PALS Practice Test
PALS Practice Test
Our PALS practice test will help you prepare for the PALS online exam. Like our exam, this 10 question practice test is based on the most recent ILCOR/AHA guidelines.
This exam contains 50 multiple choice questions. The exam is not timed, and you may stop and start again if needed. You must obtain an 80% grade to obtain your certification card. Good luck!
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When should a provider begin CPR in a child or infant?
Which technique is appropriate for a provider that suspects a child or infant has a neck injury?
A person takes a shortcut through the yard of a demolished house, and accidentally steps on a board with a rusty nail. They are wearing flip flops, and the nail punctures the foot through the sandal and you can see it breaking through the top of the foot. What should a first aid provider do?
Which of the following is appropriate for a provider while performing abdominal thrusts?
What is a common shockable rhythm during cardiac arrest?
How should a provider correctly form a seal using a pocket mask to deliver breaths in an adult?
What is the first action if you are alone with an unresponsive child or infant?
What is Good Samaritan law?
When giving rescue breathing to an adult without normal breathing but who has a pulse, how many breaths per second should you give?
What is the first thing any first aid provider does before providing care to an injured person in an emergency situation?
You are responding to a victim who has lost a finger in an accident and they are bleeding profusely. While treating them you begin to feel dizzy and weak at the sight of the severed part. You finish treatment but the feeling won’t pass. What should you do?
An adult is in cardiac arrest, and you are preparing to place the AED pads. Which of the following is the appropriate action?
Which of the following is the most correct sequence to perform CPR on adults if alone?
You are using an AED and it instructs you to “Check electrodes”? What do you do?
What is the appropriate action of the rescuer after the AED delivers a shock?
When is it appropriate to apply an antibacterial cream to a child’s wound?
What is a good idea during CPR if two rescuers are available?
What is an appropriate action of a provider providing mouth-to-mouth/nose breathing for an infant?
What is the first thing a first aid provider must do after a dog has attacked and bitten a victim?
What is an appropriate action during hands-only CPR for an adult?
A person was bitten on the hand by a venomous spider. What is an appropriate action?
A person has been stung by a bee and you notice that they are pale and their lips are swelling. What is the most appropriate action?
When the second rescuer arrives with an AED for a distressed adult, what is the appropriate action?
What is the difference between child and infant CPR?
Which of the following are the correct steps when using an AED?
Which of the following is the correct procedure for using an epinephrine pen during an allergic reaction?
How could you provide first aid to a person having a heart attack?
Which of the following is an appropriate action to provide first aid to a person with low blood sugar?
Which of the following is an appropriate action to provide to a person having a seizure?
While at the park, you notice an older woman is coughing up blood, bleeding from the mouth, and has a tender abdomen. Her pulse is weak and rapid. What is the most likely cause of her symptoms?
Which of the following is the appropriate procedure to provide first aid to a person with a nosebleed?
Which of the following is appropriate for providing care to an amputated part?
Which of the following is appropriate for providing first aid for a minor burn?
A 10-year-old child is gasping and has a heart rate of 110 beats per minute. What is an appropriate action of a provider?
Which of the following is typically NOT a symptom of a stroke?
You approach an unconscious person wearing a medical alert bracelet notifying a diabetic condition. Which of the following is the most appropriate immediate action?
Which of the following is appropriate action during AED defibrillation?
After verifying scene safety, checking for responsiveness, and shouting for help, what should be the next step when a rescuer discovers an unconscious adult without a pulse?
What is the most appropriate action if a person is bitten by a neighborhood cat?
How many breaths should a rescuer provide to a child who needs rescue breathing alone (without chest compressions)?
What is the next appropriate step after the AED delivers a shock to a child or infant?
What is an appropriate action of a rescuer if a child or infant has a definite pulse within 10 seconds of assessment and is breathing normally?
Which of the following is the proper process to check an adult’s pulse?
What is the appropriate first aid treatment for a chemical burn?
Which of the following is the most appropriate action if you perform CPR on a 10-year-old whose chest does not rise after the first rescue breath?
You are at your child’s recital. A young dancer steps onto stage and immediately looks agitated and confused. Their skin begins to turn grey and clammy and they are not responding to auditory cues. What should a first aid responder do?
What is the appropriate action of a rescuer during a severe obstruction in a choking adult?
How should a rescuer properly position a choking infant?
Which of the following is the proper technique to relieve choking in an 8-month-old infant who is responsive?
How should a first aid provider properly remove a tick?