LESSON EXERCISES: LESSON 3
INSTRUCTIONS: Answer the following exercises by marking the letter of the response
that best answers the question or best completes the sentence or by writing the answer
in the space provided.
After you have answered all of the exercises, check your answers against the
"Solutions to Lesson Exercises" at the end of the exercises. For each exercise
answered incorrectly, reread the lesson material referenced.
You find a soldier who appears to be unconscious. Which of the following should
be your first action in rendering aid to this person?
Check his pulse.
Call out "Are you okay?" and gently shake his shoulder.
Begin inserting a nasopharyngeal airway.
Open his airway.
You are going to check the casualty to see if he is breathing. How should you
position the casualty?
On his back.
On his stomach.
On his right side.
On his left side.
Which method of opening the airway is preferred if you believe that the casualty
has an injured neck or spine?
b. Jaw thrust.
In the head-tilt/chin-lift method of opening a casualty's airway, one hand is used to
press on his forehead. How is the thumb on the opposite hand used?
Lift the casualty's chin by hooking the thumb under the casualty's jaw.
Hook over the casualty's bottom teeth to ensure a good grip on his chin.
Press against the casualty's nose to seal off his nostrils.
Keep the casualty's lower lip depressed, if needed.