Paediatric First Aid Quiz

Paediatric First Aid Quiz

Paediatric First Aid Quiz

If a child is experiencing asthma attack at what point would you call for an ambulance?

After 20 minutes
Only if it was child’s first known attack
After 10 minutes if medication has no effect/if first known attack
Not at all as asthma isn’t serious

What is the correct treatment for a choking infant (under 12 months)?

Alternate backblows with abdominal thrusts
Up to 5 backblows with up to 5 chest thrusts
Chest thrusts only
Backblows only

What is the correct treatment for a choking child (over 12 months)?

Alternate backblows with chest thrusts
Chest thrusts only
Up to 5 backblows with up to 5 abdominal thrusts
Backblows only

What should you do if a child gets a wasp/bee sting on their arm?

Put some butter on it
Squeeze the sting to get the poison out
Bandage the arm to cover the small wound
Apply a cold compress and watch for swelling or signs of an allergic reaction

Which of the following are indications of a severe allergic attack?

Swollen feet
Earache
Sensations around the tongue and lips, swelling and difficulty breathing
Hiccups

How should you treat a child who is feeling faint?

Give them a glass of cold water or milk
Put them in the recovery position and call an for an ambulance
Sit them down for 5 minutes
Lay them down with feet raised and loosen their clothing

How should you treat a child who is suffering from a nosebleed?

Get him/her to lean forward and pinch the top, fleshy part of their nose
Get him/her to lean back and pinch the bridge of the nose
Just let it stop by itself
Call for an ambulance and hold a cold flannel on their forehead

Why should you place an unconscious child in the recovery position?

Because it is comfortable
To help them wake up
To maintain an open airway
To minimise shock

How should you treat a child with a serious eye injury?

Wash injured eye with clean water
Bandage the eye tightly and take them to see a doctor
Bandage both eyes tightly and take them to see a doctor
Keep them as still as possible and call for an ambulance

How should you treat a child that has swallowed a corrosive substance?

Give them sips of milk or cold water and call for an ambulance
Make them vomit as soon as possible
Sit them down and call for an ambulance
Make them walk around to keep them awake and call for an ambulance

How should you treat a child that has swallowed some tablets that he/she found, thinking they were sweets?

Make them vomit as soon as possible
Keep them calm, call for an ambulance and have tablet samples ready to pass to paramedics
Give them sips of milk or cold water
Make them walk around to keep them awake and call for an ambulance

How should you treat a child who appears to have broken his/her arm?

Bathe the arm in cold water to reduce swelling and take them to see a doctor
Tightly bandage the arm to reduce swelling and call an ambulance
Steady and support the arm, reassure the child and seek medical aid
Wait for 30 minutes to see if pain subsides – it may only be a sprain



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