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


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


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


4. How does a defibrillator work?


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


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


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


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


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


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