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


2. How does a defibrillator work?


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


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


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


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


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


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