Roles and Responsibilities
Roles & Responsibilities
(10 True/False questions with explanations)
During an incident the first priority is to find out what happened?
FALSE: Your first action is always to check for dangers.
First Aid boxes must contain a range of painkillers such as paracetamol and ibuprofen?
FALSE: First Aid boxes should not have any medication.
Treating someone in a noisy environment is no different to treating them in a quiet place?
FALSE: Good communication is important when dealing with an accident. Where possible switch off machinery, music systems, etc.
Gaining ‘consent’ is not necessary if the patient is in pain?
FALSE: The patient needs to give consent, if they have capacity, before you proceed. If the person is unconscious, or confused, then in this case they do not have capacity to consent, and you can proceed, working in their best interests.
As a qualified First Aider you should do everything yourself in case a colleague does it wrong?
FALSE: In more serious incidents you will need to work as a team.
The priorities that a First Aider needs to follow is known as ABCDR
FALSE: The primary survey is abbreviated as DR ABC
An airway problem takes priority over a breathing problem?
TRUE: From the acronym DR ABC, Airway comes before breathing.
Before calling 999 you must diagnose what the problem is?
FALSE: As a First Aider you need to recognise when you need help from the emergency services, and be able to describe what you see, not what the diagnosis is.
If an ambulance is required then it will benefit the crew if you prepare a ‘handover’.
TRUE: If an ambulance is required there will be several jobs that need doing
injuries do not need to be reported in the Accident Book.
FALSE: minor injuries should be reported so that management can see if there is a pattern and work to make your environment a safer place.
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