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. How does a defibrillator work?


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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