When someone goes into sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), most people’s instinctive reaction is to panic. The thing is, not only is this not helpful, but it also wastes valuable minutes when the sufferer could be receiving lifesaving defibrillation. With every minute that passes without defibrillation, a person in sudden cardiac arrest’s likelihood of survival decreases by 10%. Therefore, as you can imagine, knowing how to react effectively and calmly in this medical emergency can be the difference between life and death.
So, if one of your friends, family or colleagues went into sudden cardiac arrest, would you know what to do? To test your current understanding and learn more about the lifesaving skills you need, take our ‘Are you Rescue Ready?’ quiz and find out if your knowledge is up to scratch.
What does the quiz cover?
This quiz acts as a good starting point to gauge how up to speed you are with lifesaving practices. The main topics covered in the quiz include:
- Spotting the signs of a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA)
- How to perform CPR on an adult
- How to perform CPR on a child
- How to use a defibrillator
- The importance of providing immediate treatment
Each question has a detailed answer, so you can learn the correct response to a situation even if you don’t get the answer right first time. Some answers also include short videos to help demonstrate what you need to do.
If you’re keen to really improve your lifesaving skills, arranging a first aid course for your colleagues – or attending one in your local area – is a great way to improve your confidence and learn the correct techniques from a trained professional.
Finally, you can improve a sudden cardiac arrest sufferer’s chance of survival by getting an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) for your local school, workplace or community space. AEDs are designed to be used by anyone, giving you the confidence to know that this device will talk you through every step of the rescue regardless of experience or training.