt chin-lift if you suspect a head or neck injury.CorrectIncorrect
11. You are performing CPR as a lone rescuer on a 60-year-old female patient. Where is the ideal position for you around the patient as a lone rescuer?CorrectIncorrect
12. (True or False)
For the lone rescuer, bag-mask rescue breathing is NOT recommended during CPR.CorrectIncorrect
13. As you perform 2-person CPR on a patient in cardiac arrest, each breath should be delivered over _______ seconds.CorrectIncorrect
14. How often should rescuers switch roles during CPR?CorrectIncorrect
15. (True or False)
If the jaw thrust maneuver does not work to open the airway on a suspected spinal injury, use a head tilt-chin lift.CorrectIncorrect
16. (True or False)
After you power on an AED (External automated defibrillator), The AED will guide you through the next steps.CorrectIncorrect
17. The sequence of the 4 universal steps for operating an AED are:CorrectIncorrect
18. You have attached the AED to a patient in cardiac arrest, what is your next step:CorrectIncorrect
19. When using the AED, if no shock is advised you should ________.CorrectIncorrect
20. (True or False) Minimizing the time from the last compression and shock delivery improves the effectiveness of the shock to result in ROSC.CorrectIncorrect
21. Adult defibrillator pads should be used for victims ______ years of age or older.CorrectIncorrect
22. Special situations that may arise when using an AED include: (choose all that are correct)CorrectIncorrect
23. (True or False)
You may use an AED even if the victim is laying on snow.CorrectIncorrect
24. A victim is in cardiac arrest and you are preparing to place the AED patches. You notice what appears to be an implanted pacemaker. You should:CorrectIncorrect
25. (True or False) You may place an AED pad directly over a medication patch.CorrectIncorrect
26. The BLS compression-ventilation ratio for 2-rescuer CPR in the child is ________.CorrectIncorrect
27. You are providing CPR for a five-year-old child. As you begin chest compressions you remember that the compression depth should be. _________.CorrectIncorrect
28. (True or False) In the child 1-year-old to puberty, compressions may be administered as 1 or 2 handed compressions.CorrectIncorrect
29. You are a lone provider. You find a child in arrest that was unwitnessed, you should provide CPR for ________ minutes before activating EMS and retrieving the AED.CorrectIncorrect
30. You witness the sudden arrest of a child who is now unresponsive.
(True or False) You should provide 2 minutes of CPR prior to activating EMS.CorrectIncorrect
31. The universal compression to ventilation ratio for the lone rescuer with adults, children, and infants is:CorrectIncorrect
32. The universal compression rate for all cardiac arrest victims is ________.CorrectIncorrect
33. To perform a pulse check in the child, palpate a ________ or femoral pulse.CorrectIncorrect
34. When performing 2-rescuer CPR, on the child, compression to ventilation ratio is:CorrectIncorrect
(True or False) 35. For most infants and children, chest compressions alone are not as effective for delivering oxygen to the heart and brain than a combination of chest compressions and breaths.CorrectIncorrect
Great way to study
Great way to prepare for an exam especially if you have testing anxiety
Lisa Carver says
DR RAMAKANT says
nice and very helpful.
Yea, nice and very helpful
Kgaugelo Mopai says
It is very useful summarizes the BLS study guide so nice
Thank u very much for the nice questions
On number 25, So do we remove the medication dermal patch and place the AED pad?
Removal of the medication patch will prevent poor current flow and will ensure the best possible conduction of the electric current during defibrillation. Kind regards, Jeff
karim s says
Heather Gentleman says
You’re alone and find an unresponsive adult. What is the different scenario between giving CPR rounds and then leaving vs activating EMS and getting AED first? If you find them unresponsive, you still leave to get help and am AED?
I realize now I was getting child vs adult unwitnessed mixed up. Thank you! These questions are so helpful.
Kgaugelo Mopai says
No I will start CPR
This was very helpful for me before taking the test and was exactly what they taught me at my class . 26 out 35 definitely going to do better and feel more confident to take the test, I can also say I understand more now with the questions than before. 😃
Curtis Cummingsrctt says
Great exam 👌
curtis cummings says
VERY HELPFULL FOR ME. THANK YOU.
Xola Yengeni says
Thanks a lot…keep revising me..
First try i got 24 out of 35 not bad i will try again
Fred Downs says
“You are alone and find an unresponsive victim not breathing. You shout for help but no one responds. What is the proper sequence of actions in light of this:” BLS practice test – Part 1.
You refer to the manual (P.15), but do not show the correct answer.
What is the correct answer? Thanks.
All answers that are correct but are not answered correctly are outlined with a fine green line. The incorrect answer will show in red.