There are 15 questions. Select the best answer for each question.
1. Where is the best place to check for a pulse on a drowning victim?
2. Once CPR is started on a victim, when should it be stopped?
After 15 minutes
After 45 minutes
When the victim is dead
When medical relief help arrives or you are too exhausted to continue
3. If a victim has chopped his foot with an ax, which pressure point should be used to slow bleeding?
4. When should a tourniquet be used?
When it is necessary to sacrifice a limb to save a life
When direct pressure does not stop the bleeding
When injuries are below the knee or elbow joints
When an injury is spurting blood in time with the heartbeat
5. If blood from a severe laceration on the arm soaks through an applied compress, what should be done?
Use a tourniquet
Place another compress on top of the soaked one and continue applying pressure
Replace the soaked compress with a new one
Remove the soaked compress, wash it, wring it out, and apply it again
6. What is the biggest risk from bee stings?
7. What are symptoms of Heatstroke?
greyish cool skin, sweating, slow pulse
red hot dry skin, sweating, rapid pulse
red hot dry skin, no sweating, rapid pulse
greyish cool skin, no sweating, rapid pulse
8. Prevent heatstroke by:
Drinking water, avoiding the sun, and wearing dark clothes
Avoiding extreme heat, cutting back on salt intake, and wearing cotton clothes
Limiting strenuous activity, drinking water, wear light clothes
Wearing a hat, drinking warm liquids, and exercising regularly
9. Signs of a simple arm bone fracture include:
Pink colored skin, no swelling, pain in area, bleeding wound
Blue colored skin, painful to move, bleeding wound, nausea
Swelling, blue colored skin, painful to move, grating sound or feeling
Red colored skin, abnormal shape or position, no pain
10. Signs of a compound fracture in the arm include:
Red skin, nausea, abnormal shape or position, weakness
Bone visible in wound, grating sound or feeling, abnormal shape or position, pain in area
Swelling, blueish skin, pain in area, unable to move arm or hand
Bleeding, pain in area, bone visible in wound, swelling
11. Treatment of a simple fracture in the arm:
Straighten bone if at an abnormal angle, immobilize arm, apply ice or cold wraps, treat for shock, seek medical help
Treat for shock, apply ice or cold wraps, immobilize arm, help victim walk around to stay awake, seek medical help
Immobilize arm, keep victim still, treat for shock, apply ice or cold wraps, seek medical help
Immobilize arm, have victim drink warm liquid, elevate the arm over victim's head, seek medical help
12. What should you do with a bone poking out of a compound fracture in the arm?
Twist the arm so the bone goes back inside the skin
Push the bone back into place using a clean cloth wrapped on your hand or fingers
Pull the victim's hand straight out from the shoulder to realign the bones
Leave the bone where it is and cover the wound with clean compresses
13. Symptoms of neck or back injury are:
Paralysis, bruises, swelling, deformity
Pain, paralysis, bruises, swelling, confusion
Pain, paralysis, numbness in limbs, swelling, deformity
Pain, bruises, swelling, deformity
14. First aid when a neck or back injury is suspected, includes:
Support sides of head, keep head aligned with shoulders, move victim to comfortable position, take care of other injuries, help victim stand when he says he is ready
Support back of head, keep head aligned with shoulders, keep victim in position found, take care of other injuries, help victim stand when other injuries are tended
Support sides of head, keep head aligned with spine, move victim to comfortable position, take care of other injuries, do not move victim again until medical help arrives
Support sides of head, keep head aligned with spine, keep victim in position found, take care of other injuries, move victim only if life is threatened
15. What is realistically the worst thing that can happen if you do not treat a spinal injury carefully and correctly?
Scarring and disfiguration
A well-trained scout is a ready scout. Being prepared for situations in which first aid training is required is a sign of a good boy scout. Whether in the wilderness outdoors or a large city, situations will come up where a first aid kit accompanied with thorough training may make the difference between life and death. Safety is a major training portion of the Boy Scouts and that includes recovery as well as prevention.