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. How does a defibrillator work?


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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