Automatic External Defibrillator AED Quiz

This is a fun general knowledge quiz on the operations of an automated external defibrillator.

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1. What should you check before delivering a shock to a victim?


2. If you are a lone rescuer, using an AED takes priority over performing CPR


3. How does a defibrillator work?


4. The defibrillator pads used to deliver the electrical shock to the heart can be placed on or over patients clothing


5. You should not use a defibrillator if there is a risk of igniting flammable gases


6. An AED will deliver a shock if a victim is ‘alive’ or has a normal heartbeat


7. You cannot use a defibrillator if a casualty has a pacemaker fitted


8. You can use an automated external defibrillator if a victim is on a metal surface


9. What are the four links in the Chain of Survival?


10. Defibrillators should come with a small towel, what is this used for?